Studies have shown that an idle brain is more likely to come up with a new idea. Yet, we often feel that we need more focus.
Try taking mental breaks from e-mail and deadlines and let your mind wander. The breaks can be critical to remaining creative and open to fresh ideas.
You can take a short break during a hectic day or you can opt for a longer, creative sabbatical over a week, month, or year.
Regardless of the duration, be sure you are giving your mind needed space to think for the long term and BIG PICTURE!
Well,I don’t know how you are going to react to this question!
But in my view,yes! you should. BUT-WHY?
Many of us are frightened of looking silly or being embarrassed by failure and as a result,we don’t take the risk and seize an opportunity. We often think failure is bad.Trust me,it is not. It is good. No,it’s superb!
There can be no success without failure.It is just the part of the whole process. The companies and people who have reached the heights of success are the same ones that have failed the most often. LIST IS ENDLESS OF SUCH PEOPLE.
You need to fail to win. And the faster you fail, the more quickly you will learn precisely what you need to do to win.
So Fail Fast.Out-fail the competition. Out-fail the the person you once were. I will remind you quote from Robert F. Kennedy: “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly”
Well said, Sir!!
I will never forget this line which stucked my eyes on the board outside a Church. Jesus!
Too many people talk the good talk these days.You will find execellent lip service.Tons of empty promises. And hype. And lofty statements that never amount to anything.I feel disappointed. I feel sad about such WEAK PEOPLE.
True leaders are different. They talk less and do more.I love the quiet leaders. Those silent souls who underpromise and over-deliver. Ant when they do speak,they speak Truth. A person’s word is their bond. And every promise kept builds credibility,the foundation of trust. So make the committment to be impeecable with your word.
One of the things that seperates leaders from followers is that those who lead speak openly,honestly and couraageously. Even when the very thought of doing so frightens them.
EVEN WHEN THEIR VOICE SHAKES!!
If you are going to push through major obstacles to reach your goal, you can’t just want to want to; you need to be in a full-on tizzy of excitement about what it is you are going after and hold onto it like a pit-bull.
In order to do this you need to have the audacity to be honest about what you really want to do,not what you should do, believe it is available to you regardless of any evidence otherwise, and go for it.
The old you, the one who has not yet decided to kick ass, is in the past.Stay present and do not,even for a second, look backward or entertain any idea of straying from your decisions. Think only of the new you.
DECISIONS ARE NOT UP FOR NEGOTIATIONS!!
Only results matter!
This reminds me what Clint Eastwood said in a recent issue of Best Life: ” Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better you have to take things into your own hands”. Exactly.
Sure,work with your team. Yes,collaborate. of course delegate to others who have strengths where you don’t. But sometimes, when everyone is waiting for someone else to take the first step, you need to be the one to drive the change.
To me, that’s courage in action. To me, that’s using your life well. To me,that’s leadership-and standing for being extraordinary.
In order to change your life and start living a new one that you have never lived before, your faith in miracles- and yourself- must be greater than your FEAR. However easy or rough the process is, you have to be willing to fall down, get up, look stupid, cry, laugh, make a mess, clean it up and not stop until you get there. NO MATTER WHAT!
Surround yourself with people who act on their big ideas, who take action on making positive change in the world and who see nothing as out of their reach. Being around inspired, visionary, enthusiastic people, who are living their truth is one of the fastest way to massively transform your life.
Last but not least, look at it from all angles. It is important to remember that everyone is living in their own self-created illusion, and that you have no idea what they are acting out or where they are coming from.
Look at it from another perspective. Loosen your stranglehold on it being ‘ my way or the highway’. let some air in. And you may be surprised how quickly resentment flies out the window.
This reminds me of my college days. I was once walking down the street in the evening. I heard a man shouting loudly to all those who passed by him: ” Have you helped someone today besides yourself?” He was trying to raise money. For his cause! But it got me thinking about giving. You need to give to get. Giving does begin the receiving process.
Give support to get it. Give praise to receive it. Give your best to attract it. Give more respect to experience it.. And give more love to become beloved.Powerful thoughts: If you make five people feel better about themselves each day, by the end of one year you will singlehandedly have elevated the lives of nearly 2,000 people.
Continue this practice and-after a decade- you will have positively impacted 20,000 people. Factor in the number of people that those you touch,in turn, influence and you will quickly realize that your ” little daily gesture of inspiration” can end up helping hundreds of thousands of human being over the course of your lifetime.
Give to get. Nice refrain. And so staggeringly simple. Help others reach world class. And they will joyfully help you get to your cherished ideals.
Trust me,i am not suggesting you based on any theoretical knowledge. I have followed this practice all along my life and have survived my darkest phase of my life on this practice.What i gave to people has always come back to me.
And i dont follow this practice on any expectations from anybody! Its just inbuilt in me!
IS IT NOT SO WONDERFUL,SATISFYING & SIMPLE??
ITS YOUR CALL NOW!!