To ensure that intention is behind what you do every day, every moment, you need to be able to sit with what makes you feel sad, scared, uncomfortable. You need to be able to accept that and avoid making decisions that will make those feelings go away temporarily. You need to embrace that inevitable part of life so that you can also welcome the exact opposite, equally inevitable, at the appropriate moment.
It sounds so counterintuitive that almost nobody does it.
Out of an audience of 100 people, seeking advice on how to get started with a project, when the speaker – who has extensive experience with that project – invites the audience to connect, this will happen.
90 people will do nothing.
7 people will send an invitation to connect.
2 people will send an invitation to connect and a personal message.
1 person will send an invitation to connect, a personal message, and ask a question that will help them get started with the project.
The points being:
If you are one of the 90, remember that time is an extremely valuable asset, and your time in particular.