Author- Mike Frazier
Is that helping you on your quest of who you want to become? Or is it simply about meeting your deadlines and commitments and making "quota"?
Why don't you browse through your planner, phone or day timer device and note how many times you recorded the word "think" or "read". My guess is probably none.
Next question: How important is thinking and reading to your success? Let me answer that rhetorical question for you; 100%.
Fatal question: How many entries did you have for think and read in your 2017 calendar? Answer: None or not enough.
Want to know why your New Year's resolutions fade to dust? Because you have not set aside the time for personal achievement.
So, here's what to do, and it has nothing to do with the way you've been doing it.
1. Start with the big things. Who do you want to become? What are you trying to achieve? The answer to those two questions will set the stage for your actions.
2. Start at the beginning. Before you can take an action, you have to have a philosophy and an attitude. It took me 10 years to develop what I consider to be a philosophy that I can "live". You don't have a philosophy, you live a philosophy. Attitude took longer.That's taken me many more years but only because I work at it everyday. Whatever success you are trying to achieve, attitude will be at the fulcrum point of it. Whatever failure you encounter along the way, attitude will help you emerge from it with the proper frame of mind.
3. Think more and read more. Why is it that the things you put off due to "lack of time" are the very ones that will create time?
4. Find one good mentor this year and begin building a relationship with him or her. You have heard the statement, "don't reinvent the wheel." So why do you continue to try? Find someone successful, wise and willing. Figure out a way to build a friendship without asking for a handout. HINT: "Will you be my mentor?" is asking for a handout.
I have issued you the challenge.
I have asked you the hard questions.
I have given you the answers.
All you have to do is take the actions. Come on -- it's a new year. Turn over a new leaf. One that leads to your oak tree -- not someone else's.