I Hate It When I Do That! - HIGHER HUMAN PERFORMANCE Episode 254

254 I Hate It When I Do That!

I Hate It When I Do That! - HIGHER HUMAN PERFORMANCE Episode 254We all do things that drive us crazy. You know the kind of things I’m talking about. Those things we do, and immediately think or say, “I hate it when I do that.”

This is the year to fix those things. There’s no reason to stymie our success by letting our weaknesses distract our efforts.

Climb higher by focusing on your strengths. Only foolish climbers avoid conquering the things that can prevent them from making a successful climb. Fix them. Fix them now.

1. You have to be aware of the things that get in your way. If you’re saying, “I hate it when I do that” then you already have that awareness. That’s great! Be glad that there are things you know you do – but wish you didn’t. People can’t fix what they don’t see. A guy whose fly is open won’t zip it up until he knows it’s open. Are you the friend who will tell him? Or will you just let him go around with it open? Awareness is job one.

2. Figure out a strategy to correct it. The best advice I can give you is to slow down slightly. You want to catch yourself starting to do it – whatever IT is. The instance you realize you’re doing the thing you hate – stop it. Fix it immediately.

3. Ask friends and family to help. Lean on people to hold you accountable. Let others help you conquer the things that drive you crazy. We all need help.

I reference Bert Decker in today’s show. His blog is here and it’s a terrific resource if you suffer communication problems that drive you crazy. I’ve long wanted to attend Decker’s “Communicate To Influence” seminar.

Grab his book, You’ve Got To Be Believed To Be Heard. It’s a great resource. You can find it anywhere books are sold. He’s also got some good resources at his website. I can’t recommend him strongly enough.

All the best as you work to conquer the things you do that you hate!


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