“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.
I’m in my office at the moment. This morning I’ve planned next week, had multiple meetings and worked on some strategic moves for my business.
I used to be all about winning at everything I was involved with.
Many ‘entrepreneurs’ I meet just want to be the ‘big ideas’ person. They’re not interested in the little stuff.
In life people always talk about getting ‘ahead of the curve.’
Something had to get out of the way for everything good that is in your life.
We worry about things that might not work out.
We are all a combination of our experiences of the past.
We don’t need to detach from our painful past.
The you today is different from the you a year ago.
Sometimes leadership is about creating a vision and bringing people along.