How To Make Good Things Happen Every Day
By Sandy Schroeder
You may be happy where you are. But if you wish life could be just a bit better, there’s no time like now to make it happen. Lifehack.com tells us there are some good things to know to move ahead right now.
The Right Time Is Now – It is all too easy to wait for the perfect time to try out a new idea, take a special class or launch a new business. But the people who make it just go ahead and jump in. They know there is no perfect time. That’s fiction that we feed ourselves.
Face Reality and Own Up – It can be all too easy to create reasons for not moving ahead, reasons why disagreements or hang-ups are really not your fault. But when we sit down and really lay out the issues, we may find there are lots of things that we can and should do to help us move ahead. To iron out problems it is always smart to make the first move to admit you were wrong. Whatever it takes to ease the way with those around you will help you keep moving. Sometimes it just takes one good conversation to get everything moving.
Give Up on Perfection – I know people who are absolutely brilliant. They have a whole bunch of great ideas that could open doors for them. But the need to make everything perfect hangs them up all too often. It’s that approach that says, “Let me look at this one more time.” Actually, that approach can be a way of hiding out and never having to put ideas out there to be judged.
If you catch yourself doing this, start with the first step. Take a project and start to move it forward by detailing it. Then talk to someone you value and get a reading on it. Do whatever you can to push it out there. When you actually get it out there to be evaluated, everything will be easier. Build from there and keep going.
Step Up and Speak Up – In a busy world with lots of competition, it can be all too easy to blend in. But real progress comes when you take the time and make the effort to speak up. That’s really the only way to move ahead and get your ideas out there. It may not always go the way you want it to, but you will learn from every encounter. You may be surprised to find there are others who think just like you do. Speak up and find them.
Making good things happen can make an ordinary day absolutely great. Start pushing your ideas out there and keep moving. Your best results are waiting.