It’s the Easy Stuff That Can Make a Difference
It seems everyone waits for the ‘magic pill’ or ‘the answer’ to getting what they need or want. In the process, the most obvious things get overlooked. Take a look at the people you know that seem to be getting what they want: information, friends, the right job, or whatever it is the set their sights on. Do you really think it is just luck or some twist of fate? Probably not.
Some of what needs to be done is just plain simple. The people that get what they want get up early and approach each day as an opportunity to learn more, do more, and see more. They are hungry for information. They actively research to learn more, and use the information to create strategies for getting what they want. They are active, not passive. They follow up on every clue, every sliver of information. They follow up immediately with people they meet and begin to form relationships that will grow over time. They communicate their status and are responsive when contacted.
People that are doing what they want to do know that life is not static. They stay on top of their game by building skills and looking forward. They help others. Not with the intent of getting something back, but knowing that it just will work out that way over time. They answer questions, provide information, and stay connected to others.
People that are moving in the direction they desire are thoughtful about how they present themselves. They plan what they will say and are careful to present a professional image of themselves. They respect other people’s time by thinking through and editing correspondence or requests, to ensure the receiver gets just what they need to be able to easily help or respond.
People that seem to be on the right track are not waiting for others to help them. They do a little bit every day to move forward and eventually achieve their goals.
It’s all pretty simple. Are you able or willing to do the easy stuff?