“Never give up,” I’m sure you’ve heard that.
I’ve been working with a coach for the past few months. I’ve had morning mind and body exercises to do, and I’ve been doing them, but I wasn’t getting the results I wanted.
So today, after a call, we completely changed the ritual, and after doing the new exercises I felt fantastic.
I gave up. And I’m stoked I did.
If something’s not working, the next step is to diagnose why it isn’t working.
There are generally only three reasons for this:
You aren’t doing it with the quality it needs
You aren’t doing it with the quantity it needs
It’s the wrong thing to be doing to get your desired outcome
The first two reasons are not reasons to give up. That’s called laziness. Double down.
The third reason is a great reason to give up. Otherwise you’re just repeating the same thing and hoping for a different outcome. Do not double down, change.
Stay committed to the outcome, sometimes you just need to be flexible in the approach.
When we want something, we are taught to visualise that thing, to focus on that image, until we have it.
There’s almost never a completely clean run.
Sometimes wonderful things take you by surprise, they open a new door.
Have you ever moved into a new house and seen something that needed fixing and thought “I’ll get on to that soon”?
Humans are tribal.
As humans we have an insatiable desire to explain untoward events so we can get on with solutions.
In any field, most of the rewards go to the top 5% of people.
I say please to Siri.
If a turkey were to assess the state of the world in early December, they would be forgiven for thinking all is well and that the farmer loves them.
We often compare today’s performance relative to yesterdays.