YOU TOO CAN BE ALL YOU WANT TO BE

If you look around well enough, you will discover that someone has at one time or the other become close to what you want to become. One easy way of not failing is to follow in the footsteps of success. … I have an undying believe that “anything any man can do you too can do, even better”. You can be all you want to be in this life. You too can invent ‘cos someone else has invented before in history; You can break and set enviable records, ‘cos someone like Usain Bolt is doing it and wants to keep on doing it. Please join me to tap from the wisdom I’ve learnt from Harvard Business School. They taught me “SIX KEYS TO BEING EXCELLENT AT ANYTHING”. I’m using these keys and it is opening doors for me already, I want you too to try them. Here, then, are the six keys to achieving excellence they’ve found to be most effective: 1. Pursue what you love. Passion is an incredible motivator. It fuels focus, resilience, and perseverance. 2. Do the hardest work first. We all move instinctively toward pleasure and away from pain. Most great performers have been found to delay gratification and they take on the difficult work of practice in the mornings, before they do anything else. That’s when most of us have the most energy and the fewest distractions. 3. Practice/Study intensely, without interruption for short periods of no longer than 90 minutes and then take a break. Ninety minutes appears to be the maximum amount of time that we can bring the highest level of focus to any given activity. The evidence is equally strong that great performers practice no more than 4 ½ hours a day. 4. Seek expert feedback/examine yourself, in intermittent doses. The simpler and more precise the feedback/examination, the more equipped you are to make adjustments. Too much feedback, too continuously can create cognitive overload, increase anxiety, and interfere with learning. 5. Take regular renewal breaks/rest. Relaxing after intense effort not only provides an opportunity to rejuvenate, but also to metabolize and embed learning. It’s also during rest that the right hemisphere becomes more dominant, which can lead to creative breakthroughs. 6. Ritualize practice/study. Consistency they say is the mark of a true champion. Practice makes perfectly permanent. It brings clarity and sharpens your skills. A wise man pointed out over 2000 years ago that “We are what we repeatedly do; Excellence is therefore not an act but a habit”. So, you have the liberty to be all you can be, but it is up to you. Enjoy your week! Best Regards,

Gbenga ASAOLU

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