Sometimes, more is not what you want or do you..
"Fitting in more than anyone else" doesn’t work, even in high school. Seeking to be the most average, the most non-descript and the most inoffensive doesn’t lead to growth. School never has or did promote the gifted..I may be wrong now but it was a burden to be different or better.
"More informed" wears out too. If you get more news, faster, via Twitter, say, you’re not going to have a significant advantage over someone who has just enough news. Understanding what every single person is saying about everything, all the time, leaves you little opportunity to actually make something. More news or information has to be what you need to grow, not the stuff that sells papers!
Having more on your to-do list probably isn’t the best idea either. Or is it?
There’s never enough time to be as patient as we need to be. Not enough slack to focus on the long-term, too much urgency in the now to take the time and to plan ahead. That urgent sign post just ahead demands all of our intention and attention, and we decide to invest in, "down the road," down the road. This error is not new but needs attention if YOU are to succeed
It’s not only more urgent, but it’s easier to run to the urgent meeting than it is to sit down with a colleague and figure out the truth of what matters and the why of what’s before us.
And there’s never enough money to easily make the investments that matter. Not enough surplus in the budget to take care of those that need our help, too much on our plate to be generous right now. The short term bills make it easy to ignore the long-term opportunities.
Hope is the dream of a man awake. French Proverb
Of course, the organisations that get around the universal and insurmountable problems of not enough time and not enough money are able to create innovations, find resources to be generous and prepare for a tomorrow that’s better than today. It’s not easy, not at all, but probably certainly worth it.
We’re going to spend our entire future living in tomorrow—investing now, when it’s difficult, is the single best moment.
A little job well done is the first step toward a bigger one.
Success is more of a process than an event. Great success is achieved after a long string of small successes. Most of us earn our stripes one step at a time, and we work our way up through the ranks. When we begin our careers, we are given assignments that are commensurate with our skill and experience. As we prove our worth to the organization, we are gradually entrusted with more responsibility and increasingly larger projects. As you assume responsibility for one position, do so with an eye toward the next one. Do your absolute best every day in your job, but always plan for the future. View each day as an opportunity to learn something that will make you more valuable to the company or organization so that when the time arrives for promotions, your name will be the first one that comes to your boss’s mind. Napoleon Hill
Your vision is in Your Mind