My Irish father used to joke that Adam and Eve were Irish so everyone can celebrate this date. Whatever of his humour, I certainly enjoy the day each year, especially since he died, as I feel a bit closer to my parents on this date. Dad also told me that “you never miss the water till the well runs dry” and what a truth that turned out to be as I grew through lessons in life including the tragedy of death. It was the tough times that made me grow the most, never the easy times. Sometimes, I’d wish I had come to a certain realization earlier and made changes to give me better results sooner. There is no point dwelling in the past or dealing in regrets, but there is much to be gained by deliberately taking time to be grateful for what we have, who we know, what we can do and who we are. From a position of gratitude, it is difficult to be negative or cynical. It is a great place from which to look ahead. Sadly, so many people are stuck (in an almost comfortable way) so they keep getting results they don’t want, but have insufficient pain to cause them to make the changes that would lift their results and the quality of their lives (& the lives of those they care for). Don’t wait for a poor health diagnosis to bump you into action on your physical self; don’t wait for too long to make that investment for your financial self; don’t leave your personal growth to chance by listening to what others reckon (unless their results give them such credibility); don’t neglect relationships that matter – those people may not be around as long as you think. Take action, do the thing, push towards the best you that you can imagine. You will never regret dreaming up a plan and going for it! That’s where the action is. That’s where you really feel alive.
Are you living your resume or your eulogy?
Brand guru and long-time friend, Richard Sauerman has a book entitled ‘Are you living your resume or your eulogy’ and it is a thought provoking poke at our awareness of how we present ourselves “out there” rather than what we really live for. He challenges readers to tap into their real energy and desires and not be put off, or become complacent, because of fear and doubts about what other people think, or the myriad reasons we use to talk ourselves out of being our best. A really good read for developing a “Brand You” that you can own run with in life. His basic question seems to be “What do I live for?” Grab a copy at Amazon if interested.
Education does not mean teaching people what they do not know. It means teaching them to behave as they do not behave. – John Ruskin
THINKING INTO RESULTS
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If you really want to make a change in your life, you need to go deeper. If you want different results, you need to ignite change at the level where your results are created in the first place. You need to change your mind.
When you do that, achieving your goal becomes not merely “possible” or “probable”… It becomes INEVITABLE. Be more. Do more. Have more. Starting immediately.
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If you don’t know where you are going … then it doesn’t matter, any road will take you there. – From Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Knowing V Doing
There is an enormous difference between what most know and what they do. So much of our schooling rewards remembering information but less often applying it to get results. Bob Proctor points out that in almost every case “without any further study, people can improve their performance & enjoy greater results with what they already know.” Knowing won’t change behavior. Our paradigms held in the sub-conscious cause our behavior. That’s the place to work when you wish to achieve permanent change.