How Things Get Done

Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people. – Earl Nightingale

We often get confused about things “work.”

So often we think we have to have all the answers and all the know-how and all the resources (often before we even start . . . ) to accomplish something.

What we need more is the right people.

Meaning: 1) who we’re being and 2) who we’re surrounding ourselves with.

In a nutshell, who we’re being is our habits. Some old Greek guy* said we are what we repeatedly do (and it’s true).

Who we surround ourselves with matters in a couple key ways: 1) it determines who we can help and thus who can help us and 2) it determines who we think we need to be like (to be included in the tribe, which is a critical driver for humans).

So, rather than drive ourselves crazy with all the things we think we need to have and know before starting, focus on the who of things: who we need to be and who we need to be around.

Humans need humans. And you need yourself to be the best human possible.

Get that right and all the other stuff will fall into place.

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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle

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