Following on from last week’s post ‘3 Useful Distinctions For Your Consideration’ here are some additional ones for you to read … I hope you enjoy them.

Patience Progress vs. Fantasies

Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.

Creating a life you love leading and achieving goals you desire can be done with patient values-aligned actions.

It’s common for people to set goals that are actually fantasies and not aligned to their highest values.

Deep inside the people who set these goals know this, but they are too scared to admit it, and blindly move forward. Slowly getting more and more disappointed, and distracted, on the way before blaming some external event or situation as to why they haven’t achieved this year’s plan.

Their fantasy turns into a nightmare.

Don’t live in a fantasy. Do the inner work first and get clarity on your values, then create realistic goals that are aligned with these values backed up by a solid plan.

The way of ‘The Authentic Entrepreneur’ is — Purpose – Plan – Progress.

You’ll be amazed at what you can achieve in ten years if you slow down.

Information vs. Transformation

The inspiration for this one came from my coach, the wonderful Steve Chandler.

If information was the key to all success and fulfilment then we’d all be billionaires with six packs … why?

Because ALL the information (and more) you desire is on google.

Every single person has access to millions of web pages full of content on personal development, business success, biographies of the famous, ‘how to’ guides, etc — content is everywhere.

There are millions of amazing books available at the touch of a button on a Kindle or through purchasing online at Amazon.

So, with all this information at our fingertips, why do we still not achieve our potential?

Simply because information is not the answer, transformation is.

Our own situations are due to choices we make that stacked up over time, some consciously, some not.

Without examining deeply why those choices were made and getting underneath the driving story creating those choices transformation won’t occur.

Transformation occurs with better awareness. With better awareness, we make better choices and get better results.

Beginner’s Mind vs. Labelling Mind

One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is to work on your mindset.

A mind that sits in a place of seeing everything with a clean slate, relating to all events as an opportunity to learn and grow.

A beginner’s mind.

Most people have a labelling mind and use mental sticky notes to label everything that’s ever happened to them, or is happening to them.

Labelling events as ‘good’ or ‘bad’.

If you slow down enough to stop labelling events and see everything as an opportunity to learn and grow you’ll be amazed at what you can create.

Asking “what’s the opportunity here?” whenever you find yourself challenged is a very powerful tool, and much more productive than a pad of mental sticky notes.

Get rid of your pad and make friends with your beginner’s mind.

All of the above came from my own personal experiences in life and business, and from working with some amazing teachers. I hope you found value in them.

Today’s question: “What would need to happen in your life that would change everything?”

Love and wellness,

David.

“Real transformation requires real honesty. If you want to move forward – get real with yourself.”

— Bryant McGill