by Everett Cussins | Jan 2, 2019 | Blogging, Good fo Business, Hacks
KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) is the best advice I have ever gotten. In fact family and friends have to remind me periodically. It is my nature to make things complex.
Yesterday, on the morning news a notable psychologist was asked about the age issue of people making resolutions every year around January 1st. Then by March or April all resolve is gone. The only thing left is feeling of guilt.
I felt real good when I heard him explain the very same thing I have been writing about in these three blog posts. He it all up by saying, “No one will be able to stick to their resolutions until they first deal with the root causes them go only a few days or weeks and give up.”
The third element that keeps me from following through on a New Year’s Resolution is making things complex and very big.
So what is my Nee Year’s Resolution? It is in three parts. I will remind myself through the day.
- I do want to have better life.
- I will not work myself into the grave. I will get enough sleep and rest.
- I will constantly work at keeping my projects simple and not over think them.
What are the root causes that keeps you from following through on your New Year’s?
What are you going to do to overcome your stubbonly block or blocks?
by Everett Cussins | Dec 29, 2018 | Blogging, Good fo Business, Hacks
I know for myself, if I don’t get enough sleep my attitude, physical ability, and mental alertness is greatly reduced.
I recently read an article from the New York Times website titled, “New Office Hours Aim for Well Rested, More Productive Workers” This article inspired me to think and looking at my own life and how my goals, personal or long range were reduced or did not get accomplished. Bottomline my lack of sleep reduces my energy level throughout the day.
Growing up we were told we needed at least 8 hours of sleep. We were to sleep between 9 pm to 5 am. I submit to you not everybody has an internal clock that makes us want to go to sleep at 9 pm and wake up at 5 am.
For me I start feeling tired about 4 or 5 pm. I wake up around 3 am. Then mid day I need to take a one or two hour nap.
I don’t sleep a full 8 hours at one time period. I sleep in stretches of 3 hours. Around midday, I start to get sleepy to the point my body starts to shut down. I take 2 to 3. Afterwards, I am refreshed and ready to tackle the remainder of the day which takes me to after 9 pm.
Let also consider some other factors the prevent us from accomplishing our goals?
- Why Change?
- Do you use the buddy system?
Questions to Think About
- What time during the day you start to feel sleepy?
- What would be your most productive time during the day?
- What times during the day do you get the most rest?
by Everett Cussins | Dec 29, 2018 | Blogging, Hacks
We have entered the time of the year where a good portion of us make resolutions for the coming year. They stem around a fault or weakness we have. Almost all those resolutions will be set by the wayside within the next 30 days. By April those News Years Resolutions will be moved over to our personal guilt list.
This year I decided to take a different approach. I am looking at the factors which prevents me from accomplishing my News Year resolution. Then take 1, 2, or 3 of them and change them so I can complete a New Year’s Resolution.
Several years ago, I read the book titled, “Start with Why”. That book gave me insight to what motivates me and why I keep migrating to certain behaviors. Some of those behaviors keep me from accomplishing what I want to accomplish. By answering the question “why?” it help me change attitudes and behavior I want to change.
Over my life time, I observed behaviors of drugs addicts and the very successful business people. They all have a few things in common. One of those behaviors stands out, over and above all the others. AA and other 12-step programs use it as their first step. The wording may not be exactly the same, but the meaning is the same. “We admitted we are powerless on our own – we need help.”
That admissions of needing help is the first step. The degree we want change is proportional to the amount of change we make.
I have met a lot of men and women who have seen an issue, in their lives that needed change. They may verbalize it, they may even start on the path to make a change in their life, but fall short in making that change.
I believe they were trying to go in a direction that does not fulfil their why. They make little progress is something their family, friends or social group says they should do or say.
It is not until a person’s real motivation is discovered and they start in a direction where any real success is made. There are going to be small failures along with successes. Not until we acknowledge who we really are and what motivates us will never have the ability to make those changes that will make us happy.
Now close your eyes, putt all social, all economic restrains aside. Take three deep breathes, then open your eyes. In the comment section below answer the questions below.
1. What do you dislike about yourself?
2. What would really make you happy?
3. What is holding your back?