Don’t Stop Learning
Make learning your passion. Management expert Philip Crosby notes, “There is a theory of human behavior that says people subconsciously retard their own intellectual growth. They come to rely on clichés and habits. Once they reach the age of their own personal comfort with the world, they stop learning and their minds run on idle for the rest of their days. They may progress organizationally, they may be ambitious and eager, and they may even work night and day. But they learn no more.” If you desire to keep growing, you cannot sit back in a comfort zone.
A vision without a task is but a dream, a task without a vision is drudgery, a vision and a task is the hope of the world.
When someone moans about something, try asking, “So what’s the next action?
Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.
Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness.
If the outcome/ vision is unclear, you must return to a clean analysis of why you’re engaged in the situation in the first place (purpose).
You have more to do than you can possibly do. You just need to feel good about your choices.
Getting Things Done
Do It, Delegate It, or Defer It Once you’ve decided on the next action, you have three options: 1. | Do it. If an action will take less than two minutes, it should be done at the moment it is defined. 2. | Delegate it. If the action will take longer than two minutes, ask yourself, Am I the right person to do this? If the answer is no, delegate it to the appropriate entity. 3. | Defer it. If the action will take longer than two minutes, and you are the right person to do it, you will have to defer acting on it until later and track it on one or more “Next Actions” lists.
- Getting Things Done
The last thing we want is to remain as we are.
Often, people with access to the facts use them to amplify the fear in those around them. Facts speak loudly, numbers louder still. If you want to slow things down or average things out, facts are your best friend.