We’re All In This Together

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Plato

Understanding that everybody has their own struggles and “bs” is such an important ingredient in being a good person. We’re all in this together, so let’s build each other up instead of breaking each other down. Think good and you’ll do good.

80/20 Rule

“this rule says that, in most cases, 80% of the reasons you are not attaining your goals are internal. they are within you rather than in the world around you. only 20% of the obstacles are contained in your external situation or in other people.” – Goals! (71)

ask yourself, “what is it in me that is holding me back?”

don’t limit yourself, the world is yours.

Today’s That Day

“one quality of the most successful people is that at a certain point in their careers they decided to “commit to excellence.” they decided to be be best at what they do.” – Goals! (113)

it helps to listen to your theme song when reading this post.

go get it, be the best, and always keep moving

2 Ears, 1 Mouth

“… the principle of influence is governed by mutual understanding born of the commitment of at least one person to deep listening first.” – 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (10)

a nun at my elementary school always reminded us that “God gave us 2 ears and only 1 mouth, so that we could listen more than we speak.”

GOALS vs wishes and dreams

“many people think that they already have goals. alas! what they really have is a series of wishes or dreams, like ‘be happy’ or ‘make a lot of money’ or ‘have a nice family life’… A goal, however, is something distinctly different from a wish. it is clear, written and specific. it can be quickly and easily described to another person. you can measure it, and you know when you have achieved it or not” – Goals! (10)

writing down your wishes and dreams is one of the first steps to creating your goals. make your wishes and dreams something tangible, so they’re not just flying around in your head for the rest of your life. once you do this, it’s all about goal setting (how you plan on getting there).