“Can’t” Is Not In Your Vocabulary Because You Are A Champion
Updated: Jul 22
Entrepreneurs do not fall from the sky but they build skills of entrepreneurship within them. To be an entrepreneur, you have to...
The world's most successful people have one thing in common: they think differently from everyone else. 1. Thinking is a discipline. If you want to be better at it, you've got to work at it.
Consider developing a thinking schedule like Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy, who sets aside a half day every two weeks, a whole day every month, and two or three full days every year. 2. Figure out where you need to focus your energy, and then use the 80/20 rule.
Devote 80% of your energy to the most important 20% of your activities. Remember that you can't be everywhere, know everyone, and do everything. And avoid multitasking: it can cost you 40% efficiency. 3. Smart thinkers expose themselves to different ideas and types of people
They're also selective about spending most of their time with people who challenge them. 4. Thoughts need time to develop. Don't just settle on the first thing that comes to mind
Remember the last time you had a brilliant idea at 2 a.m., but it sounded sort of ridiculous when you woke up the next morning? Thoughts need to be "shaped until they have substance" and need to stand the test of "clarity and questioning." 5. Reject popular thinking
Too many people act, hoping that others have thought things through first. To reject popular thinking you must be OK with feeling uncomfortable. Also remember that right now, there are a bunch of other people out there deciding to think for themselves -- and they're the ones who are successful. 6. The best thinkers plan ahead, while leaving room for some spontaneity
When you're strategic, you reduce your margin of error. Simply having vague ideas of where you are and what you want to accomplish will get you no where. The keys to being strategic: 1. break the issue down, 2. ask why the problem needs to be solved, 3. identify the key issues, 4. review your resources, 5. put the right people in place. Henry Ford once said, "Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into smaller parts."