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10 Small Changes that Lead to Unprecedented Personal Growth

1 — Practised ignorance

Ignoring the things that distract us is the quintessential ingredient in the pursuit of success

Say no to almost everything

2 — Just do it

Everyone has an idea or a belief that they could shape a specific industry by altering it to their will

But they wait

Instead of just doing something they do nothing and the potential for advance dies with their willingness to speak up. Doing something germinates the seed of possibilities. Of course the seed might not flower, but you have given it a chance to grow and flourish.

Plant as many seeds as possible, this will give you multiple opportunities to succeed.

3 — Don’t stop

Your chance to never stop learning is your super power

Read for 1 hour each day

If you begin now, you could become a world leading expert in your chosen field in less than 10% of your lifetime. It obviously requires commitment and consistency but it’s incredibly easy to sit and read if you are literate.

42% of college graduates never read another book after college so thinks how far ahead that could get you

4 — Generalise and Conquer

Spend 1,000 hours on 10 different subjects

The benefit of being better at 10 things than 90% of the population rather than than 99% of the world at one is monumental

5 — Constantly evolve

Make at least one improvement that makes you better at something every single day

Wake up every day and ask yourself what is the 1% improvement I can change to make myself better personally and professionally

6 — Devils Advocate

Play devil’s advocate with yourself and develop an understanding, if not an empathy, of the contradiction of your own beliefs

Considering dissenting opinion lets you develop means to appeal to their sensibilities you would never have considered

Successful people are malleable, they understand the gravitas of change and the importance of possessing the capability to adjust your thinking.

Stay nimble and willing to change and you can profit from the altering landscape around you

7 — Share

Successful people share their ideas relentlessly

It is essential you talk to people and get feedback as quickly and as widely as possible. If you have an idea test it as soon as possible with as broad a spectrum of society as you can.

If you’re not comfortable releasing an idea for wider public consumption share it with people you know

8 — Philanthropy

The value you will receive in return will be priceless

Reach out and tell them

If you don’t share your ideas you’ll never benefit from them

What do you have to lose?

9 — Question Everything

Understand the obstacles they have overcome and the pitfalls you can avoid

I’ve exchanged correspondence with everyone from Arianna Huffington, Bob Keiller, Gareth Williams to Adam Grant

It’s worth remembering even the most successful among us are people too and almost universally everyone likes to help

Only by asking people who have achieved unprecedented successes can we understand their rigour and the sacrifices we must make. This can be used to challenge your thinking and assist you.

It’s as simple as writing an email

10 — Time

When was the last time you took an hour to just think?

Without thinking how can you develop ideas?

When we don’t feel creative it is incredibly easy to believe we are not the creative type.

We are all equally creative if we allow ourselves the opportunity to be

But our imagination must be trained consistently; constant use of any muscle enables it to grow and this can only happen if you invest the time to achieve it.

Schedule free time to just think, turn of your phone and escape, avoid all distractions.

Then you can invent the future

Written by

CEO / Founder / Coach @FirstbaseHQ Empowering people to work in their lives not live at work ✌️✌

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