Monday, June 2, 2014

Mistakes - Life's greatest teachers

One thing's for certain. If you're in business long enough you will have some challenges. You may encounter professional and personal challenges, but they all affect some of the circumstances within your business.

How are you doing business wise / personally?

Often times we are caught up in the busyness of our business. This activity becomes so routine and automatic that planning goes out the window and oftentimes we feel like we're on the treadmill - lots of activity but not covering any real ground. Progress seems to be in the far distance and success still farther away.

Getting sick is not necessarily a bad thing. It forces you to stop and think. You question yourself about your current lot / place in life. Depending on who you are you'll have various questions that apply to you. After some pondering, you tend to decide on a course of action and take it.

You realize that you knew the answers all along. You just never had the opportunity to stop and address your personal situation as you were always busy taking care of others.

So what can you do so that you don't have to wait until you become sick to do evaluations?

  1. Book appointments with yourself
  2. Take time to improve your knowledge and skills 
  3. Apply what you've learnt to take you closer to your goals. 
You will make mistakes along the way as you alter your actions. Don't be afraid to make them; mistakes are some of the greatest teachers. You'll see that once you take heed to your findings, your business environment will improve and your personal challenges will be eliminated in terms of that particular set of mistakes. 

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