Fairly easy to create long lists of things we could and should do. Majorly difficult to prioritize, because everything seems so important. Not to mention it’s even harder to execute on the important but not urgent.
The beautiful and wonderful thing about humans is that each of us is made so uniquely special. Deep down, every Baby Boomer knows this. As we get older, wiser, and more anxious about death (if we’re smart), we can leverage this moment in our lives – to do something great.
Want a tip to help you resist the urge to wait? In a moment, I’ll share what happened last month, what I did about it, and how it impacted my leadership philosophy.
But it’s a double edge sword isn’t it? If consistency is the hallmark of quality, and continuous improvement is the key to becoming world class, how do you balance risk and reward?
Faced with a opportunity to do something the way I’ve always done it, or a way I’ve been dreaming about but always chicken out, I was once again presented the opportunity, but was afraid I’d pass on it again.
But not this time. Finally choose the way I had envisioned.
It was amazingly exhilarating! Why? Which is a good question because the thing I did differently, was actually very small in the big scheme of things.
Then why was it exhilarating? Because conquering a small fear builds the confidence to conquer another small fear.
Eventually, the fears that get conquered are bigger and bigger, until we are faced with very little fear that we can’t act on.
Well, we will always come across scary things, but the confidence to confront and conquer is a priceless ROI for small risk taking habit.
The key, the simple tip – “Do at least one thing each day that scares you.”
Think. Think Tank. Think it over. Think before you act.
Think things through. What will people think? I can’t think.
What would your parents think? No time to think.
Think before you speak. Think you know it all, don’t you?
Make yourself think
I challenge you to think
Do you demand yourself to think?
Do you demand others to think?
When we are aware of the reasons why we don’t think -which causes us to slowly start to wither as a vibrant, inspired individual – we have the opportunity to really do something about it. You know, to reverse it.
But that might be too hard for you, I think.
I mean, what do you think?
Hell Heck yes it’s difficult. Why the hell heck do you think so few people have the guts to change anything, let alone change themselves.
PS. This is the conversation I just had with myself. This happens all day, everyday. My mind is a battlefield of what I want to do, should do, and actually do. I think.