If you are a Mouse, be MIGHTY!
I believe that each person has infinite capacity.
While speaking with a colleague recently, we discussed some experiences we’d had with companies delivering rather poorly on customer expectations. We mentioned pretty standard activities that companies were simply failing to complete properly, one way or another.
Occurrences like those tend to irritate me quite a lot. I’ve always been highly passionate about customer service, and I believe many businesses simply aren’t focusing in the best place or simply don’t give a damn because they already have your money. Before this turns into a post about customer service, let me finish that thought with this idea: Dear Business, imagine your customer spends their money elsewhere. Imagine it. Now feel it. It’s happening, to you… because of you!
So, our conversation became a little negative and we shared some thoughts around whether people are competent and whether all people are capable of growing into a challenging work position given the opportunity.
It crossed my mind that I don’t tend to give humans enough credit, and it’s been viciously milling around in my mind ever since.
Trip, Fall? Continue, even if you crawl!
Along the journey towards better health, there seems to be a series of misconceptions implanted in our brains.
This is one of them:
Success is defined as one huge, amazing, all-at-once achievement
Sounds about right, right?
Plotting your way to health
Some of you may know that I’m not a big fan of dogma. I do hope that I’ve made it pretty obvious.
However, this one principle that has been described as dogmatic, I find quite useful when trying to improve in any way whatsoever.
I may not subscribe to such ideas when relating to life philosophy, or maybe even in business, but I do believe it makes sense in this case:
You can’t manage what you don’t measure.
Mind over Matter
Today as I write, my motivation is pretty low. I’m not superhuman; and I think we all go there once in a while. Things are not going according to plan with a few aspects of life, and here I am, down in the dumps.
I injured my leg (hip, adductor and surrounds) and hence can do basically no exercise without risking further injury. Having become highly reliant on my daily dose of exercise to build energy and decrease stress levels, this “inability” frustrates me immensely.
Having enjoyed a short chat with a colleague a little while ago, I realised that I truly need to listen to my own advice today – I often tell people that when it comes to eating healthily and exercising, and improving your life in general,
Only you can help you – if you need a hero, it needs to be YOU.
What it really comes down to is is one simple decision: be happy, or be unhappy.