Edition#32: Toxic Cultures, The Importance of Rest, Greatness

Tips To Perform Better

1. Although progress is measured by documenting deadlines and establishing when and where you will perform the required behaviours, the most critical measurement comes from within. You can progress at an alarming rate, but if you’re overwhelmed and sacrificing other important areas of life in pursuit of performance, you risk giving up altogether.

How you feel in life dictates how well you’re performing. 

2. For many of us, we believe we’re required to work harder than others in certain areas to get to their level. But in reality, it’s the structure in our approach to improving which makes the difference. 

Purposeful practice and skill development progresses the human mind and body into new realms of ability—something innate talent cannot provide. 

Some Words To Consider

1. In toxic cultures, rest is earnt only once the batteries are empty.

In healthy cultures, rest is encouraged regularly to maintain energy and a happy, creative individual.

When you continually try to revive a drained battery, its lifespan reduces. 

Consistent rest is an essential component of energy, creativity and happiness. 

2. One of the most remarkable powers in your ability to learn is using the knowledge you gain as a springboard to design your ideal life. 

Don’t underestimate the influence in hearing, reading, or listening to what others have to say. 

Quotes To Listen To

Author Jim Collins on the becoming great:

“Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline.”

Source: Good To Great

Incredible Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald on sticking to what’s important to you:

“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”