Every month, I strive to learn and grow. I do it with intention and with purpose. My day starts with reading. Throughout my day I have great conversations with others. I listen to podcasts while driving and working out. And from all of this, I keep a running log of the many, many lessons I learn, or am reminded of.
Here are the Top 10 lessons I learned in May 2017. Let me know which ones resonate with you the most in the comments below.
- Your mind is the asset that must be worked on the most.
- Looking at my calendar, are the activities I have scheduled this week in alignment with the person I am today? Or with the person, I wish to become?
- Your true competition in business is not a competitor who provides a similar product or service. It’s the path the prospective buyer has become used to traveling.
- It doesn’t matter how many people DON’T get it. What matters is how many people DO.
- Don’t react. (Yes, I’ve shared this one before, but it’s awesome!)
- “Trying to get everyone to like you is a sign of mediocrity. You’ll avoid the tough decisions and you’ll avoid confronting the people who need to be confronted.” – wisdom from Colin Powell
- Always care more about those few who like your work, and less about the multitudes who don’t. (Amen!)
- “Selective Perception” sucks. It means you’re constantly seeking out evidence that convinces you it is ok to stick with the status quo or what’s already working.
- I love having money. But I love having time even more. And I can always make more money.
- And let’s finish off with an amazing quote from Seneca you should pin to your wall: “I don’t complain about the lack of time…what little I have will go far enough. Today – this day – will achieve what no tomorrow will fail to speak about. I will lay siege to the gods to shake up the world.”
Keep learning. Keep growing. It is what we are designed to do as humans.