Why is it that you look at a successful person and even if you copy all their actions, even if you copy their attitude the way they tell you, you won’t be able to duplicate their success?
I have been slacking off growing, i.e. didn’t do much to grow, and I noticed. Not for a long time, maybe a week or two, but I have started to notice. Just like athletes notice the imperceptible signs of muscle atrophy and weakening when they are on vacation.
It is very easy to go to this mode… easier than to go back to growth mode.
I have been pondering something that has been really bothering me. I have diagnosed it 90% accurately, but I have no idea how to change it.
And that is the cultural shift towards avoiding work.
I first woke up to it when my favorite teacher, Robert Plank, called it a four letter word, and avoided using it.
The weird and disorienting fact was this: Robert loved getting things done. Actually really loved it. So it was the word, somehow, that appalled him. He lives in California… I thought maybe it had something to do with it.
But since then I realized that it is all over the place.
I “met” my business/marketing teacher, Robert Plank, 37 years my junior, red-headed punk programmer genius at the time, in early 2009.
I wanted to learn php programming from him, because I didn’t know what I wanted to do in life, so learning programming sounded like a good idea.
I had been learning marketing, mindset, everything and anything… when you don’t know where you are going, every path takes you there… lol.
I remember being on the first webinar with him. I didn’t know I was an empath and I could feel the tension between the two partners like my own, and I was rooting for Robert. He stammered, he talked to fast, he was eager and loved teaching!
I could not learn anything in the first course, nothing in the second course, ditto the third course, but I was coming back.
Then on the fourth course I could do three out of the 10 assignments, and I knew I found a home.
Doing the assignments is both a capacity issue and a mindset issue.