Hurt Feelings

When hurt by someone else, own it.

If that person keeps hurting you, stop the abuse.

One person’s hurtful comments do not represent all those who care about you. 

Often people hurt others because of their own shortcomings such as jealousy and lack of self-confidence.  

100% of the time when someone is making you feel bad, you are allowing them to do it.

You are the guardian of your own self esteem.

Avoid outsourcing it to others.

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Accomplish More by Doing Less

Our obsession with getting things done comes down to this.

What are the 3 most important things you need to do to call today a success?

We tend to work on the easier tasks, the ones that can be completed faster than the most important.

Spend all your focus on these 3 things and nothing else.

In fact you’ll wind up doing more than 3 things but the critical ones will be handled.

1.  Identify the 3 critical things that will make you more productive today.

2.  Do nothing else until those 3 things are completed.

3.  If one of the big 3 turns out to be a multi-step, multi-day project, identify the next most important start step and tackle it.

4. Avoid the black hole of productivity.  Resist the temptation to knock off a few easier things because they are, well – easier.

5. You will find yourself being more productive with time left to fill in with smaller, less critical tasks but rest assured that these leader tasks will not interfere with your ability to accomplish goals.

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Fewer Friends

We’re obsessed with likes, follows and gathering as many social media friends as we can.

Here’s another plan.

Winnow down to fewer friends and spend more quality time with them.

There is no virtue in going for numbers and monitoring who likes your postings.

One true friend can be a life changer.

Why spend valuable time tapping out conversations with those who do not matter at the expense of those who do.

Friendship takes nurturing.

It is best appreciated when friendships are focused on the present.

A true friend deserves nothing less.

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People Who Don’t Care

There’s nothing that can be done to make a person care about a project, a person or anything if they are not already motivated to do it.

Spend your efforts on that which you care about and the people who matter to you the most.

When it is critical to win the cooperation of others, find their hot button but don’t confuse it for how you may feel.

We spend too much of our time trying to change people and that is a dead-end strategy.

Often in trying to wake up others we loser some of our own enthusiasm.

Let your enthusiasm carry the day.

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When You’re Doubting Yourself

Doubts are normal, we’re human.

If you won’t believe in yourself – in your ability to do it – you can’t expect anyone else to give you the chance.

Assume success not failure every time.

If you fail, assume success the very next time as a result of what you learned.

If you doubt, you’re out.   

If you believe you can win, you’re in. 

Never outsource your need for a confidence boost to someone else – it’s your job, not theirs. 

Trying is a virtue that means you win even when things don’t go exactly the way you want. 

The difference between a success and failure lies between your two ears.

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