Day 4 of Tony's 90 Day Challenge Change or Die
Today I watched Eric Thomas' The Success Series MSU Change or Die talk on Periscope and wrote down a few new ET quotes that I love. He started off the talk about something I've been working on improving about myself. "Success is doing what you say you're going to do." I dislike when people don't do what they say they're going to do.
And as Peter Voogd says, the most important promise/appointment you can keep is that with yourself. Even if you do what you say you're going to do for others, are you treating yourself the same way? Are you doing things for yourself that you said you would? I've definitely been improving in this aspect because I understand its importance. Habitica has been helping me stay on track in this regard as well.
Another good point Eric Thomas brought up is "Why would I be a professional anything and not succeed?" If you're only going to put 60-70% into school or your career, then why are you doing it? It would be better to boost your effort or select a different major/career that is right for you.
The third quote that caught my attention was "A goal without a motive is a deep thought." The concept of having a strong reason behind each goal isn't new to me but the way in which ET presented it was. Repetition is an important part of learning. Knowing something in your head is only part of the battle. The next stage is implementing the knowledge. Not only implement but master it. This process takes time.
While doing research for the next article on my website, I found another interesting quote: "When people undermine your dreams, predict your doom, or criticize you, remember they are telling you their story not yours." Very true. One of the things I tell myself is someone else's opinion of me does not have to become my reality. And so it should not be something that gets in the way of accomplishing what you want.
This was a quote heavy blog post but I love my quotes and hearing new metaphors. I also love seeing the same lesson repeated in different places. It gives it more weight and it's interesting to see all the unique ways it can be presented.
As a side note, I'm not going to post every day of the challenge because I want to make sure I'm providing value. I am also going to stop posting time logs because I usually like to do multiple things in the hour and don't like having to record the time for each task. Before the challenge I would use the 60-20-60 principle (focus 60 min on work then 20 min break).