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Could I regret my decision? 😬
There is a consequence for every decision. One way or another, choices have repercussions. But there are also implications for the choices we don't make. That's what has been on my mind for the past six months.
Making decisions that shape my future
In the first Daily Discipline note of 2022, I told you that I love transitions. I've made two significant transitions in my career and personal life within three years. Opportunities don't care about timing and context. They come when they come.
Let me tell you a story 📆
While most people see opportunity and adversity as opposites, I think about them differently. I don't believe they are opposites at all.
Is comfort overrated? (Yes 😉)
People who genuinely want to maximize their life are not concerned with minimizing their discomfort. Conversely, if you aim to reduce your discomfort, you have no chance to maximize your life. The best version of you chases excellence, not comfort.
3 personal disciplines that drive professional growth
All my keynotes begin with the same statement. "The objective is professional. The journey is personal."
Balance the scales of chaos
When the situation around you is beyond your control, double down on your discipline to stay in control of yourself, especially when those elements are emotional and impactful. You never want what is out of your control to dictate and determine what is in your power.
No fear of new strategies
Trying new approaches to things like diet, routine, relationships, or other core life activities can trigger resistance for fear of getting it wrong. I view it instead as an adventure of trial and error.
I feel the need for speed
A phrase in sales goes, "Time kills deals." It means the more time passes, the less likely it is that a deal will get done. More time allows for more complications to derail the mission. The same is true in personal discipline.