Monday, September 10, 2012

Time waits for no one



Over the years, one is lucky if they can learn lessons from their mistakes and even learn from those who made mistakes before them. The stubborn ones will want to prove it for themselves and may even go down with the sinking ship but regardless, time waits for nobody so why waste it with mistakes that others have made…

It took me over 30yrs to figure this out and it seems to be one of my new mantras. Plain and simple, ‘I want to do what I say I am going to do’, the bonus I add to the end is, ‘and do it well’.
A great mentor told me, ‘under promise and over deliver’. No matter what you do or who you do it with, this can be one of your mantras as well.

Fancy that, what if you were known to always do what you say you are going to do? Sounds pretty amazing to me.

From the moment you wake up and as you move about your day, I invite you to try this little gem. Start with a day, move to a week and carry on from there. One can apply this with physical goals, that nutrition challenge you are on and even in regards to your relationships. There are too many words or phrases for acting the ladder. Everyone knows a windbag and what a pain in the ass it is to schedule something with them. Who would hire them or who would ask for a real favor as their reliability is as strong as a wet paper bag.

As we discuss goal setting and being the change you want to see, this little puppy fits like the last piece of a puzzle. It provides the final stable connection and unity to the entire work. Applying this personally adopts the same power. Imagine having everything in the world but you fail to do what you simply say you are going to do?…seems like it could all mean nothing if that’s the case…

The real test against this could be self-justification. We all do it and we are all guilty of it. I guess it’s called personal accountability so really the question today is:

Do you have enough personal accountability to do what you say you are going to do?

Start small and gain momentum by succeeding. Before you know it the challenges will increase and the victories will be massive. Honestly the feeling of doing what you say you are going to do is simply, empowering…

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