ELIMINATION = Margin
Successful people do not engage in people and things that don’t add value.
They eliminate tasks that can be delegated. They don’t buy into the lie that they have to do it themselves.
They eliminate unnecessary tasks by taking the time to evaluate what activities are a true “must get done.”
They schedule those things on their calendar and give themselves permission to eliminate thinking about it until the task/activity requires their attention.
They eliminate high maintenance people. This might sound cold, but it isn’t intended to be. There are people who take and take and take.
My husband and I have a person whom we’ve paid for a service, but this person is extremely difficult to communicate with. I love the service they provide, but the anxiety and wasted time associated with trying to do business with them is not adding value to my life. Frankly, it’s not adding value to their life either.
Successful people do not buy into people pleasing in order to avoid confronting the situation.
Time is a great gift; a non-renewable gift. You need it and you need the margin that allows you to plan, think creatively and keep to your priorities.
PREPARATION = No Surprises
Successful people do not engage in unnecessary surprises. They’ve experienced the pain of being unprepared and they don’t want any part of going there again.
They are also wise enough to realize that all the preparation in the world cannot cover every possibility, but they do their best. No sticking their heads in the sand!
Wanting to be prepared and add value in what they do is a great motivator to staying proactive.
Whether it be a meeting where they should have completed proper research, a presentation where they should have anticipated certain questions, or just knowing what the week ahead has in store.
Successful people have experienced enough direct pain to know that preparation is key to their success.
They reflect upon the consequences and learn from them. With these key learnings, they build good habits and establish viable boundaries.
Successful people do what it takes to ensure they are always as prepared as they can be.
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PERSPECTIVE = Contentment
Successful people approach problems with a problem-solving attitude. They see challenges and seek solutions that benefit the greater whole.
They do not dwell on the past, rather they use their experiences as ways to improve.
They do not make decisions based on hearsay or incomplete facts.
They put in the effort to maintain a proper perspective because they know it is fuel to their contentment with life.
With contentment comes the desire to hard work, help others, be grateful, enjoy life and to proactively lead.
How has ELIMINATION, PREPARATION or
PERSPECTIVE helped you stay proactive?
Or, which of these do you need more of?