If you come around here often enough you will start to see a common thread in the things I write about and the things I’m passionate about. One of the things I am passionate about is the fact that I believe that everyone should live life with a sense of urgency, not the anxiety-inducing type of urgency, but one that allows you to appreciate everything that you have, and that allows you to live in the present, live your best life, and enjoy life as it is because you know that all you have is right now, and tomorrow is not guaranteed.
Why is having the right attitude important?
I am sure you will agree with me about the importance of having the right attitude in life. I personally believe that your attitude is everything, and it determines to a very large extent the outcome of your life. We may not have control over the events and circumstances of our lives, but we have complete control over how we choose to either allow or not, the events of life affect our outlook and attitude.
Having a positive attitude has an effect on our outlook, and how we perceive and interpret life. Thinking about the classic analogy of either seeing a glass as half full or half empty, we note that it is possible for two people to interpret the exact same thing in different ways.
What is leadership?
What are the characteristics of a great leader? Does occupying a position of authority automatically make someone a leader, or is leadership something entirely different.
I just started reading a book written by Jefferey A. Krames – Lead with Humility: 12 Leadership Lessons from Pope Francis and this got me thinking more about what it means to be an effective leader. For most adults, chances are you will be leading at least one other person at one point or the other. It could be as a parent in a family, at work, at school e.t.c.
Set a deadline for your goals
It’s easy to dream and set goals, but there is always a price to pay in order to achieve them. One of the factors that determine the price we pay is setting a strategic timeline or deadline. For me, this simply means you have to be organized. You have to take time to clarify your goals. Know exactly what is required, and set a deadline to get it done or reviewed.
Contrary to the ‘negative’ connotation attached to having deadlines, it could be effective if done right and as part of a carefully planned and organized schedule. Make sure the deadline is realistic, don’t have too many deadlines at once, and don’t set your deadlines too far in the future.
Why deadlines are important
Dreaming is important. It is vital and it is crucial. Having a dream can inspire and motivate you. Although having a dream is great, it is only the starting point, and you have to back your dreams up with measurable actions.
The question then is – How do I translate my dreams into measurable actions?
In order to be an effective and successful individual, you need to be able to produce and deliver excellence and quality in everything. The only way to do this is to invest heavily in your personal development. According to businessdictionary.com, productivity is
I read these 2 Richard Branson’s tweets this morning, and it got me thinking about how we often neglect some of the simple things in life. And also how it’s the simple things, the little things that add up over time to become a big deal, and a difference in whether we are successful or not.