Saturday, September 09, 2006

Take Time To Think

Take time to think everyday.

Think about what you want, what your goals are, how you are going to achieve them, what problems you have and how to solve them.

A lot of people don't take time to think. A lot of them are on auto-pilot everyday. They don't make adjustments to their flight along the way.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Problems

I truly believe that there is no problem that has no solution. If there is no solution, then we shouldn't worry or get upset over it.

The way to solve a problem is to find a solution and implement it.

A good leader is a problem solver, he doesn't let problems continue to vex him.

Unfortunately a lot of us are upset over problems when they come, we lament, we hate them, we grumble over them.

That will not solve it.

Rather, let's take a page from the Bible 1 Thess 5:18 "give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus".

Welcome problems, see it as a way to prevent further bigger problems down the road.

The one thing that I have learnt is that people sometimes don't want to hear the solution. If you are overweight, the solution is to diet and to exercise. If you are having problems with money, the solution is to work out a budget and to stick to it. If you have problems with motivation, read up books on motivation and learn techniques.

Life isn't easy. Noone said it was. Jesus said that in this world you will have trouble. Sometimes it isn't solved overnight, but He did promise that He will be with us through it all.



"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)






Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Tactics of Success: Styles and Characteristics

It is comforting to know that there are many styles of success.

Try to determine your own style even to the point of verbalizing it or writing it down on paper. You might even ask your colleagues how they would describe your style. Do not always believe what they say. Do not be trapped by this assessment of your style.

Build up the strong points of your style rather than try to alter it to a completely different style.

Use your style as a way of making decisions, plans, and choices. Does this fit my style?

Be aware of any deficiency in your style, but don't be cowed by this or use it as an excuse.

Choose the circumstances that best suit your style.

Be bold, be confident, be egocentric, but do not expect me to tell you how.

Use your failure as the shadow that gives dimension to the picture.

An inflated balloon is vulnerable, but that is the only way it is going to fly.

Tactics of Success

The positive attitude toward luck is to be ready for it, to spot it, to make the maximum use of it--but do not sit around waiting for it.

Knowing what you want to do, determination, and persistence are important. You may have these qualities by temperament or as a strategy.

Make the most of your talent and do not expect it to be enough by itself. Do not be trapped into one field by some talent for that field.

In some fields it is just easier to be successful than in others. The "me-too" and bandwagon effect has always been powerful, so try to choose not only an opportunity field but preferably a growing one.