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Are you just showing up at work to get a paycheck? Or do you make every day count?
It was almost 12 years ago when I wrote my first blog post. The year was 2006.
Have you noticed how many people want to tell you what you need to do to be successful? You don’t have to go far to bump into someone who has an idea
Life is always going to find a way to overwhelm you. To try to beat you down. To try to get into your head. No matter what you want to achieve or how well prepared you happen to be, you’re going to face frustration, chaos, and uncertainty.
It’s a battle out there. The daily journey that you undertake isn’t meant to be fun or friendly at all times.
When you feel like giving up, do it tomorrow. When you have finally decided that you’ve done all you can do, and make the call to quit — put it off until tomorrow.
You can avoid long enough to get away from your problems. You can’t avoid good enough to stay away from your deepest, darkest fears.
You want the results of changing, but you don’t want to do the hard work that changing demands. You’re not alone. That is how everyone is wired.
The path to better outcomes begins with making better choices. Not big choices. Not life-changing decisions.
It doesn’t need to be true. You just need to believe it. That’s when everything changes. Because belief is a drug.
You can’t motivate people when you’re judging them. You can’t help people or get them to change if you’re labeling them and putting them in a box. One of the key reasons why businesses struggle to grow is a lack of empathy.
Creativity is messy. Innovation isn’t linear. You might automatically assume that as you learn and grow and mature that all of your insight and experience will propel you in a straight line towards where you want to be.
You’re not going to make the journey to success without getting knocked down. You’re going to make mistakes. You’re going to do things that end up costing you money, time, and friendships with people you love. You’re going to feel depressed, forlorn, and completely demotivated.
What lessons have you learned recently? What type of new ideas and inspirational thinking are you proactively putting into your head?
Great athletes train their muscles to respond with extreme precision even when the rest of their body is fatigued. A great golfer will often practice a particular swing hundreds of times per day and thousands of times over a year to create a memory for the muscles that make that swing work.
In 1936, Berlin, Germany held the world’s attention. Athletes from around the world traveled to the center of German power, led by Adolf Hitler, to display their athletic prowess in the XI Olympiad.
Growing up black in early 1900s Alabama meant growing up with distinct disadvantages.
What are the top three things you know you need to do right away that you been avoiding up to now?
There are many things in life you will only learn through experience. And the only way to get that experience is through hard work. Not brains or degrees or mastermind groups or friends who have been there before. You have to do the work to get the experience.