What I took away from Motivational Myth? #Issue 35

Welcome back to another issue of Monday Madness 🤙🏽

Good morning folks,

So recently, I had decided to change my outlook on how I took notes on the books I have read. In this new process, I started to create in-depth summaries of the books.

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In the summary of Motivational Myth by Jeff Haden, I'll pick out a few of my favourites to get you in the mood for an awesome Monday Madness.

  1. To become successful is by setting a goal and then focus all your attention on the process to achieve that goal. The incremental success of a process, however small is a motivational tool that allows you to get closer to your goals. And, when repeated over time with the right habits and strategy can provide you with the desired results.

  2. Each of us wants to be certain things, and we naturally declare those intentions, even if we have not yet become those things. Declaring what we want to be and how we will get there causes us to feel we are further along the path of becoming who we want to be—even though we have in reality done nothing but talk.

  3. Use the acronym “SMART” to set every goal because it should be specific, meaningful, attainable, realistic, and time-bound.

  4. A serial achiever is someone who achieves this, and then that, and then that again all while working in an advancing career. The ability to expand your identity provides a realm of separation from others; it broadens your market value because you have a broader skillset. If you’re thirty years old, that means you have eight to ten five- to seven-year periods ahead of you assuming you'll live up to the age of 80. This provides an opportunity for ten different phases of your life where you can accomplish concrete goals. And, over time achieving more than one goal, you become more than just one identity.

If you do decide to have a look at the full summary, let me know what you thought about it 😊

Enjoy the rest of the week. I'll see you next week.


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Snippet of Value

  1. Article - Subconscious pre-filtering, the article highlights that the instinct plays a great role in filtering our choices. By writing down your pro and cons can assist you explain your decisions to others. 

  2. Podcast - Mary Karr — The Master of Memoir on Creative Process and Finding Gifts in the Suffering (#479), some of the key insights I took from this:

    • Having a Commonplace book - things you read across either through as part of an inspiring poem, or come across on a street from a slogan written on a billboard. It's a means to find inspiration in the beautiful language of the world. 

    • The importance of examining your unconscious - a practice that should be conducted at night. Close your eyes and review your day. Ask yourself 'How did your clothes feel? What did you taste today? And thank God for all the blessings.

    • Something I found joy in was the idea of a Prayer Journal - it highlights the feeling of gratitude, writing down moments of kindness we share or receive from others. 

  3. A quote I want to share - Book: Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence—and How You Can, Too by Gary Vaynerchuk 

    It’s a matter of survival to think beyond your current successes and constantly look for ways to create new ones so that you’re never limited to any one platform or even one topic. How do you do that? By creating a personal brand so powerful that it transcends platforms, products, and even your passion.

  4. Article - 6 ways to stay positive during quarantine; COVID has been challenging for everyone and that might be an understatement, but maybe these six steps could help ease your troubles.

Well, thats all for this week - I hope you enjoyed this week’s Monday Madness. I would love your feedback and even better come say hello.

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