written by john c ashworth
The best opportunities in business and in life very often come, not directly from the thing you really want to do, but from the solution or ‘work-around’ you discover while working to overcome the obstacles that are standing in the way of you doing the thing you really want to do.
In the spirit of this idea, I encourage you to open your mind this fine Monday morning and commit to this very important idea as you begin your week.
Instead of falling back into the same patterns of your usual Monday, cultivate acceptance of your obstacles this week and to your own uncanny ability to find creative solutions.
You might just discover one of the greatest ideas of your lifetime.
Good luck! Have fun, and keep going.
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…
Source: Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time, Edition 2 by Brian Tracy – Books on Google Play
written by john c ashworth
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.