Challenges to Pursue (Part 4)

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In this blog series I am going through 15 challenges that the late Jim Rohn dared us to pursue in our own lives.

Today we will be talking about the third challenges that jim Rohn gave us.

Exercise Your Willpower to Change Direction

You don’t have to keep doing what you’ve been doing the last six years if it’s not yielding the benefits you want.  My mentor helped me review the last six years so I wouldn’t repeat those errors the next six.  Pick a new destination and go that way.  Use your willpower to start the process.  You don’t have to repeat last year. Clean up the errors.  Invest it now in the next year.  Watch it make the difference.

Just because you have been doing something for as long as you can remember, it does not mean that is what you should be doing.  There are many things that could contribute to this.

As time passes by, new technologies might become available.  The new technology could allow you to do your job better and more efficiently, but if you are unwilling to change, you won’t be able to take advantage of what is available.  For instance, you may have started by using a typewriter.  You may have become very good at using a typewriter and it works really well for you.  When the technology of the computer came along, it offered a more efficient way of doing some of the same things that the typewriter did.  If you refuse to start using a computer because using a typewriter works well for you, you are robbing yourself of the chance to make changes that would improve your performance.  In today’s society, it would seem silly to still be using a typewriter.

Another reason is that you might have some sentimental attachment to something.  You may know that there is a better product or perhaps a newer model, but you hang on to the old one because you are used to it and like it.  A good example of this is when a newer version of Microsoft Word comes out.  The newer version might be better in many ways and actually be easier to use, but you don’t want to go through the learning curve of learning the new program so you hang on to using the old one as long as you can.  It seems silly, but this can be real.

Another reason is that maybe someone along the line taught you to do something a certain way.  There are often many different ways of accomplishing the same task.  Maybe you discover a new way of getting the same end result that is easier and more efficient than the way you learned.  You hang on to the old way because that is the way you were taught.  It is just silly to do that.

It is a good idea to take time to review the way you are doing things.  If you find that there are newer, more efficient, or better ways of doing the things you are doing now, you need to be open to adopting these new ways so that you can improve yourself and how you are doing things.  Change is not always easy, but you need to have the willpower to learn and adopt new ways and methods that will improve the process.  Things evolve and you need to be willing to evolve with them or you will be left in the dust.

If you find errors that you have made in the past, look for ways you can try to avoid those same errors in the future.  Invest the time and effort into improving in these areas in the coming year.  It can make a huge difference in your development as a person.

I would like to challenge you to look objectively at the way you do things and see if there are ways you could be doing those things better.  If you find that there are better ways, have the willpower to learn and adopt these new ways.

About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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