Tip of the Week
Insurance Against Mediocrity
What it is: Consistent action that results in new
behavior or a victory.
Important: Responding to the fast pace of change
and the rapid expansion of possibilities, there are many options and paths to becoming a better
You. Great, unless you’re unable to actually change anything.
The Problem: Stuck
Most people are so busy investigating the
“right” way to change or the “right” changes to make that they aren’t changing anything at
The Tip: 5 abilities needed for change
To sustain focus and energy long enough for
results to become visible, you’ll need these 5 things in ample supply.
Willing to change more than behavior. You’ll need to
be open to change in attitude, beliefs, values, truths, habits, etc. Willingness is much more
than lip service and homework. You can be willing to change but unprepared to act.
Ready and prepared to take action. You can be ready
for change but not be willing to change.
Able to make the change. You have the skills,
knowledge, talent, genes, creativity, and resources from which to create change. You can be
willing to change and ready to change but without the ability to change, you won’t change anything.
Ownershipof the new way of being or your new found
success. You’ll need to have the emotional capacity to accept the change and sustain
it. Think of the lottery
winners who go broke because they aren’t prepared to manage their
Urgency a strong urgency and passion for the change or
result. Whether the desire is for something better or to avoid something bad, as long as the
desire is urgent and connected to your core values it’ll give you sustainable energy to get the job done.
The Benefits -- A better
is created for more good things to
happen. Success breeds success!
willingness to risk going for a goal yourself
influences your kids to do the same.
your abilities helps you clarify your
expectations and focuses your energy to winnable goals.
Time, Energy is Required,
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