Working on the Right Things
People that get things done focus on effectivity first and efficiency second.
Efficiency doesn’t matter if we are not working on the right thing. Sometimes efficiency is a distraction because it’s more difficult to work on the things that lead to the success of our longer-term goals.
High achievers assess their goals every day and flip the switch and move the needle in a different direction if needed.
Let us focus on highly valuable work that results in effectiveness first today.
What we do and how we behave has a far greater impact than what we say.
We can’t expect others to listen to our guidance but ignore our example.
The most powerful attribute we possess is our personal example.
The first person we lead is ourselves.
We earn the right to offer guidance only when others see we lead our own life as best as we can.
Let us be the role model we seek and aspire to be today.
The Perfect Moment
What is a perfect moment? Is it random? Or do we create it? Maybe it’s both.
Most likely it’s a simple moment when all time stands still. That’s when everything from the past doesn’t matter. Every thought about the future is not in our realm of focus. All distractions are removed. All worries go by the wayside. We abound with lighthearted inspiration. All that matters is this current moment, right now. That’s when it’s perfect.
Why do we need to wait for the perfect moment?
Let us find opportunities to make many perfect moments today.
A wait state is when we are idle, waiting for something to happen. Some say, “All good things come to those that wait.” Others say, “I want something so bad I can’t wait.”
If we want something bad enough, we may be patient, but we don’t wait.
If our goal is to accomplish something, why not do it now with a sense of urgency?
Why not start where we are with what we have that will lead us to something greater?
Let us hustle to maximize every opportunity that comes our way today.
Everything we think is substantiated by our opinion.
What others think about us is none of our business. The only opinion that matters is our own: that’s our business.
If we rely on what other people’s opinion is about us, we are living up to their expectations. We may be at risk of letting their opinions drive our success.
Sure, we have mentors, success partners, trusted advisers – their opinion is always a consideration. The final determination is the opinion of our own.
Let us substantiate our opinion about ourselves from a first-person point of view today.
A craftsman is one who creates or performs with precise skill. It’s someone that is deliberate, with an eye for detail in their profession.
Think of the characteristics of the best person we admire the most. Notice them work. They are less rushed. They are more focused. Their quality of planning is more thorough. The result of their work is excellent. Their effort is effortless.
We expect more from them and they always deliver.
Let us be so good in our craft that can’t ignore us today.
A Simple Phrase of Encouragement
Words have so much power. When combined with the right words and the right message, a transformational phrase will emerge.
Think of these phrases. I love how you think because it inspires me to be better. I used your advice and I was amazed at the positive change it created for me. I marvel at the energy you bring and your power to light up a room.
Others will always remember how we make them feel. In chaos there is always an opportunity to make things better.
Let us transform someone’s day by thoughtfully constructing a simple phrase of encouragement today.
Inner State of Serenity
Successful people build their inner world as a top priority because the quality of our outer life is mostly a reflection of the quality of our inner life.
Is it too much to consider spending at least an hour a day working on ourselves?
If we want our outer world to be in harmony we must feel peacefulness within. Peace can only be found in the balance within our inner mind.
Let us cultivate an inner state of serenity and let everything else go today.
Disappointment is a deflation, a loss of energy, a let-down. It’s when we have an expectation of something that doesn’t happen.
It causes a sense of uneasiness and stress within us. Things will be as they are.
We are only disappointed because we imagined something different.
We can use the feeling of disappointment to our advantage because it signals what our true values are.
If we hold ourselves in the highest regard, then all we need to be concerned about is those that we value the most.
No one else matters.
Let us be most concerned about not disappointing ourselves today.
If We Could Tweak This One Thing
In any relationship it’s common to see others and look for their potential. Our mind races to “if they could only tweak this one thing” their success would soar!
Sure, we always want to encourage and support others. At the same time, we need to realize their current situation is a stepping stone in their life’s journey.
They deserve to experience their challenges and learn from their mistakes.
Without this level of judgment, others feel a greater sense of acceptance from us.
Let us accept others for where they are and be enthusiastic about the possibilities in their future today.