Be teachable. It’s an attitude that can bring great advancement, improvement and progress to your life. We all want some sort of advancement, improvement and progress. Therefore, we have to be open to learn new things. Also, being teachable will help you unlearn things that hold you back from making progress in life. Are you willing to be teachable? I will say this, I for one was not seen as teachable because I would not listen to what was said and I would sometimes act as if I already knew. “You think you know it all,” would be the response at times. I will say now, I have become wiser of the fact that I still have a lot to learn despite the many books that I have read. For that, I really like how Issac Newton puts it, “What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean.” With this in mind, know that there is always room for improvement.
Be teachable, the attitude that will make a whole lot of difference.
To put it differently, being teachable is having the hunger and the willingness to discover and learn new things that will provide the progress you’ll need. For one thing, when you stop learning, you stop growing. Remember, we are not here to be stagnant, we are here to evolve to the best person we can be. What other way to expand than to be teachable? As Henry Ford put it so succinctly, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”
Be a good listener because it plays an integral part of being teachable.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away form him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Thought For The Day
Keep the momentum going. Don’t get discouraged because the pressure is on. Remember, it is through the pressure diamonds are been produced.
Let’s begin by saying, procrastination is a bad habit. Procrastination is a habit that will cause you to lose out on valuable progression. What is valuable progression? Valuable progression is an advancement that comes from doing what you ought to do when you are in position to do it, which provides progress towards your greater goal.
Why not start TODAY and use the 31 days in this month to build your momentum? It was Anthony Robbins who said, “The most important thing you can do to achieve your goals is to make sure that as soon as you set them, you immediately begin to create momentum.” Building your momentum can be seen as the most difficult part of the journey, but if you can start today by going past the familiar urges (of not now-maybe later) you’ll have a better chance of making the progress you are longing for.
Once you begin your journey of breaking the cycle of procrastination you are going to need to develop self-discipline and self-control. Being self-disciplined, you’ll be able to do what you ought to do without being constantly reminded of the things you said you were going to do. However, since what you have planned to be may be a new challenge, something that you are going to do for the first time, you may want to seek out a positive supporter. A positive support can be someone who will hold you accountable. That could be a friend, family or a personal coach. A personal coach will be best from my point of view because a coach’s goal is to guide you and get you through any humps you encounter. Also, you are going to need self-control. Self-control will be important because if you are not able to control your behavior, emotion or desire, whether you start now or January 1, you’ll fall into the same traps that you have been in before. For example, you want to lose weight and you still eat the foods that aren’t healthy. Doing so would defeat the whole purpose of wanting to lose weight. Go ahead and start today, build the momentum and give yourself a head start.
How to develop self-discipline:
- Get started.
- Focus on the long term goal. (benefits)
- Set schedule. (Time management will help)
- Reward yourself for each progress you make.
- Get a supporter. (Someone who believe in you)
How to develop self-control:
- You can begin by delaying gratification.
- In all things think before you speak and act.
- Practice daily self-affirmations.
Get ahead. Start today and don’t delay!
Thought For The Day
There will come a point in life when letting go and let God will be your best option. In fact, there is no point holding on to what does not serve you, worst pulling you backwards. Remember, living backwards will not provide the progress that you deserve. Don’t be the one to stop your own progress, let go.
If you have just a little in your position, still be grateful. Some people have nothing. If you are going to a job that you don’t really like, not making enough money, you still don’t complain about it. In fact, you have made the choice on going. You can seek better opportunity, but don’t complain. Also, if you have months/days still leave at the end of you paycheck, still don’t complain about it. As I have said some time ago, when you complain you are planning to remain. The complaining I’m talking about is the whining, why me? However, that is not what I really want to address today. I have said in my previous post that you should send a prayer up for those who don’t have the same opportunity as you do to celebrate with family to share a meal. (Thanksgiving meal)
Today I went out with the intention to purchase some things that I have been looking at in the stores hoping to get a deal. I got a better deal. A deal so good I walked off smiling. However, upon leaving the first location I went into the car with the intention to exit at the sixth exit from where I came back on the highway. Somehow, I past the exit and went to a gas station just to wash my hands. Well, that was what I thought. I came out of the car with the to-go plate that had earlier with nothing but bones and a roll that I didn’t eaten. I was approaching the dumpster and a young man approaches me saying, “Are you going to throw away that”? “Yes” I responded. Then it struck me about the thought I had the day before of those who may not have anything to eat.
This was my opportunity to give. It is opportunity like those that really humbled me, humbled me even more when I do get such an opportunity to help someone who is genuinely in need of the help. In fact, I knew today was going to be a good day (smile), because my first purchase out of $20.00 gave me a return of $17.92 back in change. My second purchase out of $50.00 gave me the same amount and it wasn’t until that time it caught my attention, of which I declared to the cashier and he stated that he’s going get those numbers in cash 4. In mind, I wondered to myself when I was leaving out of the store the what was the reason for the synchronicity.
I say all that to say, be grateful and don’t take what you have for granted. Some people would want half of what you have. So when I stated that I walked off smiling, it was because I got the opportunity of blessing someone, because I am blessed.