Friday, 31 October 2014

2.... 8 Common Habits That Destroy Your Success

2.      Seeking perfection
“If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.”—Leo Tolstoy
In an ideal world, the pursuit of perfection would not only be noble, it would be rewarded. In the world we live in, it’s a recipe for frustration and a giant waste of time. According to psychotherapist Mel Schwartz, “The closest thing to perfection is is the ability to be fully present. Without any distracting thoughts measuring or grading ourselves, we’re free to really be in the moment. It’s in that moment that we’re truly alive. Yet, the perfectionist isn’t typically present as they’re either busy critiquing the past and replaying their every decision or worrying about their future decisions.” Know when it is time to move on and make realistic goals for outcomes. Seeking perfection will either stop you in your tracks or waste energy that could be more productively applied elsewhere.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

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Confusing busy with productive
“Don’t mistake activity for achievement.”—John Wooden
Let’s face it, you can find enough work activities to keep you busy day, night and weekend. The question is: Are they the right things?
It’s not the hours you put in or the number of items you’re working on simultaneously that make you successful. Focus on the items that have impact.Don’t confuse being busy with making progress.  We measure our success on the busyness scale when in fact we should be evaluating our progress on the activities that will make the biggest impact on our goals. Corporate culture might reward “looking busy,” but true corporate success is the result of focused effort in pursuit of long-term goals.