Harness the power of short runs
A series take you somewhere.
A small trade-off sequence makes the next trade-off easier. A small chain of gratitude refreshes your attitude.
Harness the power of short sets:
#1. You learn to do by doing.
You cannot wish your way out of fear of rejection. Learn to deal with rejection by dealing with rejection. Jia Jiang learned to deal with rejection in 100 days by seeking rejection. (proof of rejection)
You overcome stage fright by going on stage. There are no training games for leaders. You learn to lead by leading.
Wouldn’t it be great if wish led to learning?
Desire without action is frustration. You aspire to lead but find excuses to wait. You can’t learn to lead by sitting on the couch watching reruns of Guiding Light.
#2. Intentionally choose actions in series.
Thank God we can do things without thinking.
One of the best classes I took in high school was typing. I type without thinking about how to move my fingers. Useful habits develop from a series of connected actions.
Habits are a series of related actions that become second nature.
- Notice the “natural” responses. How do they help you become your best self?
- Learn the hard aspects of leadership by doing hard things in a series of small actions.
Habits are dangerous. Eating while watching TV on the couch is my favorite unhealthy habit. We tend to develop unnoticed habits to deal with stress, anger, or risk.
#3. Notice your decisions.
Begin growth by noticing the impact of daily decisions.
- How do your small decisions improve your contribution?
- What do you naturally avoid? How is it helpful or harmful?
5 morning habits you need to stop today (90 seconds of reading)