2020 was a reality check for all of us. My personal takeaway is 2020 could happen again so plan accordingly. As a direct result of the fallout from the pandemic it occurs to me that anyone tolerating less than they deserve has become more of a volunteer than victim. Those who refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat it and there is much to learn. Nothing I do from this day forward is about me… It’s all about those I serve.
According to Google the definition of the word TOLERATE means to “allow the existence, occurrence, or practice of (something that one does not necessarily like or agree with) without interference.” It goes on to mean “a willingness to accept or endure (someone or something unpleasant or disliked) with forbearance.” What have you tolerated in 2020 and are you willing to continue? Everyone has a choice!
In the next several days you are likely to have some downtime. Choose wisely how you spend that time. You could watch re-runs of the bachelor, learn something new or plan in writing what your best case result will be from 2021. For my contribution here are a few things I will no longer tolerate:
- Poor diet and poor exercise routine
- Comparing myself to others
- Negativity in myself or others
- Procrastination, lack of motivation and refusal to learn
- Holding grudges or making excuses
- Worry about what anyone else thinks of me
I’d love to learn what’s on your “won’t tolerate list” if you’d be willing to share. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will publish an anonymous list for all of us to review. There’s magic in thinking like a team and learning from each other.
My name is Steven Clauson. I coach people who want help getting where they want to be. The people I coach are typically already taking action, getting results and ask what’s next and what actions to take to make an even greater impact. They aren’t afraid to ask for help. How can I help you? What actions are you taking? Those who have a plan and implement that plan lead the pack. Planning, preparing to win and taking appropriate action means you hear the word “YES” more than ever. Only if you are one of the few willing to take action, do what’s required and play full out are you likely to hear the word yes more often. People hearing the word “YES” are winners on the playing field because they play full out and dominate. For these people results matter. Tired of results less than you know you can produce? Call me at 916-230-0176 or visit www.stevenclauson.com