Differentiation is difficult, and essential.
Differentiation is difficult, and essential.
“Eat That Frog” by Brian Tracy
There just isn’t enough time for everything on our “To Do” list—and there never will be. Successful people don’t try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure they get done.
There’s an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that it’s probably the worst thing you’ll do all day. Using “eat that frog” as a metaphor for tackling the most challenging task of your day—the one you are most likely to procrastinate on, but also probably the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life—Eat That Frog! shows you how to zero in on these critical tasks and organize your day. You’ll not only get more done faster, but get the right things done.
Hope this helps…
Permanence needs permission.
In other words, if your world stinks right now, you can change it with a decision and an action plan to go along with it. Sure, it likely won’t happen or transform your life immediately, but that’s the point. It’s far too easy to get complacent, let the weeds grow one by one, until suddenly the job of pruning those ugly beasts from your garden becomes too daunting to consider, and so you continue to leave it alone, ignore the problems, and live with the consequences. No matter how miserable this might make you.
Of course, there are times when your permission to let things ride and the consequences that creates are not so obvious, which is what can get you into so much trouble, and can make it seem like it happened all of the sudden. Most of the time, though, you have ignored certain realities and truths, and have decided instead to pretend that everything is OK.
So…stop complaining and do something about your current reality. And if you’re OK right now and everything is just peachy, good for you. Maintain your awareness and discipline so that you can attack those weeds as soon as they rear their ugly heads from the ground beneath you. Buy a good pair of gloves, keep your flexibility and fitness intact so that you can easily bend over and work your fields, and stay vigilent. Your life and your surroundings are constantly in flux and you need to remain aware of your choices and the potential consequences that follow them.
Remember too that success often comes from doing what failed in a slightly different way, in differernt conditions, and at a different time. The key for you is your awareness and your readiness to act when you need to. To prevent complacency from seeping into your garden and promoting the growth of things you just don’t want there. Things that inhibit the cultivation and growth of a life that is more beautiful. More enjoyable. More in-line with who you truly are. More in line with contentment. More clear.
What if every day could be like Sunday?
written by john c ashworth
An early rise. Lots of good coffee. A trip to the pool. A beautiful World Cup Final at 10 AM. Ample time spent near a pile of books and newsletters feeding the creative mojo. Lunch, a nap, a nice evening with family and preparation for an early bed time and ready for action on Monday. Not bad. A fitting end to the week, and a ferocious start to the next.
By the time you read this, the World Cup Final will be over. The most important result being that if you were there, you were a part of the most collective experience we can have as human beings living on the planet earth. Pretty cool. If you were there, it was great to be a part of it with you. If not, well…maybe next time. We missed you.
Why am I here today? I’ll get to it right now.
Every day can’t be like Sunday. You need the balance. You need to get to work. You need to remain disciplined. Follow your bliss, and track your numbers. Stay on the path to your goals. Relaxing, drinking coffee, reading, and filling the tank. These are important too. But every day? Forget obout it. Get to it. What actions do you need to take today? And if you don’t know, then you need to back up and start there. Where are you trying to get to? Now back-up from there and identify the yearly, monthly, weekly, and day to day actions that will get you there. Go!
Today, filling the tank and fostering Mojo is my thing. An important thing. A thing that keeps me going. Even when it all gets so frickin’ tough at times. Very much like those world class athletes we watched today. They NEVER give in. They DO NOT give up. They keep going. Keep running. Keep tackling, heading and fighting. Until the game is over. They recover, and the whole process starts over again.
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I read this ridiculous statement this morning.
That a single decision cam ‘determine’ the course of your life.
Determine your success forever.
A belief for some that is wholly inaccurate.
I felt compelled to respond.
It’s just the kind of externally focused thinking that holds you back.
Your reaction to events is what is truly important.
No matter the magnitude of the failure.
No matter your current situation.
Toady you have a choice.
What will it be?
What do you control?
Go out and make something happen.
I’m rooting for you.
We need you!