Zen thoughts for the day… after Dennis’ excellent series on the numbers behind achievement in the workplace.
From Marty Gaal
My three steps to simplification:
* Make a list of the few things in life that are most important to you.
* Do what’s on the list.
* Do nothing else until your list is complete, or your list changes.
From Gordo Byrn
“Achievement is linked to maximizing our capacity to work, then working.”
Point your goals on the actions required to improve, not the improvement.
…and from my personal notes the Four Steps…
How to do anything:
1. Decide what you want to do.
2. Learn how to do it.
3. Form a plan.
4. Do it.
…and even a Hindu Proverb that holds special meaning in my life…
There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
I think that’s the one single thing a lot of people miss when they look at achievement, race, education, and Bermuda in general. Doing anything is simply a product of preparing yourself to do it and then going out and achieving. We have a huge culture of blaming instead of doing.
The overwhelmingly negative blame and innuendo laden campaign being run by the PLP is an incredible example of what people are driven to do after a decade of failure to follow the Four Steps.