We can’t outgrow and overcome the limitations we have imposed on ourselves without first recognizing those limitations (Tweet this quote). Too many time the greatest challenge we face is not our circumstances, but rather, how we’ve grown accustomed to seeing them.
Like a farmer plants seeds in soil, a leader plants ideas in other people. These ideas grow self-esteem, expand perspectives, and inspire people share their own ideas with the world.
You see, it’s not a question of whether a pig has wings but rather if a pig can be placed in something that has wings. A minor difference with big implications — but an excellent example re-framing rhetoric that re-frames what is possible.
Doubt is a very human emotion and can, at times, serve a valuable purpose, but sometimes it merely holds us back from living the life we really want. In these cases, it’s completely okay to submit your letter of resignation.
The world is better only because some people are willing to follow through and execute an idea they believe in.
Change the question you ask yourself and it immediately changes your subsequent thoughts — as well as your feelings. It’s no surprise then, that the greatest innovators, leaders, teachers, and students are excellent mental shepherds… they have made a habit of asking excellent questions.
In an effort to be viewed as ‘professional’ many companies and entrepreneurs alienate people. They use complex terminology, long unnecessary processes, automated systems, and place policy before personality. When you work with a company do YOU like any of these things? Nope.
It seems that there is often an undeclared battle among start-ups and entrepreneurs to look more “professional” and “slick” than the next guy over. Desperate to be taken seriously and build credibility, entrepreneurs opt for a polished image to set them up for success. Ironically, they end up blending in the crowd.
It’s amazing how clever we can be when dreaming up justifications to delay action, but eventually, life goes full circle. And we either reap the rewards or get bitten in the butt. The people who remain the most productive and fulfilled are those who tighten the loop; those who shorten the circuit between necessary action and follow-through. What have you been delaying? Now is a good time to get around to it. Image code: GETAROUND2IT
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