Today I read a book called “People who execute first got all the results.” The author is Tatzuso Fujiyoshi, psychological coach. He founded “Seminar room gonmatus” and helps people to achieve their goals successfully.
There are certain group of people who put much emphasis on improving themselves.(Let’s call this group of people “group I”) For instances, they might want to take training courses because they want to learn new skill sets, or they’d like to acquire new knowledge and so on. Learning new languages, learn how to sell things online, how to start business from scratch, etc. All the things that this group of people want themselves to be doing are all good for them. So why didn’t they start executing anything yet?
Meanwhile, say there are others who have similar goals with group I and they start executing their plans. Group I then begin to get upset, get jealous of what others are doing. Worse is that they’ll hope in their hearts that for those who have similar goals with them, they’d better fail in the end when trying executing. If they failed, then group I wouldn’t feel themselves to be less.
In parallel with group I, there are another group of people(Let’s call this group “group II”). They seems to be able to achieve any goals they want of their lives. For group I and group II, they both have ambition for their lives. Why their results are opposite in the end?
In this book the author first pointed out what are the very factors that differentiate group II from group I. How people who can achieve their goals successfully differentiate from people who have ambitious goals in their mind but didn’t accomplish in the end. He further provided 2 methods that can help you become the successful people achieving your goals successfully.
Change your mood
Let’s face it. A lot of times we all know what should ourselves to be doing but didn’t do. However, we just don’t feel like to do it. So we procrastinate. After realizing ourselves that we didn’t take actions so as to achieve our goal, we get upset. Thoughts like “Ugh, I should have been doing A,B,C…”, “Oh no I procrastinated again.”, ” What was I busy on at that time?! ” so on and so forth.
According to the author, in this case we are amplifying the upset emotion take over us and furthermore affect our mood. What kind of mood do we like to have is optional. There are 24 hours in a day. We can choose to be happy or we can choose to be unhappy in this 24 hours. We hold 100% right of decision on our hands.
What mood we have affects what action we take
What mood we have affects what action we take. What action we take affects what habits we have. What habits we have affects whether we can achieve our goals. Say the scenario where you stand on the top of a mountain, you feel like you were the king/queen of this world. No matter how hard the challenges are, you’re confident that you can overcome obstacles because you feel like you can achieve anything. You’re pumped. You’re in the go-for-it mood. Nothing’s going to stop you.
This pumped-up mood makes you start the 1st step. Then there’s the 2nd step, 3rd,….,1000th, maybe more! The author provided 3 tips to help us change our moods: (1)facial expression (2)words we say (3) gestures we pose.
We smile while telling ourselves that we can do it. Chin up, shoulders out. VERSUS we frown while saying “ugh there are too many obstacles I don’t think i can do that.” Heads down, slouch.—–what results are there going be? Which one do you choose to do?
Change our standpoints
Say you were an engineer. There are 5 more sets of coding problem waiting for you to solve, and here’s your boss telling you to write a report regarding the workflow your department have been utilizing to debug problems. Deadline for this report is the end of this week.
How would you feel? Angry, upset, anxious? No matter which emotion is that, you must don’t feel like to do that. Because the 5 sets of problem you have on your hands are more urgent that writing a report! The amount of contribution of writing report must be less than that of solving 5 sets of problems at the moment.
Now, position yourself in your boss shoes and change the standpoints. Say you were the boss of your department. What purpose might be there ? Maybe you can save lot of teaching cost if there’s standard workflow for newbies to refer. In this case,you’ll must go to the finest engineer of your department and ask him/her to do this report.
It doesn’t have to be perfect. A preliminary version of workflow is good. With respect of time, there’ll be 2nd modification, 3rd, …,etc. Perhaps after 10th modification, this report of workflow will become the golden rules to follow. A report that can train newbies to get familiar with what they should be doing while not costing company much of training fee.
Let’s recap, 2 methods that can help you achieve your goal successfully: change your mood and your standpoints
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