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The Missing Element

There are many resources for the “how” of anything.

If you want to be more productive, successful, have better relationships, get promoted, start a business, . . . and on and on, there’s no shortage of resources that will lay out exactly what you must do to have whatever it is you want.

They are missing but one thing.

One precious, absolutely necessary, thing.

The Why.

If you don’t know why you want something you will do precious little to create it.

You won’t seek out the resources to guide you through the change.

You won’t make the changes to your current comfortable way of doing things that are necessary.

You won’t persevere when it gets difficult, or scary, or lonely.

And, even if you do get started and make significant progress, you won’t keep at it towards the end when you’re oh so close, but it feels like it won’t happen or things are going wrong.

Your Why must be stronger than your Why Not – it must be stronger than your “I’m good, that sounds nice, but I’m okay now.”

When you get clear enough, and authentic enough, about your Why the How will take care of its self.

So, if there’s something about your life you want to change, focus your energy on creating the strongest Why you can. And keep refining it and clarifying it as you go.

It’s the Why that will keep you going.

Figure These Two Things Out, And . . .

The two hardest things to handle in life are failure & success. – Anonymous

. . . you’re going to live very well.

The trick with failing is to learn from it and keep going – and to realize that no defeat is permanent

The trick with success is to learn from it and keep going – and to understand that no success is permanent.

Where Are You, Now?

It’s not where you start – it’s where you finish that counts. – Zig Ziglar

And all you have to concern yourself with is where you are.

It’s simple, all you need do is:

1) Be clear, as much as possible, where you are now – and be there.

2) Be clear about what you want to create in your life – and check in and revise that periodically.

3) Occasionally examine your results in light of your stated desires – and adjust your desires, if necessary.

4) Work your butt off . . . .

You Can Do Anything, But . . .

You can do anything, but not everything. – David Allen

But, you must choose.

But, you must know what you truly want.

Anything you truly want, you can do.

You can create anything you want enough and understand enough.

You have to want enough it to do the work.

You have to understand enough it to know what work to do.

 

Who Care What “They” Think!?

Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time. – Lou Brock

Of course, looking “bad” is a matter of opinion, but Mr. Brock’s point is well taken.

If you’re worried about messing up and looking bad, you’ll likely never attempt much of anything.

You’ll settle for the safe and predictable.

And you’ll learn little and grow less.

Take some chances . . . the people that matter will be there for you, regardless.