This short video gives you some things to think about in the future!!
What is the true definition?
I looked it up in the Oxford Dictionary ( yes a book not on line!!).
Leading – chief, most important, first in position, most popular,
most likely to succeed
Integrity – moral, uprightness, honesty
I love this story!!!
I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost. I am helpless. It isn’t my fault. It takes forever to find a way out.
I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend that I don’t see it. I fall in again. I can’t believe I am in the same place, but it isn’t my fault. It still takes a long time to get out!!.
I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I see it is there. I still fall in. It’s a habit. My eyes are open. I know where I am. It is my fault. I get out immediately.
I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I walk around it.
I walk down another street!!!!
Excerpt from John Maxwell’s ‘Failing Forward’
They say there are four things that you cannot recover.
1 – The Stone………..after the throw.
2 – The Word…………after it is said.
3 – The Occasion…….after it is missed.
4 – The Time………….after it is gone.
So, I leave you with this…….
How are you spending your time?
Do you keep doing things the same way yet expecting different results or that things will change?
Who are you spending your time with? People that uplift and encourage you and your dreams or energy suckers?
You do have choice.
Success, at anything, is a process, it just doesn’t happen overnight.
Last night I was watching an interview with Micheal Phelps, and it may seem like overnight success for him, but he’s been training since he was 11 years old (he’s 23 yrs now). For the last 5 years, he did not miss one day of training, not even Christmas, and on his birthday he did two trainings!!!
Now that is dedication, focus and determination. Not only has he won a gold medal at the olympics, he has won 14 in total and he’s going back for more!!
Here are some idea to encourage more success, love what you do, in other words be enthusiastic about it or have a passion for it.
Give yourself time. We usually underesitmate what we can do in 2 – 5 years, but over estimate what we can do in the next six months. It takes time to get good at what you are trying to do, whether that is a business or learning a new hobby or sport or anything else. Daily consistent action, or practice, practice practice!!!
Set goals, be realistic but also don’t just forget about them. Make a plan of action and keep the focus or end result in your minds eye for what you are aiming for.
If things aren’t going well or working for you, don’t be afraid to step back, look at what it is you are trying to learn or accomplish and try something different that may bring different or better results. Be real about it, if something is not working, admit it. Also, acknowledge what is working or working well.
Don’t be hard on yourself, sometimes things do take time to master or learn. If you love what you are doing and have a passion for it, then it should be easy to keep going till it gets easier or you see the results of sometimes hard work. Then you’ll know it was well worth it!