If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts. ~ Albert Einstein
I love that quote! Change is that scary word that most people shy away from. I don’t want to change. Why should I change? Why doesn’t everyone else change to accommodate me? If I change, then I will be out of my comfort zone. Why change something that isn’t broken?
Change. Asking someone to change is like expecting the sun to not rise. Isn’t it a pointless request? Change comes from within. Change is something we do with ourselves. Only we can control us, no one else. So why ask, expect, anticipate, anything from someone else?
Let’s focus on how to change us. First why would anyone want to change themselves? Is it because they don’t like the outcome? Have you ever had a conversation with someone and you really want to change their mind about something? You try so hard to...
Has anyone ever challenged your thinking? My thinking has been challenged by five important people in this world over the course of the last few days while in Orlando, Florida. One of the most profound challenges was asking myself WHY. Why am I afraid to take action on things that are a must for my current life situation? Why is it important for me to care what others think about me? Why do I insist on allowing myself to be treated in an unprofessional manner in the workplace? Why do I want to empower others? Do you ask yourself these questions? I bet you do or have at some point in your life.
Instead of spending time on those silly FaceBook challenges and quizzes, take time to focus on challenging your thinking with these questions (and the ones above):
The 80/20 rule sounds like a mathematical formula and in some ways it is but don’t fret, this isn’t a lesson on statistics. The rule came from an Italian economist, Vilfredo Pareto, who stated that 80% of the Italian income was earned by 20% of the Italian population.
What this means is that 80% of your outcomes come from 20% of your inputs. To put this another way, 20% of your activities equate to 80% of your happiness. Instead of focusing on income, we will focus on your overall well being or happiness factor.
To prove this theory, look at the distribution of wealth and lately with the shrinking of the middle class, this is even more apparent that a small portion of the population controls the majority of the economy. Look at business, the top earners are a small percentage of companies and earn the largest portion of income. And if you look at your own habits, you most likely spend most of your income on few things like your mortgage, car...