So, while I am still writing my second book about Harold, I am also starting a book about the lessons I learned during my ninety years of living.
This means over seventy years of being an entrepreneur. .I am not sure about the final title but, here is sample of the beginning.
My mental tool box.
It is a given that in order to achieve anything worthwhile we need to know what we want.
Do you know what you want?
Don’t feel bad. You are not alone. Very few people know exactly what they want.
If you would need to define, exactly what you want, you would be mentally challenged. I mean immediately.
Give it a try.
I am asking you again: “Do you know what you want?”
How long would it take you to decide upon it?
Still no answer?
OK. Let me give you some help.
“What are you passionate about?”
If you know the answer to this question, you are definitely already ahead of the curve.
Most of the time we know in general terms what we are passionate about. But are you willing to go the extra mile for it? Are you willing to sacrifice for it? How much?
If you are muddled by the many choices, and don’t arrive at a definite answer (like most of us) you need to decide.
There is no way around it.
Once you decide, you are willing, even happy, to put everything else on the back burner and trust ahead.
OK, now we are on the same page. We got a start.
We used already three of the most important tools in my box.
1) We asked ourselves what we want.
2) We asked ourselves what we are passionate about.
3) We made a decision.
Ouch, I know, you got stuck with the decision making process. We all do. It is extremely difficult to make an empowering decision.
So, let me help you again. You need to use your greatest gift which separates you from the animal kingdom. You need to use your imagination.
If we use our imagination we need to picture the most beneficial outcome. We need to imagine how we will feel when we reach our objective. Anything less is counterproductive.
Matter of fact, if we don’t use our imagination in the most productive way possible, our mind will get the message that we don’t really want the best possible result. Our mind is essentially our servant and will bombard us with doubts. It is the job of our mind to assure our wellbeing. Therefore it wants to be sure of the most minute and last detail.
In other words: If you don’t use your imagination in the way it was created and intended to be used, your mind will stop you before you even start on the project. Whatever it comes up with, varies from individual to individual, but most of all it wants to be sure that you don’t fail.
You have to be aware of this, otherwise you are stuck in self-doubt. Period.
How do you get out of this catch 22?
“Easy, let me reach in my tool box.”
This should give you an idea about my work in progress.
Any and all comments are greatly appreciated.
Hope you are doing well in these trying times.