Tip 3: Accept it!
[Today’s tip is totally Hugh McLeod’s. He is a creative cartoonist, owner of gapingvoid.com and author of Ignore Everybody.]
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Update: I found a very good blog post on Todd Starks blog to complement this Tip3: “The hunger, The Viod, The Logos and The Ultimate Gifts” by Clint Watson
TIP 2: Worry less about yesterday
Never worry about trees that were not planted. The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.
Focus on what you can do now to improve your situation and the situation of those around you. Those who need to be helped. The society that needs direction. The children that need help. The you that needs to take that bold leap. Focus on the actions you can do now that will pave way for a better tomorrow. Focus not on the missed opportunities or the regrets or the mistakes of the past. That tree has been planted. It’s time to plant a new one.
[This tip was inspired by John Wood who is Founder & Exec Chairman, Room to Read]
TIP 1: Focus on your strengths
We spend so much time focusing on our weaknesses and trying to improve our lives based on improving on our weaknesses. Fact is, we all have strengths too. Focus on those strengths. Do what you love over and over and pretty soon you will be so good at it.
Stop trying to develop on your weakness. Instead, partner with someone very UNlike you, share the work and share the wealth and everyone’s happy.
It’s a natural process we need to harness. For example, man & woman. 🙂
[Tip1 inspired by Marti Barletta, who is a speaker, consultant and author of Marketing to Women and PrimeTime Women]