Hilton Head Island, SC – “Your standards forecast your standing“.
We have all set the standards that we live by. Set high standards for yourself that you aspire to. Surround yourself with others who share similar standards.
Today’s shout out goes to Scott McMasters. His leadership style encourages everyone on his team to have fun while working hard. Winning is more fun. Yes?
Rome, GA: “Your Being is from your Becoming” – Bryan E Wilson
We are always moving forward through our lives. We can’t relive the past.
So we have two definitions:
1.- “Being” is the essence of a person
2.- “Becoming” is the possibility of change that has “being”
#EmboldenExcellence my friend.
Bryan E Wilson
Marietta, GA – Do What You Love
“Do what you love with people you love”
This is a wonderful quote from the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett.
My advice is to listen to Warren when he says that surrounding yourself with friends who you can share with is very important in being successful and happy.
Marietta, GA – Choices create Consequences
Every time we make a conscious decision in the present moment we change the path of our life. Our actions either bring us closer to our desires or away from them. And if we have no ambition at all, and do absolutely nothing, we will experience physical, emotional and spiritual entropy.
Studies show that the exceptional few, the overachievers, execute their daily lives with focus and determination. Successful people are proactive and deliberate in the present moment making good choices that take them to their goals incrementally.
When we make poor decisions, we have to correct mistakes and get back to the path towards success. String enough good choices together and it gets easier to continue along the desired path. This is the flywheel effect that comes from good, incremental decision making.
Keep reminding yourself that making good choices, however small and seemingly insignificant, will create confidence to continue approaching your goals.
LIFE is a continuous stream of choices that define what we become.
Marietta, GA – Neutral thinking
Living in the present moment is something we have to accept and embrace if we are going to become significant.
We can’t change the past and the future is yet to come so we can only control NOW, the present. Trevor Moawad http://www.MoawadConsultingGroup.com is a performance coach that has worked with some of the world’s top athletes. In his new book, “It takes what it takes”, he explains what differentiates the champions from merely the exceptional.
Elite performers focus on the NOW. The present. What specifically needs to be done next. The next drive, putt, play, etc. Not dwelling on the past but what needs to happen next, neither positive or negative because it doesn’t matter. What exactly needs to be done now to get to the desired result.
When Tiger Woods stands over a putt, his only focus is the decisions that need to be made in the present moment to make the current shot. He’s not thinking about any previous hits because he will analyze them later with his team. He can’t go back and correct any previous shots. String enough good decisions with execution and he will be in contention. That’s neutral thinking.
We should live our lives the same way. Our entire life is a continuous stream of present decisions. Our choices define us. We can beat ourselves up for poor behavior in the past but we can’t change what happened. We can only change what happens next. Neither positive thinking or negative thinking should cloud our thoughts on what we should do next. Live in the present moment and make good choices now.
Marietta, GA – Monopoly on Creation
If you are reading this article, then you are part of the human race. Or perhaps an Artificial Intelligence robot that is digesting this as data collection to be analyzed and processed by humans later. 😁
What separates us from the animal kingdom is our soul and the ability to think creatively in a way that applies our minds to form ideas that will stimulate action.
God created the matter and the raw materials but we have the ability to have dominion over the environment and create things using our minds.
There is no monopoly on creative thinking. Brilliant ideas stimulate action and we have the authority to create brilliantly. Let’s us this ability wisely.
Kennesaw, GA – Pay it forward
Catherine Ryan Hyde wrote a brilliant novel that was based on a middle school student that was given an assignment by his social studies teacher to change the world.
The plan that the main character, Trevor, presented would be to create a flywheel effect of kindness by helping 3 other people in some big way. The 3 disconnected strangers, would each do the same again for 3 other random people and to have this process repeat over and over creating a better world.
We need folks to initiate such a plan today. Challenge yourself and a friend to do a few random acts of kindness this week for strangers that have no reason to expect anything from you.
If they ask why you might want to help them just mention that you are only paying forward kindness that you have been shown by someone else.
I would love to hear any reactions you might receive.