Jan 23, 2019
We’re all a work in progress,
and whether we call it a resolution, or an ongoing commitment, it’s
all part of building character to consistently develop and grow.
Today, Jim and Jan talk about making promises and resolutions, and
why we seem to let our own goals die before helping others achieve
theirs. They discuss how great leaders tackle a to do list, the key
questions to ask surrounding a resolution, the importance of time
and attitude, and how we can manage our day by managing our energy
[4:13] It’s often easier to let
ourselves down before we disappoint or break a promise to others.
If we hold our own commitments in just as high regard as we do for
others, we are much more likely to follow through.
[5:51] Good leaders look at
their to do lists, and determine what actions are truly aligned
with their success and overall mission. They aren’t afraid to cross
off the ones that don’t serve a purpose.
[8:22] The first step to keeping
resolutions and promises: have realistic expectations, and break
things down into completable and measurable chunks within your
[12:04] Ask yourself these
questions to make room in your life for the resolution to be
am I doing this?
is the outcome I hope for?
will I measure my progress?
is the baseline?
are you going to sacrifice, and how will you sustain that
[13:44] Get out that pen and
piece of paper, and write your goals down!
[15:56] Break your goals down
into chunks of what you can control, and when are you going to do
[16:26] It’s all about
yourself the space to work on your goals, and the attitude to be
grateful for the present moment and continuous
[21:16] When you manage your
energy, you create time. Observe at what time of the day you are
best at writing, conversing, critically thinking, etc. Create a
schedule as best you can around these activities and you will start
to see a flow in your day.
[22:19] Jan’s promises are:
writing more, and creating / crafting material for
[23:09] Jim is working on
perfecting the time energy balance. He is (thinking about) going on
another crucible, and working on a book, which he promised to us
will have the first draft finished by December 31, 2019.
- “Keeping a promise is more sacred than a
your valued are aligned with what you hold dear, quitting isn’t an
option.” - Jan’s Ted Talk
- “ We
often must sacrifice in the short term for long term
up with a way to measure the progress, and continue to hold
you manage your energy, you create time.”
The Power of Habit
Stop Managing Your Time and Start
Managing Your Energy
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