Edition #21: On Progress Over Perfection, Trusting Others, Leadership

Tips To Perform Better

Setting daily goals:

Set goals for each day, but always have a plan of attack before you go to bed.

When you wake up, you have a clean slate of mental resources and are more likely to commit to your daily goals.

Progress over perfection:

When you focus solely on doing your best and improving in the smallest of ways, over time, the gap closes. You are then able to find the sweet spot of excellence as opposed to continue chasing the never attainable perfection.

Some Useful Words From Me

Trusting others:

An employee who can’t trust the company will act in their own self interest.

A person who fails to trust a new friend will have difficulty forming a friendship.

A student who can’t trust their coach will have difficulty improving.

Trust is an extension of reliability. It only grows when both sides are investing in some form of risk and don’t get harmed in the process.

Trust everybody, but take risks with few.

New experiences:

With good friends come good memories. And with good memories comes a good life.

Create new positive experiences with those around you and you will forever live well.

A Quote To Listen To

Original founder and CEO of Visa, Dee Hock on leadership:

“Control is not leadership; management is not leadership; leadership is leadership. If you seek to lead, invest at least 50 percent of your time in leading yourself–your own purpose, ethics, principles, motivation, conduct. Invest at least 20 percent leading those with authority over you and 15 percent leading your peers.”

Source: Autobiogprahy Of A Restless Mind

Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius on having less:

“Remember that very little is needed to make a happy life.”

Source: Marcus Aurelius Medidations