Self-discipline is the real power driving goal achievement, self-fulfilment, and success. Your goals might range anywhere from losing a bit of weight all the way up to a complete identity-level life transformation. I’ve done both. Self-discipline got me there. However, it takes a lot of self-discipline to develop a lot of self-discipline. … Continue reading Self-Discipline Drives Success
It's new year resolutions time. The last three hundred and sixty-five days have passed in a blur. You hear yourself saying, "After one last drink and the fireworks, I'm off and running on my new mission. And I mean it this time!" The clock strikes twelve, people sing songs and kisses get kissed. You swear … Continue reading New Year Resolutions – 5 Sticky Tips
"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard." Tim Notke Work smart AND hard instead of work smart NOT hard. One small word change, using "and" rather than "not", makes a world of difference to your outcomes. The problem with the "Work smart NOT hard" approach There is nothing wrong with the phrase "work … Continue reading Work Smart AND Hard
"A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work." Colin Powell The hard truth about output and growth There are some things to know about how output leads to growth. To get good at something you must put some hard work into it. To become good at creating anything … Continue reading Output Leads to Growth
“Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.” Alan Cohen. Fully embracing the idea that perfection is a myth has enabled me to become more productive and more confident than ever about my creative output quality and value. It is getting better for me all the time. My … Continue reading Perfection is a Myth
What is compound growth and why should you even care? I often talk about using the "baby step" approach to achieve goals, make changes, and create new and lasting habits. I wrote a blog post on this which you can read here. There are several particularly good reasons why I recommend embracing the baby step … Continue reading Compound Growth
Have you ever given up on a big audacious goal whenever the going got a bit tough or it seemed like too long to wait to achieve it? Welcome to the club. It will likely have been more to do with your approach to goal achievement than your actual willpower or grit. The baby step … Continue reading The “Baby Step” Approach to Goals
Personal philosophies? I can almost hear you asking, “Philosophy is something done by ancient professors in dusty reading rooms high up in their ivory towers, isn’t it? What does any of that have to do with me?” I contend that philosophy is more relevant than ever and holding well-formed and dynamic personal philosophies is especially … Continue reading Personal Philosophies Rock!