Lions bring excitement to the African Bush. These enormous cats are amazing athletes and the ‘the Lion hunt’ is very much part of living in the wild. The story of the prey that escapes the kill is also a riveting one. We can learn focus development from both the antelope and the lion. The African Bush tells a story of ‘fight or flight’ and survival. The amazing part of the story is how quickly these beautiful animals recover from the incident and get back into the zone.
Do we use our time EFFECTIVELY to produce results? Or do we get a lot done because we are EFFICIENT? To help with managing our time it is important to understand the difference between being EFFECTIVE or simply being EFFICIENT. Being effective gets results whilst being efficient will get a lot done but being efficient may-or-may-not meet our business and life goals.
Like a traveler in the woods, what do we do when life throws us two paths and we need to choose one. All to often the paths look similar and there is not enough information to know which is best. How are we going to do the road not taken analysis? Of course, we look down each opportunity as far as we can see, but the difficult decision stays with us. Here is an excerpt from the poem THE ROAD NOT TAKEN by Robert Frost TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could … Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
This power of doing small things daily is explained by Jeff Olson in his book The Slight Edge. Jeff explains that we can achieve great success over the longer term by focusing on daily actions and habits. Consistently doing little things over time creates incremental and progressive progress.
Imagine the confidence in going out after that goal while you’re surrounded by people who want you to succeed and who believe you’ll be successful. Believing in yourself is great but surrounding yourself with people who believe in you more than you believe in yourself, well that’s where the real power is.
BY Richard Branson REFERENCE: My tips for happiness in 2018 by Richard Branson I’m often asked: What is the key to success? My answer is always simple: happiness. Happiness should be everyone’s goal, but I understand that it can seem out of reach, with many, for instance, affected by mental health problems that alter their outlook on life.