More tactics is not the solution
Would you be interested in a course that's entitled: Let me teach you how to be like everyone else?
Happy Sunday morning, everyone.
I have a question for you. Would you be interested in a course entitled: Let me teach you how to be like everyone else? I'm guessing this would not appeal to you and most people.
And yet, a lot of the courses and recommendations we see today offer precisely that. We see everywhere things like “how to become a morning person”, “how to take control of your calendar,” or “how to be successful by creating your five or ten-year plan”.
I know plenty of successful people that aren't morning people. Taking control of your calendar isn't always possible in some environments. And I also see many productive and successful people who don't have five and ten-year plans.
We have access to more tactics and strategies than we could ever need in our lifetime, and yet, creating transformation in our lives is still so challenging.
These tactics can be useful, but they offer solutions that often only work for a few. We are missing better ways to challenge ourselves and discover and create new ways of thinking.
As Seth Godin once said,
you don't need any more tactics; we just want you to think differently.
Strategies are nothing without the proper mindset. I talked about this in a previous post entitled Mindset over Strategies.
We need more people willing to focus on growth and transformation, develop their self-confidence, resilience, and ability to think for themselves and use that as their primary tools for creating the life they seek.
Perhaps that's why I refer to Seth Godin so much. He strives to offer exactly that. He doesn't aim to provide more tactics; he offers different ways of thinking. It is precisely the notion on which Sparknotion is created, and so is this newsletter.
As always, I hope this is useful to you. I'd love to hear what insights you might be experiencing as a result of discovering more about what I share every week. Feel free to reach out anytime.
A few favourites this week
1. Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care: Empathy, the ability to sense and feel what others might be experiencing, is an important skill. The Cleveland Clinic made this video and asked this great question.
"If you could stand in someone else's shoes . . . Hear what they hear. See what they see. Feel what they feel. Would you treat them differently?"
This video touched me.
2. All That We Share: As humans, we often find ourselves judging others by what we see. I loved this video; it brings into perspective how similar we are, even if we look different on the outside. It's only 3 minutes, so I recommend you take the time to watch it.
Quote of the week
THOUGHT is the only power which can produce tangible riches from the Formless Substance.”
From Wallace D. Wattles.
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Have a great Sunday and a wonderful week.
Sparknotion – Think Differently.