Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mental Fitness Challenge - Day 15

We are beginning week # 3 of the Mental Fitness Challenge and I was really encouraged by the opportunity to not only drag out the "good, bad, and the ugly" in my day's performance, but I was also able to run it by my wife and get her feedback on how she thought I did (her being an unbiased party and all).

We have been grading ourselves by using the MFC's Goal Tracking Sheets and Weekly Journals. Utilizing these tools enables us to get it all out on the table and analyze the cold, hard facts on paper. Only then can we get a glimpse of our real-life condition and only then can we see where we need to take action to improve ourselves and grow in our leadership abilities.

It's like Chris Brady says, "the eleventh commandment is 'Thou shalt not fake thyself out!'" When we don't take a realistic look at our current condition/situation, we can convince even ourselves that everything is fine and when we do that, we then have no chance of improving ourselves or getting out of the mess we've created. Remember, as Einstein said, "You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it. You must learn to see the world anew." The same level of thinking cannot solve the problems that level of thinking created - we need to get better information into our lives and then act on that information.

What about you? What are some areas you may be struggling in? Have you put it down on paper? Have you passed it by a mentor? What are you going to do differently today that will improve upon yesterday? I look forward to hearing your game plan for success!

God bless!
Jason Jasper

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