p.304 in Tribe of Mentors “It is essential to identify the root cause of that lost focus- am I just having a bad day, or is the task itself something I simply hate doing? If it’s clearly the former, and time pressures allow, I’m a big fan of just packing it in and doing something more fun until my focus comes back, even if it’s not until the next day.
If it’s the latter, it’s probably relevant to investigate why I’m feeling so unmotivated. Given that I know the upsides of getting it done, feeling so icky about it might mean there’s more going on than I’d fully considered. It then helps to list those reasons to see if I can find a new way of getting the task done, avoiding the crappy parts entirely. If that’s not possible, I can see now at least do a more effective cost-benefit analysis and decide whether to continue at all. If I decide the payoff is still worth it, then motivation will be more likely to come back by itself.” – Liv Boeree (top-ranked WSOP player)
P. 307 with Annie Mist Porisdottier (fittest woman alive title) “I’ve tried to stop worrying too much about the future. I focus on making the most out of every single day with the belief that it will bring me to where I want to be.”
“Anger is often what pain looks like when it shows itself in public.” -Krista Tippett
Mark Bell on page310 in Tribe of Mentor says “Either you’re in, or you’re in the way. Often, we chase after people who aren’t in who, for whatever reason, don’t fit into our lives or our business. We waste time with these people when our focus should be on the people are in.
Part of knowing who you are is knowing who you’re not.”
This resonated with me really heavily. I have spent close to 30 years trying to figure who I am and my strengths and weaknesses. Decisions are much easier when you know who you are and you are not.
I write down my goals on the bathroom mirror. I’ve done it with my target body weight, to how much I want to bench, etc. By writing it down every single day, it turns those dreams into obtainable goals.”
“Things to ignore, what other people or businesses are doing. When you’re not looking at what’s in front of you, you could have a very tragic misstep. That’s why racehorses have blinders on. If they look to the left or right, not only will they end up hurt, but everyone else will, too.”
You should always focus on yourself first. That is the only thing you can control. There is so much wasted energy worrying about what everyone else is doing. Who cares? Just focus on yourself and be laser focus and you will be able to accomplish your goals much more quickly.