On assessing my Journey To 4.0, I am finding out that in some areas of my life I have been very shy… (I know those of you who know me personally don’t believe that, but it’s true). This has been a set back!
Break Out Of Your Shell!
What I have done to remedy the situation, is look at how I handle the more successful areas of my life. What am I doing that is so different? Is there a set formula that I see that could be moved over to some of the less successful aspects of my life? Is it a personality thing or just consistency?
Once you find an answer, try to plug and play what you have found to be successful into the less successful aspects of your life. For example: Are you having conversations about what could be done better at work with your spouse at home? Although, they are your best friend and awesome sounding board, they can’t make things happen at work. Those conversations should be had with a manager…with someone who can help you make change for the better. This may stem from fear of speaking up! Simple observation would say you don’t mind speaking up at home, right? Why are you afraid of “tactfully” speaking up at work?
Bang The Drum Loudly
(Now, here is an assessment and remedy for the shyness I experienced in my less successful aspects of my life) I am no longer a fan of subtlety. Yes, there are times when you are supposed to use grace and finesse…but in today’s world, where there is an excess amount of clutter, you sometimes need to “bang the drum”. Think about this…when you get in someone’s head…an opponent for example…you NEED to stay there and control every aspect of every situation. They no longer can think for themselves, you do it for them. They no longer can think straight, because you are messing with their mind…banging the drum so loud, they can’t even hear themselves think. This is a technique that athletes have perfected and so can you when it comes to your life!!!
Life Is Your Opponent
Don’t think of your opponent, “life”, as an enemy! Think of life as a game…a chess match. Control “The Game”, don’t let it control you. Don’t let life GET IN YOUR HEAD and bang the drum loudly. When it does, you won’t be able to think straight, you won’t be able to control your own actions…you get the drift.
Get In Life’s Head And BANG AWAY!