Ive been the process of moving, but I am now ready to get back to work at the old salt mines as Beaver Cleaver's dad used to say.
Lately I've been reading John Maxwell's classic TODAY MATTERS: 12 Daily Practices To Guarantee Tomorrow's Success. The book offers a plethora of disciplines that promises to insure success for anyone who diligently practices them. Every executive, manager, leader, and businessman ought to read this masterpiece. I believe it will become your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
I want to share with you the questions from the book that Maxwell passionately believes you must ask in order to grow in discipline and success:
Is your attitude a plus or minus today?
Are your priorities keeping you focused today?
Is your health enabling you to succeed today?
Does your family situation provide support today?
Is your thinking mature and productive today?
Have your commitments been kept today?
Have your financial decisions been solid today?
Has your faith been active today?
Are your relationships being strengthened today?
Has your generosity added value to others today?
Are your values giving you direction today?
Is your growth making you better today?
Maxwell then exclaims, "Be brutally honest in answering these questions!"
These challenging questions can overwhelm us if we try to examine all of them at once. I suggest you look at one per day for the next 12 days. Face the issue at hand and write out some intuitive thoughts that come quickly to your mind as you mull the question over. Then, for each question write out:
Your ___________Discipline Every Day
For instance, my weakness is making solid financial decisions today. I love to spend money. So here is what I'm going to work on:
My Financial DecisionToday
Cut down on all my daily frivolous spending
Decision made 7/ 27/2016
My Financial Discipline Every Day
Only 3 cups of coffee per day instead of 5. Place the extra change in my dream jar.
You get the picture. I will not divulge every little thing I plan to do in order to save more money.
Stay tuned for further information about interrelational leadership groups based on this subject.
The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up. John Maxwell