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Comparison Truly is the Thief of Joy; Your Path is YOUR Path

Comparison Truly is the Thief of Joy; Your Path is YOUR Path

Young adults often have a difficult time finding out what they want their life path to be. Most of my audience is probably in this boat right now. (I also am). Probably the most harmful thing a young adult can do to their path is compare it to someone else's. It is...

Don’t Mistake Your Inaction for Fear or Laziness

Don’t Mistake Your Inaction for Fear or Laziness

Sometimes we are hesitant to take action because we know that we haven't figured out the best action to take. It is okay to tread lightly and examine every situation before you truly jump in to it. Just because somebody tells you to invest thousands of dollars in XZY...

Why You Need to Practice Extreme Patience and Urgency

Why You Need to Practice Extreme Patience and Urgency

Patience and Urgency. So damn important. Don’t set your sights too far ahead so that you fail to realize all of the small wins you have. Just because you are aiming for something and fall short does not mean that you have failed. It means that you are that much closer...

The Universe and It’s Real Life Tests

The Universe and It’s Real Life Tests

Everything in the universe is a test. Each situation you are put in is a real life test, and how you respond is your answer. How you do on each test will determine what your next tests are. If you pass the tests with flying colors, the tests that come along in the...

The Eternal Echoes that Come From All We Do and Think

The Eternal Echoes that Come From All We Do and Think

We have all heard the quote; What you do now, echoes in eternity. But please think about this for a second, and realize that it takes in to account much more than actions. Littering instead of throwing away your trash is not what this quote aims to define. Throwing...

Windmillers Words

February 6, 2019

The following is penned from the book It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be by Paul Arden. I recently reread the book and this is one of my favorite sections from it.

Here you go –

It is quite easy to get approval if we ask enough people, or if we ask those who are likely to tell us exactly what we wish to hear.

The likelihood is that most will tell us nice things rather than be too critical. Also, we as humans have a tendency to mute out the bad that comes from others, and only hear the good. Selective hearing some could say.

So if you have produced a pleasantly acceptable piece of work, you will have proved to yourself that it is good because others will say so.

The work you have done is probably okay, but probably not great.

Instead, if you look at your product with some what is wrong with it glasses on, you are much more likely to get an answer that will help you improve.

Your idea as a whole may even improve.

And yet you are always in the position to reject criticism if you feel it is incorrect.

Arden’s book is stocked full of 1-2 page short essays that each hit you with an incredible truth. The precision of the ideas make it easy to decipher the meaning behind his words.

Thanks.

 

The following is penned from the book It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be by Paul Arden. I recently reread the book and this is one of my favorite sections from it.

Here you go –

It is quite easy to get approval if we ask enough people, or if we ask those who are likely to tell us exactly what we wish to hear.

The likelihood is that most will tell us nice things rather than be too critical. Also, we as humans have a tendency to mute out the bad that comes from others, and only hear the good. Selective hearing some could say.

So if you have produced a pleasantly acceptable piece of work, you will have proved to yourself that it is good because others will say so.

The work you have done is probably okay, but probably not great.

Instead, if you look at your product with some what is wrong with it glasses on, you are much more likely to get an answer that will help you improve.

Your idea as a whole may even improve.

And yet you are always in the position to reject criticism if you feel it is incorrect.

Arden’s book is stocked full of 1-2 page short essays that each hit you with an incredible truth. The precision of the ideas make it easy to decipher the meaning behind his words.

Kansas City displayed more grit and toughness during the 2019 playoffs than any team has before them.

Patrick Mahomes capped off another incredible campaign behind center with a Super Bowl victory and a Super Bowl MVP award to go right alongside. He showed over and over again that positivity and intense leadership can get the job done in any situation. All three games of the Chiefs incredible playoff run featured a deficit of 10 points or more at some point in the game. Mahomes and the Chiefs never lost sight of the end goal – victory. Winning each game meant they were one step closer to bringing the Lombardi trophy back to Kansas City for the first time in 50 years.

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