Do you want to suffer through the relatively brief hard work it takes to be excellent, or would you rather endure the long-term suffering of being mediocre?
Just because something is constantly repeated doesn’t make it true.
You will never realize that attractive future you can visualize if you’re afraid of the journey that takes you there. To visualize is to dream unless you actualize.
Too many people regret yesterday and worry about tomorrow rather than enjoy today.
The statements “I can” or “I can’t” determine subsequent behavior.
Why is it I finally learn how to work the hotel room lighting system on the last day of my stay?
If all you do is agree with the buyer (because you’re afraid of losing the business or being “rude”) then you’re simply another “yes man,” and they are a dime a dozen.
1. You create your own truth. State what the reality is. “You are wrong about attrition.” 2. Friends can kill you. Choose them carefully, and don’t regard them as permanent. 3. Behaviors are consistent. Always act correctly, not just “when it matters.” 4. “Someday” is not a day of the week. 5. Drive-by learning doesn’t work. Appearing somewhere once a year with a bundle of news or two dozen posts and then leaving again isn’t impressive. 6. If you really …
• I think I’ll just run a vacuum. • Let me stop and get directions because I’m sure I’m lost. • A Victoria’s Secret show, no, I have a bowling night. • Am I driving over the speed limit? • This sushi is moving so I’d better eat that first. • Who can get me tickets to a Justin Beiber concert? • The shirt is a little wrinkled, maybe I should iron it. • Well, it would be a cocktail …
Confidence: The honest-to-goodness belief you can help other people. Arrogance: The honest-to-goodness belief you have nothing left to learn yourself. Smugness: Arrogance without the talent. © Alan Weiss 2012. All rights reserved.