Tactic 1: It is easy to have a positive mindset when everything is going well. The important thing is to maintain this positive mindset and attitude when we find challenges and hard times in our lives. It is during hard times when we see who a successful person and entrepreneur is. It is hard to do so, YES, it is very hard. Then again, if it was easy, no one would ever have any issues in life. Look at this like when we fall, we then stand up, shake the dust out of ourselves and move on. Tactic 2: We are living unprecedented times. It is now when, rather than getting worried, we must focus on controlling what we can control and do something about it. Rather than worrying about what we can’t control, how about working how we can adapt to the new circumstances. It is time to assess what the challenges are and what options we have. Then select the best suitable one and move on. A motto I learned when I was in the military goes along the line of (when something out of the norm takes place): Stop, Assess, Choose Option, Action It. Panicking is a normal reaction of people that goes into action without thinking about the available options. Tactic 3: Never stop living your own life. Some businesses stop doing business when they encounter a significant challenge in life, waiting for the challenge to pass. Yes, sometimes we are unable to avoid that. Then again, often is more about us being unable to find […]
JamesB asked a very valid question from yesterday’s post and I will try to simplify how you can work out your life vision. You can do the following exercise as a starting point. Some will get it quickly, and others (like myself) may take longer. The important thing is to start working in defining your own vision and to take as long as it takes. Keep working on it until you get it (discipline yourself to consistently persevere until you get it). Imagine you are 1,000 years old (yes, three zeros). For sake of this exercise, imagine you have achieved everything you wanted in life (personal, business, career, wealth, health, etc). You are gathered with your friends and close relatives to celebrate your birthday and they ask you to tell them what the five accomplishments you have achieved that you are the MOST proud of doing. The answer to the above exercise will give you a good indicator of what your vision and your purpose in life are.
Today, I had a nice and very interesting conversation with a stranger about how our thinking impact our lives in all aspects and this will be my posting theme for this week. To get the ball rolling, I will use a quotation which I got in one of a training class (unable to remember the name of the author): “Who we are, and how we see the world, and how we think the world sees us, is significant in terms of the results we get.” How we perceive ourselves and how we perceive the world around us will determine what we think we can do and how to do it. Look at the image in this post: same bottle, different colour of light. Our way of thinking will put a colour on what we look at, how we perceive things. One way to improve any aspect of our life, or all of it, is to update the way we think, the way we see the world and the way we see ourselves.
Many people get caught on the protocols of life at work, their social environment and others. Often these protocols make us be serious, straight to the point, very assertive and many other behavioural traits which are appropriate for a given place and time. The thing is that we tend to then adopt these traits in all other aspect of life, where they may be inappropriate. Today is Friday and many of us will have an upcoming weekend of rest and recreation and others will not. Either ways, I wonder how much better we could feel if we let go all these traits, at least for the weekend, and make fun of ourselves. Sometimes, we need to remember that life may be too serious to take it seriously. LIGHTEN UP! Have fun, make it a different kind of fun, remember the foolish and crazy things we use to do when we were a child, jump into the puddle of water and mud or whatever else. Bring out the child in you and do it for the sake of fun, of doing something different. Have a wonderful and fantastic weekend.
We all want to be something and we work toward becoming that something. One of the biggest barrier we have, maybe the biggest, is our own thinking. We must learn to think like what we want to become. If we want to be a millionaire person, we must think like a millionaire. If we want to be successful in business, we must think like a successful business person. If we want to… I wonder, how is it that many people want to become something else, while they keep doing the same thing they have always done and thinking the same way? How is it they want to change without changing anything? I wonder…
There are times in which we need to behave in this or that way and other times we behave the way we want. In my case, I like to keep in mind that life is too serious to live it seriously. This helps me to keep perspective of where I am and where I want to be, while at the same time, it allows me to enjoy the journey, have some fun on the way and see the funny side of everything happening around me. As the end of the working week is about to start, let’s us all have a wonderful, fantastic and fabulous weekend.