Personal development

Be an investor…

Invest in your body as it is probably the single most important investment we can make in our life. Without our health life is harder. If we invest 30 minutes a day being more healthy it will pay huge dividends.

Invest in learning new things. This strengthens the brain and opens it up so new ideas can form.

Invest in personal development and understanding who you really are, what you really want from life and how to accomplish it. You have a gift to give the world. Figure out what it is.

Invest in relationships as they can enrich our life deeply. As we go through life we are blessed with a few very close friends. Go deep and not wide.

Invest in finances as there will be a rainy day. You can and should build a financial bubble around your family and then expand it to your close friends. If you are disciplined with money you can make a huge difference in other people’s lives too.

We are all investors and must invest our time. Of all our resources time is the one thing we can’t make more of. Choose wisely who you give your time too.

What will you invest in today? Think about it.

-Steve

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Feedback analysis…

…is a fancy way of saying that, instead of just using our gut feeling, we should instead test ourselves based on actual past successes and failures.

This sounds simple but it will show us that we have weaknesses in an area.

Simple but not easy.

Most will not do this for fear of exposing an area of weakness. For our ego is a strong force to harness.

But this is how we get better.

–>This IS how we get better.<–

-These are my notes from the book Managing Oneself by Peter Drucker

Get the book as it’s one I would call foundational to teaching us how to manage ourselves. Which is the first most important thing we can do.

-Steve

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A timeless classic… On the shortness of life by: Seneca

He says you are just wasting time if you are, “going after no fixed goal.”

You must have an end goal.

Time is limited, you have to know how to use it properly.

Seneca writes:

It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested. But when it is wasted in heedless luxury and spent on no good activity, we are forced at last by death’s final constraint to realize that it has passed away before we knew it was passing.

So it is: we are not given a short life but we make it short, and we are not ill-supplied but wasteful of it… Life is long if you know how to use it.

Can you answer these three questions?
1. What is your end game goal?
2. What frivolous activity are your doing?
3. Which area of your life is going to make you more of a philosopher?

Consider what he says and ponder the questions.

-Steve

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Have some discipline in your life…

Hope you’re having a great week.

Can you believe January is almost over?

It’s around this time, the end of the first month of the year, that most people give up on their New Year’s Resolutions.

Don’t be one of those people.

Keep your goals in front of you and be relentless with achieving them.

If you have writing goals, and you should, now is a good time to print them out and post them in places you are frequently at.

Make it a point to read them daily and picture in your mind what it looks like to achieve them.

Have a great week!

-Steve