If you find yourself having to be given the same information & guidance every time you are required to respond to a certain stimulus in a certain way because time and again you are unable to keep your feet on the path, you are the type of individual that needs to be driven.
Conversely, if you require that information & guidance only once because you seize the initiative at the outset, even if you require small course corrections from time to time you are the type of individual that can be relied upon by an equally competent leader.
The latter type of people are not only reliable & trustworthy, but often find themselves cultivating their own leadership capabilities and becoming leaders in their own right.
Which type are you?
You cannot modify, alter or control time; it is our master. What you can modify, alter and control, however, is your effort.
Naturally, time cannot be ignored; it is a very relevant factor. But without consistent directed effort, you will achieve nothing, effectively rendering meaningless whatever time you’ve spent.
So when you are working towards achieving anything in life, you are best served by focusing your energies & attention on the quality & magnitude of the effort you are directing to the task at hand, rather than paying a great deal of attention to the time it may take.
Assume you choose to live quietly within your Comfort Zone. You’re likely to encounter manageable challenges, and so you’ll be able to get along just fine while achieving nothing of substantive value.
But what happens if you choose to live in your Growth Zone? You invite a tremendous amount of pressure into your existence!
How so? Growth builds its own momentum, which I guarantee is significantly more powerful & rapid than any momentum you will ever experience in your Comfort Zone. In your Growth Zone any & every action you take or avoid taking is amplified and magnified tenfold.
Sounds kinda scary, eh? Well, at times it will be!
But in the immortal words of Nietzsche: What does not kill you makes you stronger. So isn’t living in your Growth Zone a worthwhile risk when you consider the terrifying alternative of just “surviving” in your Comfort Zone?
PS. Naturally, this kind of thinking is not for everyone, but if it appeals to you, make the effort, take the risk and enjoy the ride; you won’t regret it.
“Accept the challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.” – Voltaire
Searching for some practical avenues for achieving your Full Potential? Excellent!
Identifying your Blind Spots. Recognizing opportunities. Seeing possibilities. Reaching so far beyond your hurdles with such positive force of will that all your obstacles are overcome as a matter of course, and the entire exercise of doing so is a pleasure!
“Life on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.” – K. Wallenda
Life often seems to be a never-ending contest for control. So it makes sense that most people want to feel in control of what they think & do with their lives.
Unfortunately, many people continue to labor under a huge misconception: “Control comes first, then self-discipline will follow.”
Nothing could be further from the truth. And if you think about it for just a moment, you’ll see why: without self-discipline, where exactly is control supposed to come from? Money? Status? Physical power? Nope – none of them are consistent. Someone or something reliable must direct these resources in the first place: your will.
Our reality dictates that each of has the right to direct our resources. A burden or a gift? Depends on your perspective! In any case we are all personally responsible for our thoughts, actions, and their outcomes. So the bottom line is this: if you desire control over your Life and your circumstances, discipline yourself first, then enjoy the control that follows.
If you concentrate your attentions on radiating confidence & aspirations from the inside out, you need never look back.