Ratchet up your functioning…..

by Rod Smith

The Mercury – Friday

Ratchet up your level of functioning and watch your levels of happiness and fulfillment surge, or at least improve…

Allow the “when we” in you to meet its inevitable death. Your future will be brighter than your past only if you can successfully overcome the hurdles of wanting things to be the way things were, but, are no longer.

Have the difficult conversations you might have been avoiding. The only things that disappear if you ignore them are you teeth. And, please don’t credit me with this cute axiom. I saw it many years ago on a dentist’s billboard. I have used it ever since.

Give up the search for a knight in shining armor to save you, or a damsel in distress for you to save. Simply acknowledge that the arrival of one or the other, or even both, will not really do you any good.

Say “yes” more than you say “no.” What you do do is more likely to challenge you and promote your growth than what you avoid.

Get a mentor. No matter how successful you are, no matter how famous or influential you are, find someone who will tell you what you need to hear, and not necessarily what you want to hear.

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