So often, we work very hard and get
no further ahead. We even work smart, and get no further ahead. Our normal
response is to keep doing more of what's not working!
So, how do you get out of this rut? The answer is to
step back and see if you are doing the right things--not just doing things
Here's an example. Suppose you wanted to be a
top-notch attorney. So, you take classes, study very hard, practice
incessantly, aim for perfection, hire a personal tutor, and spend every
free moment learning all you can. About dancing. No matter how much effort
you put into this, you will be no better an attorney than when you
This is, unfortunately, the strategy most of us use
in most endeavors. We see it in dieting, all the time. Right now, the big
thing is the low-carb craze. It is not an effective strategy--it's the
wrong thing to do. But, people are doing it anyhow.
The cost to using the wrong strategies is immense.
It includes the cost of never reaching your goals.
One way to overcome this is to subscribe to the Mindconnection
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Another way to overcome this is to become a regular
at your local library. The books, tapes, videos, and other resources will
help you gain new understanding from which you can build effective
strategies for nearly any endeavor.
We also came upon a book that can help you with
strategy formation. While it's really geared toward people who manage
teams, the lessons contained therein can apply to nearly anybody.