To Succeed, Avoid Dabbling

Food For Thought: To succeed, avoid dabbling

💡 Dabbling is better illustrated by imagining ourselves stick a toe in the water, and trying “this and maybe that”, whilst leaving the harder (and likely most important) things for a later stage. This is also better termed procrastination.

The problem with leaving things (in particular those that are most difficult, yet likely to produce the most effective results) to a “later stage” is by delaying things once, who is to say we won’t do it again❓

To regain our sense of control and succeed in anything we strive to do in business or life, consider the following:

✅ By spending our time doing a little of this and a little of that, a lot of little things are accomplished. Yet nothing that truly tests our abilities, or gives lasting satisfaction is produced.

✅ What yields outcomes is as a result of where our level of #focus and #energy is used. Therefore, if we focus on a lot of little things, we will get a lot of little accomplishments.

✅ BUT if we want something bigger as a result, we need to stay focused (and execute) on it long enough to get it done.

✅ Remember, do NOT major in minor things. Focus on the stuff that matters (and this includes everything in our personal life to our business – anything that is crucial to changing our future).

💧 If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten ~ Tony Robbins 💧

Why Mistakes are Important?

Why Mistakes are Important?

Food For Thought: Why mistakes are important❓

Quote by Jim Rohn about making mistakes.

💡 Ask all the successful people in the world what instances spurred their biggest growth in life and business, and I’ll bet most of those stories will fall under the umbrella of “mistakes.” And the bigger the mistakes, the more learning (and benefit) they probably are like to story tell in the long-term.

So, if we feel regret for the mistakes we’ve made in life, then the first action point is to STOP the regret pill immediately❗️ WHY, many may ask❓

✅ Mistakes are a wealth of knowledge one would NOT previously have had in the library had that experience not been lived through. 

✅ Mistakes are often a re-direction to a better pathway for achieving success and our ultimate goals and objectives. Sure, failure stings, but when the sting wears off, we find ourselves more open to the feedback of the experience (hence the saying, “There is no failure, only feedback.”)

✅ And therefore, how we manage our mistakes and lessons learnt from it is more important for a #futuristic visionary VS an individual who dwells and holds onto the past (while trying to move forward)

✅ Remember, we are all human, and life will never be perfect❗️ If everything, every time, went according to plan, life would be boring. Mistakes keep us open to a larger picture, focused on expansion rather than perfection. They might disappoint us in the moment but ultimately remind us of the overarching design we’re aiming for.

💧 Don’t fear or regret making mistakes ➡️ Learn from them ➡️ Make your own good luck by engaging in the right actions in the right way 💧

Time and Tide Wait for No Man

Time and Tide Wait for No Man

Quote about Time by Harvey Mackay

Food For Thought: Time and tide wait for no man

💡 The secret to #success, is in using our time wisely. To achieve our #goals in life, we must use our time wisely, and this means we need momentum to keep driving forwards…

Yet often, many of us may encounter the dreaded #procrastination, which does NOT move us any closer to our end goal. And often a #fear of achieving what we want in life is linked to procrastination.

And when we procrastinate, we stop moving…So how then does one avoid this dreaded procrastination❓

✅ Understand the consequences of our behaviours is the first starting point. If we put off important tasks (or avoid taking action), we waste time❗️ And this cannot be won back, which means having to work harder to move forwards in the future.

In a book by Stephen Covey called, First Things First, there’s an analogy by a teacher and students where the teacher fills the jar with rocks and asks the students if the jar is full.

✅ All of the students say yes, it’s full and no more rocks can fit in. The teacher disagrees and starts to add smaller rocks, like gravel, to the jar. These rocks fit in around the bigger rocks.

✅ Again, he asks the students if the jar is full and they all say yes. Then he adds sand to the jar. The students still say the jar is full, so he adds water to the jar.

✅ The point is that if the sand and water had gone into the jar first, the large rocks wouldn’t have fit.

💧 Fit big rocks (goals) into our life by making them a priority. Otherwise everything else will take up our time 💧

Food For Thought: The Carrot or The Stick

Food For Thought: The Carrot or The Stick

What do you use as motivation? The carrot (joy of reward) or the stick (fear of punishment)

Food For Thought: The Carrot or The Stick

💡  We’re all motivated in different ways. Some people may use sticks (the risk of punishment) to drive motivation; whilst others may use carrots (the satisfaction of rewards)…

The question many may ask, does the carrot and the stick really get the same result❓

✅ The short answer (in my experience both in business and personally) is “it depends” – rather, the more important matter to identify is what motivates us (and our people) in life i.e. is it risk or reward❓

✅ By connecting emotions to goals and outcomes, our actions automatically align to yield the results we see i.e. there is no need to rely on motivation to drive us any more

✅ To determine whether the carrot OR stick approach is the right one, consider the following steps:

➡️ Set a goal(s) ➡️ Connect action plans to those goal(s) ➡️ Identify the “purpose” behind achieving that goal for yourself (and your team if you’re in business)

💧 The greatest ability we are all gifted with is to get along with others and influence each other’s actions 💧

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