“I am disappointed with you.” Ever heard someone saying this to you? Or you said this to someone? This statement points outward. It is not that nice to point your finger outward. If we don’t point outward, how about pointing inward. Instead of ‘you’, it’s ‘me’.
It will sound something like this, “I’m disappointed with myself.”
How does it sound? Sounds alright.
Actually, it is not alright.
Boring? Find some fun!
You have a goal. You have a great plan. You have a strong structure. Still you are not moving forward towards your goal. What is wrong?
Externally, you acquired tools to support you. You are also being supported by resources that are easily available due to globalization. And how come you are still not moving ahead? Don’t you want to examine that gap?
Have you ever seriously examine the gap? Have you honestly look within for answers?
Overly Cautious, the right thing?
Do you tend to over analyze on your next action?
Do you think thoroughly on what you are going to say next?
Do you think so much that it takes a long time to answer a question?
Do you analyze so much that you did more explanation than to answer the question directly?
If you are having an overly cautious behaviour, do take note of it. This is a fear-based behaviour. Either you are afraid to lose something or you want to protect yourself from being hurt.
Being overly cautious seems to be the right thing to do. I like to mention here that in coaching context, there isn’t right or wrong. Because you may ask what’s wrong with protecting yourself? Question is how has protecting yourself been working for you? What are you missing by being overly cautious?
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Have you been working too hard? Great! We are here to contribute to the world and humanity.
On the other hand, we are also here to have fun and be adventurous.
Balance is a healthy sign to life. Going to the extreme in anything certainly is unhealthy. If you are constantly working too hard, you’ll get burn out fast. You will reach a point of detest very fast. If you are having fun too often, the contribution part of you will be neglected, confidence level will be affected.
Work hard and play hard as well. I’ve been working hard for 3 weeks without much break. Finally the much awaited break was here. Last week, we had great fun singing in karaoke with my wife and a couple of good friends.
In my last post, we discussed about creating your plan to achieve your goals. But do you know that creating the plan is probably the easiest step in achieving your goals? Following up on your plan is the stage that may take a toll out of you, right?
You can definitely come up with various reasons / excuses about not following your plans. These reasons varies from personal to circumstances. True enough, all these reasons are valid for you. However, if you get to the bottom of it, the fact is you didn’t follow your plan, you didn’t get your desired outcome.
Achieving Your Goals
One of the most frustrating things is to have a goal and not achieving your goal. To add to that misery is to have that goal year after year, but you don’t seem to move one inch nearer towards your goal.
It is one thing to not achieving anything because you don’t have a goal, it is another to have a goal yet not achieving it. It is extremely devastating to your spirit to have a goal but not getting it.
While there are many reasons of not moving forward, I don’t wish to discuss the various reasons here. For those who like to discuss or find out about their own “why”, we can have a separate conversation. In this post, I only like to discuss one thing.
Full house in the 1st workshop
This marks a new milestone in my business and career. On 1st Oct, we conducted our first-ever Public Speaking Workshop for the public. We received an overwhelming response that we had a full house for the first and second workshop. Not only that, registration for the third and fourth workshop which will be held on the following week is already closed 2 weeks ago.
We are also blessed with opening 2 corporate accounts from this launch of workshop.