Manufacture Your Day by SPENDING YOUR MENTAL ENERGY WISELY

Stop for a moment and think……

Do you think that you spend your mental energy wisely? 

Our productivity drops if we spend most of our day in an emotional state of being anxious, frustrated or even angry. 

A huge amount of energy is wasted at all levels in our organizations because of the inability of many people to consciously regulate their thoughts and emotions. 

What do you give your attention to? 

Did you know that 70% of people know what they don’t want, don’t have and don’t like? That’s what they focus on all day, every day and week after week, month after month, and year after year. 

Only 30% of the people focus on the direction they want to go, what they want to see and what they want to have. They consciously look for the good in every situation and in every person. I have practised this concept for years but it really works. 

Do you think “away from” (70%) or “going to” (30%)?  

Recently I facilitated an exercise in which people had to explain what world class looks like. Would you be surprised that most people have absolutely no idea how they can contribute to make their organization world class? For the most part they don’t even know what world class looks like. 

How would you answer the three following questions? 

  • What needs to happen to make the organization you work for world class? (Do you speak about what others should do or do you take ownership and responsibility?)
  • What person do you have to become in order to work for a world class organization? (What do you have to learn? How do you have to grow?) 
  • What leadership qualities would you have to display? (In what areas would you like to further develop your skills?)

Be intentional with your thoughts, spend your mental energy wisely, and watch the magic unfold. 

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