Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 08/07/17
At some point we all come to realize that we’ve been trying to change something about our habits or behaviors for a long time and haven’t done it. It may have to do with exercise, relationships, learning, fears, guilt, diet, or any number of issues. We’re aware of it, we know it’s important, and we have to constantly remind ourselves to deal with it. Over the years it can become a taphonomic pursuit.
I’m not about to tell you that you need to create affirmations, write them on your calendar, or study how to make the change. I am going to tell you something both unpleasant and revelatory: The overwhelming odds are that you’re not going to make the desired changes by yourself.
If you haven’t done it to this point, and you deem it important, what makes you think you’re going to get it done now or tomorrow? You’re not, you need help. That’s the first step—recognizing that you can’t do this alone.
That’s nothing to be ashamed of. We all need help at one time or another. No matter what our positon, station, or progression in life, we arrive at junctures where we need others’ help to successfully continue the journey.
The trouble is, there are those who never realize that; there are those who realize it but their egos prevent them from asking; and there are those who easily and constantly ask.
Which are you?
Growth is the great seperator between those who succeed and those who do not. When I see a person beginning to seperate themselves from the pack, it’s almost always due to personal growth. —John C. Maxwell
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