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- How good do you want to be? – one of the most important questions individuals need to ask themselves is how
good do they want to be? This topic stems from Paul Arden's book It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be.
- Complete MEAPA's "A.I.M. for Your Purpose" exercise to help you understand how good you want to be as well as your
- Think differently - due to the dynamics of living and working in today's ever changing global economy, the
usual way no longer works and it is necessary to think differently.
- Recognize lessons in backstories – as you go about working towards one goal after another realize that others
before you have valuable lessons to share.
- Increase your self-awareness – when is the last time you assessed your traits and habits in order to increase
your self-awareness? Identifying the frequency by which you practice the traits of successful people will allow you to better understand yourself as you work towards goals.
- View the journey – are you so busy and focused on the goal that you forget that there is tremendous value in
the journey itself?
- Realize that talent is overrated – have you given up or not even started something because you feel as though
you are not talented enough? Current research by Geoff Colvin, Daniel Pink and others suggest that there is no such thing as talent.
- Understand your life approach - how often do you examine your approach to various life situations?
Understanding your life approach can help you move forward as you look to achieve one goal after another.
- Identify your mindset – your mindset is how you see your potential. Do you believe that you have a limited
amount of talent and intellect or do you believe you can continue to develop your potential throughout your entire life?
- Realize that work is changing – the nature of work is changing and the global economy itself is becoming more
dynamic. What are you doing to adjust to that change on a personal level?
- Think hard – thinking hard is perhaps one of the most difficult tasks individuals can undertake. As Daniel
Kahneman noted the focusing illusion requires one to think hard and is defined as "nothing in life is as important as you think it is while you are thinking about it."
- Think differently – if everyone is thinking the same way does that necessarily mean you should be as well?
Thinking differently is often the exact tactic that is needed for people to accomplish their goal and then move on to the next one.
- Understand role of fear - when confronting an issue, or perhaps ignoring it, who role does fear play in your
personal or professional life? How often do you examine it and what do you do in order to manage it better?
- Understand elements of survival - amidst taking calculated risks what are some of the tools that survivors have
demonstrated in order to survive?
- Understand role of failure – individuals seldom understand the role of failure in the success of others. Seldom
has one achieved any high degree of success without failing along the way, usually several times.
- Find the time - do you make finding the time to do the things you want to do a priority? How often do you
evaluate how you spend your time?