Thoughts for the Day

Process

Love what you are doing and apply your talents to love the process of doing. The more you enjoy the process, the easier the goals become. If you don’t enjoy the process and the Now, make a change and enjoy something else.

Training

Never stop training. Exposing yourself to new ideas and thinking will enliven you and create energy which will rub off onto other people.

Never assume you know it all and that your thirst for knowledge has become satisfied.

Expose yourself to formal teaching and obtain different perspectives on life and dilemmas (see problems).

By keeping up to date with the latest trends and thoughts you will be able to survive in the modern world. Honing your skill base will mean you can keep that sharp competitive edge.

Not willing to train is arrogance. It is an assumption that you know everything and that you are always at the top of your game, which, of course, nobody ever is. Or will be.

Enthusiasm

Never curb the enthusiasm of others. Always take their ideas and adapt or adopt accordingly.

Remember that good ideas and enthusiam are infectious. Learn to soak up and reflect on other peoples energy levels.

This will rub off on you.

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judgement

initiative

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human relations

skill

decisiveness

dependability

emotional stability

fairness

ambition

dedication

objectivity

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-Fortune magazine 1958

 

Take a break

Unless you take a break and give your subconscious mind time to mull things over, you will burn your self out. Conversely to keep active, at the very Least do some other task whilst the brain figures out the answer to the original conundrum.

Don’t do nothing or you will rust out.

Perfection

Tricky one this. On the one hand you don’t want to compromise your standards and have unacceptable, imperfect outcomes. On the other hand you are never going to achieve perfection.

We all have to learn to live in an imperfect environment, but we should all strive to achieve as near perfection as we are comfortable with. What this means is that we have to regulate ourselves, promote our own standards and stick with them.

Presents

The best present you can give is your presence.

Advice

Knowing when to get advice is important: to visit a psychiatrist you have to be mad. What is important is not that we fail to seek advice when needed but we know why we are asking for help and what we require to achieve the end result.

Resilience

Bouncing back from personal criticism or misfortune is easier if you fundamentally believe you are correct. If this is not the case you have made a mistake and should admit it, best of all to yourself, then bounce back in a different direction.

Mentors

Get yourself a mentor – someone who can offer you wise advice when decision making does not become easy.

The less formal the arrangement the better. What matters is that each side gets something out of it and problems become dilemmas that get discussed and resolved in consultation with someone who wishes you no harm.