Five days ago, my wife and I had our first child. A 9 pounder! As expected, we haven’t slept much since then. I was reflecting on the past few days and something occurred to me. Wow, this baby has learned so much in just 5 days!
Here are a few highlights:
- How to breath
- How to swallow
- How to poop and pee
- How to open his eyes
- How to cough up milk that went down the wrong pipe
- How to identify his mother
These accomplishments didn’t come without pain. He’s done his fair share of crying. This parallel might be a stretch but bare with me. What allowed him to grow so quickly?
1. He know’s what he wants
Warm milk, sleep, a dry diaper and a comfortable position
2. If he can’t get these things on his own, he quickly let’s others know
A. Here’s a question for you. Do you know what you want? Specifically? How will you get what you want, if you don’t know what that is? “I want to be rich,” or “I want to be well respected” is not even close to specific enough. Take the time to clearly lay out on paper, what you want your life to look like.
B. Okay, so you know what you want but you’re stuck. How long have you kept it to yourself? Are you screaming from the mountaintops? I need help! Are you reaching out to people around you? Are you hiring people to help with the things you are not good at? In the end, the successful are never praised for their abilities to accomplish great things without help. There is a reason stories of purely individual success are not told, they don’t exist.
If you want to grow quickly, decide what you want and don’t be too proud to reach out for help.
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