Do outside circumstances dictate your day, your week, your month, your life??
According to Verne Harnish outside influences will not have as profound of an effect on your life if you have the team and infrastructure in place in order to deal with them when they come. With the right team you can manage any change. Sometimes that team is a team of one, you. Are you setting yourself up for success?
Are you making the most out of your situation. In my opinion, there is good that can be taken and gained from every situation. We can always make our world better and grow.
“Consider the airline industry, and think of all the events and factors outside managerial control that have hit it since 1972: fuel shocks, interest rate spikes, deregulation, wars, and 9/11. And yet No.1 performing company of all publicly traded companies in terms of return to investors for the 30-year period from 1972 to 2002 is an airline. According to Money magazines retrospective look in 2002, Southwest Airlines beat Intel, Walmart, GE- all of them! Now what would have happened if the folks at Southwest would have said, “Hey, we can't do anything great because of our environment”? You could say, “Yeah, the airline industry is terrible. Everyone in it is statistically destined to lose money.” But at Southwest they say, “We are responsible for our own outcomes.”
Of course, you can't entirely control your own destiny with good decisions. Luck is still a factor. But overall our research is showing that the primary factors reside more inside your control than outside.”
Take this and apply it to your life, do you have the attitude that you are responsible for your outcomes? Or do you think I can't do anything great because of my environment? Sometimes we think that even in suddle ways. A husband may say I can never get time alone with my wife because I do not have anyone to watch the kids, yet he is alone with her every night once the kids are asleep. Another person may say I never have time to myself yet they wake up right when they have to leave for work or start with the kids. In order for me to get time to myself I get up at 4am and 5am. There is always a way if you want it bad enough.
Take today and make your way!
Inspired from: The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time
By Verne Harnish & the Editors of Fortune