Small Errors In Judgment Over Time, Spells Disaster
The compound effect is remarkable and small consistent well directed efforts over time add up to remarkable results in our lives. Unfortunately the compound effect does not only work in a positive direction. Consistent neglect of your health or of your career or around building wealth results in disaster.
Failure is seldom the result of a single cataclysmic event; it is the accumulation over a prolonged period of poor thinking and choices. Failure is nothing more than a few small errors in judgment, repeated day after day. Why would someone make errors in judgment or bad choices and just keep repeating these mistakes, again and again for years and years.
Unfortunately the results, of the neglect or bad choices are not immediately visible and so people think that the small compounding errors do not matter. Each little piece of neglect or lack of discipline does not seem to have much or any effect on our lives at all. We seem to escape unscathed and it appears that we have escaped any immediate consequences.
Our lack of discipline and our total disregard toward our ongoing education and growth seems to have no effect on our lives at all. Not reading any books for the past ninety days seems insignificant. We look back over the past ninety days where we have neglected one small, yet very significant discipline, namely daily reading, and nothing drastic has happened so we repeat the error in judgment for the next ninety days.
This is where the true danger to our future success lies. Not only are we not showing any discipline and not reading the all important books that are going to help us to grow and constantly develop, but we are oblivious to the fact that it even matters. Sitting every night in front of the television, entertaining ourselves to death brings what feels like instant gratification and helps us in the instant, escape from the stresses of our day.
Unfortunately this behavior only keeps us trapped in the circumstances that cause us the stress in the first place. We repeat this cycle every day, we go to work at a place that we hate, do a job we cannot stand and that causes us unbelievable stress. Then we arrive home in the evening and collapse in front of the television, so that we can cope with everything that is wrong in our lives. This cycle repeats for years and years and we remain trapped.
The pleasure of the moment, watching television, makes us feel better in the moment, so we neglect to make the changes necessary to break the negative cycle that is keeping us trapped. The consequences of a future, where we remain stuck in circumstances that are making our lives miserable goes unnoticed.
The consequences of this ongoing neglect are seldom instant and only add up over time, compounding into a wasted life in which you never get to realize your full potential. Failure is subtle and does not shout out immediate warnings about the impending, inevitable disaster that is looming, due to the ongoing errors in judgment.
Fortunately for us we can reverse this cycle and using the same principle that has resulted in us living an unfulfilling life, we can create massive success in our lives. By reversing the formula for failure and applying a few daily disciplines consistently in our lives, we can create a formula for success.
The way to achieve this change in our philosophy is to change the way we look at our future. We must make the outcomes we want to see in the future an integral part of our current thinking and philosophy. This means that we must look to our future and create a crystal clear picture of exactly what we want our future to look like. Once we have this vivid picture in our mind we must identify the new habits we must develop to make this future real for us.
The success or failures you will see in your future are both future consequences of the actions you take or fail to take today. As long as you stay focused on the instant gratification of the moment and you never look at the potential rewards that will flow to you in your future, with the application of a few small daily disciplines. You will remain trapped in a life of mediocrity.
To break free from the place you are trapped in at the moment, look a little further down the road and visualize the future you desire. Commit to amend the current errors in judgment that are holding you away from that visualized future. Develop and apply a few new success orientated disciplines that will move you one small step at a time closer to that future.
The wonder of choosing to apply a few success orientated new disciplines into your life, is that the positive results will be seen within a reasonable length of time. Stay focused on the future outcome you see in your future and stay focused and committed to that outcome. Keep applying yourself to carry out the new daily disciplines and you will begin to feel a new level of satisfaction and vitality. The positive results will begin to show in your life and this will give you a new level of self confidence.
One of the most important things that you will get when you attend this presentation by one of the most inspiring business motivational speakers and time management training experts in South Africa will show you that the real magic of the new disciplines you will introduce into your life, is that it will help us to shift your thinking. Once you begin to reap the rewards of a life of substance, you will no longer be content to simply live a life of subsistence. Make this the fist day of your new life, try a little harder, and make a conscious effort to change those deadly habits that are keeping you trapped in mediocrity. Commit to apply a few new disciplines in your life every day. The rewards of these few small subtle positive changes will be magical and well worth the effort.
Author: Andrew Horton Best Business Motivational Speakers Gauteng