Yes, you have heard me right!
One of the primary traits of world-class performers in business and in life is their ability to ‘detach from the noise’. Each day, ‘noise’ such as little crises,minor interruptions and interesting distractions beg for our attention.To get to your own unique form of personal and professional greatness, it is important-no,essential-to detach from the noise and stay ‘on vision’.
I suggest you a simple daily practice to keep you on course and get to your dreams. you should spent some time each morning in complete silence.
Before your day gets noisy, close your eyes and reflect on your mission. Think about your goals. Reflect on what are your most important To-Dos today.Those things that will get you to your dreams.
We all face ‘the tyranny of the urgent’ during our days.But,trust me, the best of the best stay true to their vision, values and virtues.And they ensure that the things that truly count never get sacrificed for those seemingly pressing but unimportant ones.
They simply refuse to major in the minor.They avoid the noise.
I am a firm believer in Charles Kettering’s proverb-“A problem well stated is a problem half solved.” You feel something special when you take out a piece of paper and list your every single problem and worry.This is like a peaceful feeling you get after telling your best friend about something that has been troubling you for weeks.You feel lighter,calmer and freer.
If you keep thinking about your worries and problems, a time will come when you will think little else.In this situation, it becomes very important that you let go the mental clutter that your problems tend to generate.To get out of this situation, list all your worries on a piece of paper.If you do this, they would no longer be able to control your mind and drain your valuable energy.
This is such a simple exercise that will take your problems into proper prospective and let you tackle them in an orderly fashion and well planned sequence.There are many successful people who have successfully used this technique. Winston Churchill once said-“It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me.Two of them,say disappear; about two nothing can be done, so its no use worrying and LAST TWO PERHAPS CAN BE SETTLED.”
“SIMPLE. SIMPLE. SIMPLE.” FOCUS. FOCUS. FOCUS.
One of the primary reasons that people and organizations fail to achieve greatness is that they try to be too many things to too many people. They tend to forget a very important proverb:
“MAN WHO CHASES TWO RABBITS CATCHES NEITHER.”
The most successful human beings are wildly focussed.They have a very clear picture of what it is they want to create by the time they reach the end of their lives.They also then have the discipline and courage to stick to their mission, saying “no” to everything that is not mission critical.
So my gentle suggestion to you is-simplify your life. Make things simple. Strip away all that is unimportant-these are the things keeping you from getting to your dreams.And then,once you do your clean up-focus,focus,focus.That’s it!! you will be surprised how good you will then get at being great.
Gratitude is an amazing thing.It makes the recipient feel better. It makes the sender feel great.It works both ways.
TWO MAGIC WORDS?
” THANK YOU”
They display your gratitude. They reveal your appreciation. They honor the one who has been HELPFUL.As soon as I get up in the morning and before I get out of my bed,I pay my gratitude to HIM for keeping me in good health, for giving me food, clothes,money, for giving me a calm mind and courage, which enables me to face without fear the truth and difficulties in my personal life and in times yet to come. I repeat my same gratitude when I go to bed in the night. Believe me,it make me feel wonderful, calm and patient.
I often express my gratitude to the people who elevate, influence and inspire me. I honor my kids for all the gifts they have brought to my life. I wish I could be half amazing as them.
I thank those who have believed in me and helped me along the way. We all have a lot more blessings in our life than we know. Its human nature to focus on what’s not working rather than to embrace all that is working.
No matter how good or bad, your life looks at this very moment, there really is so much and so many people you can be thankful for. Just do it and see the difference it makes in your life.
Gratitude begets gratitude. The more good things you see, the more good things you see.
Where is your life at the moment-this very minute.Too much time enjoying your freedom and not enough time to build a world-class career and world-class days? OR the other way round. In my view, being at either extremes means being out of balance.
But the reality of life is all about balance. And one of the most vital of all balance points is the one involving freedom and responsibility. Yes, be free! Enjoy the moment. Be wildly passionate. Have a fabulous time. Live in the now. AND YET BE RESPONSIBLE! Set your goals. keep your promises. get important things done. Fulfill your duties.
HAPPY DIWALI AGAIN!!
I WISH ALL MY DEAR AND VALUED READERS A VERY HAPPY AND
It does not matter what other people think of you.All that matters is what you think about yourself. We waste so much energy worrying about the opinions of others, wanting to be liked, needing to please. WHY?
But trust me, being honest and true to yourself, your convictions and real personal mastery are all about rising above social-approval.Respect you!!
So long as you are living by your core values, being real and authentic, running your own race without being in rat-race and doing your own dreams, why worry what anyone else thinks or feels or says about you!!
SUCCESS IS NOT A POPULARITY CONTEST.At the end of each day, what matters most is whether you were true to yourself and whether you can face your own Conscience!!
I want you to pause and think about this post and give me your valuable feedback as to what are your views.!!