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- The life of a constant explorer
They are hard readers. They know that what they know determines how well they see the world. They know that what they know determines the quality of relationships they can have and the quality of work they can do. If you are constantly consuming junk media, how can you possibly expect to create high value work? Your input directly translates to your output.
Garbage in, garbage out. Wealthy and happy people work to learn. Unsuccessful and unhappy people work primarily for money.
The rest should be spent learning, improving yourself, and resting. Thus, as you dedicate large portions of time becoming a better thinker, communicator, and better at your craft, the quality of your work will continue to increase. While working, you can get more done in a few hours than most people get done in a number of days. In our media and information age, there are a million things you could learn. Information and knowledge are two very different things.
Knowledge and wisdom are also two very different things. It takes wisdom to determine what you should learn, why you should learn it, and when you should learn it. When you learn something, you should get a return on that learning. Even those who have high incomes are not truly wealthy. When they make more, they consume more. In fact, most people make money solely to consume.
Very few people make money to invest that money. You have your business which brings income. Then, you have your investment entity to turn your income into even more money. Like anything, how well you manage your money is determined by how well mentored you are. If you want to become brilliant with money, invest in education and mentoring. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The best time to start investing was also in the past. Eventually, your investment vehicle may even start producing more profits for you than your actual business.
Compound interest is a real thing. Most people are only focused on what they can get out of life. However, once you become more consciously awake to the world, your desire will shift from merely receiving to giving. The truth is, you really only have 1 of 2 orientations towards people and life. Most people have transactional relationships. In these relationships, the whole becomes more than the sum of parts.
Both parties, in vulnerability and trust, transcend their own small-mindedness and become something more.
At the core, this requires being a giver, not a taker. As Adam Grant has explained in his book, Give and Take , when two givers come together, the results are astronomical. People will come to love and trust you. Your work will be motivated by a higher cause and thus will be far more inspired and impactful.
Actually, you are constantly seeking and receiving help. The truth is, everyone is highly dependent on other people to do what they do. But it takes wisdom and humility to openly acknowledge that dependence. Beyond acknowledging your dependence, constantly express your appreciation to the people in your life.
That which you appreciate, appreciates. Relationships are assets that can and should grow bigger and better over time. There are many people who played divine roles in you having the life that you have today. Be sure to let them know how grateful you are. All relationships are like bank accounts, and if one person is constantly depositing and the other person is constantly withdrawing, eventually all of the resources become depleted. When two people are continually giving and receiving, the relational bank account continues to grow and expand, providing several intended and unintended benefits.
For example, I was recently at the gym with my brother. At the beginning of the workout, he was struggling mentally. I made him aware of what was happening, and he immediately shifted his emotional posture. He realized how dramatically his mood was impacting me. His motivation shifted from consuming an experience to creating something great. Our shared mental state heightened, taking us into group flow. Our workout become far superior to anything I could create on my own.
Not only that, but we began to engage in inspired conversation. The amazing workout was the intended outcome of our synergy.
11 Ways Finland’s Education System Shows Us that “Less is More”.
The insights for my book were unintended benefits. This can only happen when both parties are actively giving and receiving from the relationship. Where both are focusing on creating rather than consuming. Where both have the primary motivation of helping the other person succeed. Most people are in a state of competition rather than collaboration. Collaboration is a much higher level than competition.
Competition is focused on the self. People who are competing are grinding. However, when your thinking becomes expanded, you realize you could do so much more with other people.
15 Ways to Motivate Yourself and Others | Time
Collaboration creates unique connections working by yourself never could. You have skills and knowledge that are awesome in your field. There are other people in different fields who have skills and knowledge completely outside of your current awareness. This generally happens when you devise a plan where your skill sets and assets merge with the skill sets and assets of someone else. What you can do well, someone else may struggle with. What you struggle with, others can do extremely well. Who can you partner with that could speed your process?
What types of partnerships could you develop, that would allow you to more quickly achieve your goals and help them more quickly achieve theirs?
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What about laying on the grass on a sunny day? Sometimes you need to be here, now. Sometimes, the right here, right now sucks. The beauty of shifting tense is you can visualize a more compelling future, or remember a more enjoyable past. At the same time, if you catch yourself dwelling on a painful past, get back to right here, right now, and find the joy in the moment. Find a metaphor that fuels you.
The life of a constant explorer
The most powerful thing you can do is find a metaphor that connects to your values. Action often comes before motivation. You simply start doing an activity and then your motivation kicks in.
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Find a way to link things to good feelings. It has to be a song that makes you feel so great that it overshadows the pain of the task. They make the movies or write the books that impress themselves first. Their internal bar becomes their drive. Choose your words carefully and make them work for you. You can take shortcuts and bullshit your way, but you will not achieve great success until you really work for it. They are honest and real. You will be in more trouble for lying about something you did than admitting to it and apologizing.
Learn to be big. They bring people up with them, not push them down to get past them. This is a nasty habit and while sometimes tempting, it will come back for your benefit in the end. They know when to take advice and when to go their own way. People usually mean well. Looking to calm your dog down without embarrassing yourself or having to get prescription medication? For both of us. Reblogged this on Abditive.
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