Living in the past can stop forward movement!

 

From the book the Slight Edge.

"Are there things that are incomplete in your life? any unpaid bills? Have you done your taxes? Did you borrow a book or tool you have yet to return? Is there someone who needs to hear you say, "I love you," or, "I'm sorry," or, "Thank you- I appreciate you"? Do you have any unfinished projects? Any unkept promises- taking a weekend away with your spouse, or taking your kids somewhere special? Are there any agreements or commitments you left hanging?

Each and every incomplete thing in your life or work exerts a draining force on you, sucking the energy of accomplishment and success out of you and leaving you in less then a positive mental state.

Here is the unfortunate and powerfully destructive truth of being incomplete: it keeps the past alive. Remember, people who live on the success curve are pulled by the future, while those who dwell on the failure curve are pulled by the past. And a surefire way to be forced to live as a prisoner of your past is to not complete things."

The book the slight edge is a powerful and thought provoking book that I guarantee will help you to look at your life differently. It has helped me to better understand how every decision I make in life has a negative or positive impact on my future.

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 11:41 am
Michael Fanning | Category: Business today, customer services, Living | Tagged , ,

It doesn’t take much, it just takes a little.

If the slightest change can make such a huge impact then why do so many people not do it? It amazes me today that you can map out a solution for success for someone and they will still find a way to fail. This image below form the book the Slight Edge explains how only 5% of people today are willing to put the effort in for the long haul.

Many times the small change may not be comfortable at first but if that change is embraced and done over and over again the impact can be dramatic. Easy example. Recently I came across a program called my fitness pal. It is a very simple app that tracks your daily calorie intake. According to this app my slight change suggestion was to reduce my calorie intake by 500 c. a day. Slight change right? What is amazing is how 500 calories over the course of a month add up to 15,500 calories . How about over a year, how about over 5 years?

Many times we set a hurdle in our mind about how the change is too difficult. We don't visualize that change every day and then we never are able to see the long term impact. This is why 95% don't succeed. Not sure but I'm willing to put the effort in everything I do to be in the 5%.

Posted on August 29, 2012 at 11:18 am
Michael Fanning | Category: Business today, Living, Uncategorized | Tagged , ,

It doesn't take much, it just takes a little.

If the slightest change can make such a huge impact then why do so many people not do it? It amazes me today that you can map out a solution for success for someone and they will still find a way to fail. This image below form the book the Slight Edge explains how only 5% of people today are willing to put the effort in for the long haul.

Many times the small change may not be comfortable at first but if that change is embraced and done over and over again the impact can be dramatic. Easy example. Recently I came across a program called my fitness pal. It is a very simple app that tracks your daily calorie intake. According to this app my slight change suggestion was to reduce my calorie intake by 500 c. a day. Slight change right? What is amazing is how 500 calories over the course of a month add up to 15,500 calories . How about over a year, how about over 5 years?

Many times we set a hurdle in our mind about how the change is too difficult. We don’t visualize that change every day and then we never are able to see the long term impact. This is why 95% don’t succeed. Not sure but I’m willing to put the effort in everything I do to be in the 5%.

Posted on August 29, 2012 at 11:18 am
Michael Fanning | Category: Business today, Living, Uncategorized | Tagged , ,