How to think like successful people… that is something you must understand if you want to see greater levels of success.
Here’s why this is so important: from the outside you can’t see the REAL DIFFERENCE MAKER to one’s success.
For example, if you took…
100 highly successful individuals (success defined as those reaching their goals)
– and compared them to –
100 individuals who look the same from the naked eye but who keep struggling
… is there a difference maker?
- Both groups work hard… check!
- Both groups are intelligent… check!
- Both groups have talent… check!
To identify the difference, you need to go below the surface. At the core of each group is a radically different way of thinking.
“You have to be honest about what you really want and be willing to take risks [to get there] rather than lie to yourself and make excuses to stay in your comfort zone.” – Roy T. Bennett
I’ve always had this restless tension (which has been growing recently), to…
- Go further
- Accomplish more
- Have greater impact
- Make a bigger difference
…but, I can quickly come up with all sorts of reasons why I can’t get started until tomorrow, next week, next year.
- Not enough time
- Not enough resources
- Time commitment to my family
Those are all true. Sigh! Always true.
Are you destined to remain trapped because of your schedule limitations? Nope… not if you reach this crucial point.
A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes,
smart enough to profit from them,
and strong enough to correct them.
– John C. Maxwell
Never, ever be afraid of making mistakes.
First, they are inevitable… so relax. You are human like everyone else.
Second, mistakes are an opportunity to grow. It is through mistakes that you learn about yourself and can become a better version of the current you. Here’s how the most successful people in life do this.
Third, if you handle them properly, you will gain sooo much more than if you were mistake-less.
How? When you own your mistakes honestly, you gain new respect from others for handling them well. Imagine how refreshing that will be in a world of people scrambling to protect their image at all costs.
But, how do you handle those really painful mistakes that make you particularly mad at (or disappointed with) yourself? (more…)
“If you don’t like something, change it.
If you can’t change it, change your attitude about it.”
– Maya Angelou
This quote has had a profoundly positive impact on me. In many ways, it changed my life. (more…)
You want a quick smile?
Below is a short, really funny video of a toddler. It will have you chuckling in less than 10 seconds. Promise!
It’s also a powerful visual metaphor for many of us in life.
… and one reason why the Wise Insights community was born.
See if you can guess what it is.
Have you seen a dumb decision being made by someone?
Isn’t your first thought: What were you thinking?
But, I also have a second thought: How can I avoid a bad decision? …so others don’t think the first thought about me. 🙂
Here are 5 really funny, but dumb decisions that prompt the first question.
… then I want to show you 2 ways to avoid bad decisions in the future. (more…)
I have a dream. I’ll bet you share it, too.
I have a dream that I could get to the place where I could experience a deep, sustaining joy… every day.
The kind of joy that isn’t touched by the challenges and storms of life.
Now, I am not naïve. There is no such thing as a happy pill that will make life all sunshine and smiles. I know that life can be difficult. I know the impact of circumstances will affect me until the day I die.
But, wouldn’t it be great if we were able to increase the frequency and experience of the “good days” and decrease the impact of the “bad days”?
Good news! There is. (more…)
So many worlds, so much to do,
so little [truly getting] done.
-Alfred Lord Tennyson
Are you like me?
… Motivated to make progress in your life, filled with lofty goals, energized by where you want to see your life?
… but you find yourself spending waaay too much time doing the have-to’s and not the want-to’s?
You know what I am talking about. The have-to tasks demand much of our time, but return very little in the way of satisfaction, energy, or motivation. You just gotta grind them out and get-r-done.
Is there a way to transform the “have to” tasks into “want to” tasks?
Have you ever heard or seen something that seems so crazy that it can’t possibly be true… and yet it is?
Here’s a hidden decision influencer that sounds crazy… but its effects have been verified.
It is called the Priming Effect.
Here’s what it can do: trick our brains at the subconscious level… that then affects our choices and actions.
It can even (without your knowledge) turn you into a rude jerk that feels justified in being that way. (more…)
We All Make Choices,
But In The End Our Choices Make Us.
One of the most important factors to achieving success in life is making good decisions.
Good decisions = a better life
Poor decisions = a regret filled life
Kind of hard to argue with that.
But, here’s the problem: There are hidden factors distorting every decision you make—even the ones carefully made. (more…)