Edition#45: Self-determination, Aligning Your Progress, Changing The World

Tips To Perform Better

1. Someone with low self-determination won’t feel motivated to fix their environment or situation. Instead, they likely feel helpless to control their position and look to blame others for their failings.

A self-determined person focuses on developing self-awareness, vision, creativity and pride in the skills they perform and directs their approach towards improvement and progress.

The difference between the two is related to our surroundings. Which does your environment allow for?

2. When you engage in a skill, the prefrontal cortex becomes stronger. As you develop—courage begins to override fear and anxiety, parting the seas so you can become confident in your progression. The best way to treat courage is like you would a muscle. 

Continue to practise the act, and you’ll continue to reward yourself with improved performance.

Some Words To Consider

1. Failing once is not the problem—it’s failing several more times in the behaviours of what you do and not the results—because, like anything, when you do something for long enough, it manifests into your life—thus, becoming part of your identity.

2. It’s easy to assume that hard work and perfection help us reach or maintain our success quickly, but it’s not the case. The basic equation of life is a process that gets realigned when you see and feel progression. 

Quotes To Listen To

Author, Steven Pressfield on resistance:

“How many pages have I produced? I don’t care. Are they any good? I don’t even think about it. All that matters is I’ve put in my time and hit it with all I’ve got. All that counts is that, for this day, for this session, I have overcome Resistance.”

Short-story writer and novelist, Roald Dahl on the power to make an impact:

‘Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.