"The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action" - John Dewey
In order to be successful, the first thing anyone MUST do, is have a vision of what that success looks like. It's difficult to achieve anything, without knowing which direction to take. And as part of an exercise from the book entitled Maximum Achievement: The Proven System of Strategies and Skills That Will Unlock You Hidden Powers to Succeed by Brian Tracy, I present to you my Painted Picture, my Vision for success:
This is it for now. Vision subject to change! Now to put my plan into action...
Jack of All Trade, Master of None
I've always considered myself a 'Jack of All Trades'. After all, I've always found it easy to excel in many things. But does that mean I'm Master of None? Well... logically speaking, if you don't devote enough time to any ONE thing, how can you become a Master? It's all about allocation of resources. If you like doing many different things, and eventhough you do them well (better than the average Joe), if you keep moving around from skill to skill, then you'll never master any ONE skill.
As I continued to read Brian Tracy's book, I discovered that this is a LIMITING BELIEF. My second exercise (for Chapter 2) is to look at myself and my history, and figure out what I would do differently, based on what I believed at the time. This is one thing I've always thought true for myself. Based on this belief, I felt like I could venture into anything, and that I'd be really good at it, but not good enough to compete with the Best of the Best. And that is a load of crap!!! If I want to compete with the best of the best, then all I need to do is put in that extra effort and become a master, which I can be.
So looking back at my attitudes and beliefs, about my relationships, my health, my career, my financial achievement, I have to stop waiting for something to happen, and start doing something about it. And there's so much information out there, in books and in the internet, there really isn't anything you can't do if you put a little effort into it. That's why I put up my resolutions for 2007 in the first place. I'll have a complete book review completed this month of February 2007.
Okay... so this is my exercise for Chapter 2. The Painted Picture was my exercise for Chapter 1. Let's read on and see what else Brian Tracy has to say.
It's All About Me
Copyright Azroy Kandan 2007
Last Updated: 2 July 2007