Got ideas? Yes indeed. The challenge is ideas aren’t worth the paper they’re written on if you can’t make them work. This is true in our business life and our personal life.
People constantly come up with ideas to run the government better. Or ideas to help their favorite sports team do better. Or ideas their boss ought to use to become a better leader.
But when do we actually use any of these ideas on ourselves? When do we look at ourselves with the same level of scrutiny as we do others? When?
And when do we ever attempt to take one of our ideas and apply it to ourselves? When? Seriously, when?
My advice is simply this. I don’t give advice unless a person’s situation is life threatening, or, they ask me for advice.
So, when talking to myself – which is everyday, all day – I’m constantly looking for ways to become better. Lane 8 is only one of five daily blogs I write. Why? Because it’s an idea that’s being implemented.