New Ideas

One of the biggest limiters in peoples ability or willingness to learn something new is the fact that too many people aren’t willing to consider a new idea if their initial read is that they don’t agree with the concept.

Aristotle once said “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

Many new breakthroughs came about from ideas that were initially thought to be incorrect or impossible. Be open to entertaining new thoughts.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

We make quitting too easy

A person has a an idea for a business and they make a half assed attempt and then quit and are able to say “well I tried, it just didn’t work”.

A person tries to make a sale by throwing up a cheap web site and then hoping someone finds it and make the purchase…when that doesn’t work they can say “I tried”.

At what point do we stop making it so easy to quit and instead make the success their only option?

In the musical Hamilton there is a line spoken by the George Washington character (I believe) where he responds to Alexander Hamilton’s statement that he is willing to die for his country. Washington said “dying is easy living is harder”. In real life, quitting is easy (and the more you do it the easier it gets) trying and succeeding is harder.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

Surround yourself with achievers

We tend to take on the traits of the people we surround ourselves with.

If you surround yourself with doomsayers who never accomplish anything because they think things will fail, you will most likely never accomplish anything.

If you surround yourself with blamers who never accomplish anything because they prefer to blame others for their failings, you will most likely never accomplish anything.

If you surround yourself with achievers, who go out and get things done, you will most likely achieve things as well.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

Execution

Just the other day I saw a wonderful quote by Peter Drucker

“Strategy is a commodity, execution is an art.”

It’s easy to spend too much time on business plans, 5 year strategic plans, mission statements etc and not enough time focused on improving execution

Have a great day

Lawrence