CHANGE IS INEVITABLE - GROWTH IS OPTIONAL.
Change knocks the wind out of all good plans. Unless performance is reviewed regularly, growth becomes stunted.
We get what we inspect, not just what we expect.
Be uncompromising in areas that permit no compromises, such as inspecting your expectations. Do not hesitate to evaluate your progress. If you believe that taking time to inspect your expectations is incompatible with progress, rethink your definition of progress. Inspection actually expands time by helping to maintain focus. If you do not use time properly through regular inspections, you burn it through neglect. Just as DNA's coding is built into every cell of your body, the combination for achieving any goal requires the inspection of expectations.
You must evaluate whether the actions you are taking are going to produce the results you desire. It is important to perpetuate and amplify those actions that produce desired results. You are your own judge, jury, and executioner when it comes to evaluating a goal and deciding what action to take, whether it be changing tactics or dropping the goal.
When you know for certain that you are on the wrong road, you change course. But if you are driving along ignoring landmarks and road signs, you may continue on the wrong road for a long time without knowing you are lost.
You will make progress when you take time to inspect past performance and learn from your experience.
The purpose of measuring performance and inspecting expectations is to improve performance. You must know how you are performing the "must do" actions necessary to achieve your goals. Inspecting expectations allows you to know what you are looking for before you actually see it!
The best time to establish expectations is when you establish your overall plan. That way you can evaluate the tasks before you act, prepare mentally, and set a pace.
Start off knowing the rules, and how you must play to succeed. Inspections are meant to revisit, revise and reinforce predetermined standards of performance. An inspection process will make you aware of performance gaps. It is this "white space" that you must manage to achieve the results you desire.
Look at this as a personal performance audit or balance sheet that quickly informs you of your assets and liabilities. You will undoubtedly see and feel changes in your life; they will be distinct and noticeable when you inspect your expectations.
Quotes for the day:
"Success is always temporary. When all is said and done, the only
thing you'll have left is your character."
"The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean
that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you
will be good."
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