We have great ideas within us, but the vast majority of us will never act on these ideas. We fall into the dilemma of “I am not ready yet” and abandon these ideas.
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To illustrate, I had the idea of starting my blog for many years, but had been delaying it for quite a while. I’d created some excuses for not starting. I convinced myself that I could not do it.
Growing up, I had a bad habit of overthinking without taking actions. Because of the negative impact of the practice, I’ve missed some great opportunities to achieve my life goals.
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Not until recent years, I came to realize that I’d fallen into the trap of procrastination. I had been planning for my life but took no actions on my plans. If you ask me today about all the dreams I had, I’ll give you a dozen of them.
Highly successful people are those with a habit of saying YES to experiences that scare them. How would you answer the call if faced with a scary experience?
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When I was a young soccer player, I usually controlled the ball using my right foot. For those of you who played soccer before, you know that a good soccer player must use both feet for a good ball control. I was afraid to use my left foot because I had this idea that my left foot was not good enough to control the ball.
Do you frequently find yourself off track from completing your tasks? Have you ever failed to keep up winning with a daily routine?
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How many times have you setup a goal and end up quitting before you complete it? If so, this post is for you. It will give you strategies that may help you to start winning.
Success does not magically happen; one must have an open mind and the willingness to develop and explore different ways of doing things. Undeniably, it requires self-determination and a thoughtful plan.
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Have you ever wondered why others are successful while you are not? Of course, each one of us has a dream of becoming successful. Unfortunately, we fail to recognize the effort it takes to become successful.
Imagine waking up in the morning, go to work, do tons of activities, and come home at the end of the day feeling you’ve accomplished nothing. If you’ve experienced this feeling, know that something needs to be done about it.
I used to swing it at work; starting my day with emails once I power on my laptop. I then jump into action on activities that come my way and continue like that until the end of the day.
Soccer is a game that one must start playing at an early age to grasp it. Even though critics of this game say it is not violent; it is physical and requires all players physically fit to be more competitive.
Just imagine working out at a gym for 90 minutes; how would your body feel after that? Okay, soccer is not 90 minutes non-stop; there is a 10 minutes break between the two 45 minutes halves. Playing this game has taught me some life lessons that I wouldn’t have typically learned.
In my early career years, I felt like any mistake I made created a negative impact on my career. As I grew throughout the years and continued to grow in my career, I’ve only discovered that the opposite is true.
Depending on how you perceive and deal with it, a mistake might impact you negative or positively. If you take your mistake and learn from it, it will reflect positively, and you’ll be able to overcome it quickly.
In my teenage years, my classmates asked me to lead a group of teenagers to plan a summer picnic towards the end of the school year.
That was a big deal to me, a summer picnic? I imagined myself leading the group to plan a killer picnic, all the chicks surrounding me, and everyone else congratulating me for a job well done. What a dream! I started giving orders to the group; you know how teenagers dislike what I was doing. I thought I was killing it.
To make a long story short, I blew it and ended up doing almost all the planning activities on my own. If you ask me to do the same thing today, I’d instead motivate my team members to plan the picnic.
A significant number of authors have written articles about employee engagement. We’ve read some of these articles and have even adopted some of the activities presented in them. Why are we not fully engaged in our work? It is because sometimes we fail to understand our responsibilities towards employee engagement; thinking that it is our manager’s responsibility to motivate us.