From the day we’re born we’re programmed to change anything we find uncomfortable: babies cry when they need to be winded, are hungry or need their nappy changing.
But when it comes to our work and the workplace, we’re more likely to grimace and bear it. Why?
More often than not, because we might fail or get rejected if we stay true to our conviction and take authentic action to disrupt the status quo.
But it’s when authenticity and enthusiasm ooze from your every pore, that you become attractive and attract all the people and resources you need to succeed.
When asked what’s the best piece of advice he’s ever given to his children, Roald Dahl replied, “Its so important to be an enthusiast in life. Above all become passionate. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.”
When it comes to their work, the likes of Branson, Buffet and Gates haven’t compromised. They’ve remained engrossed, bubbling with energy and enthusiasm. Criticism and failure have caused no more than a ripple in their teacup.
And talking of tea, cakes with artificial cream, toast with artificial butter, plastic flowers, plastic people ….. Life’s too short.
Letter to Editor
I haven’t got a computer, but I was told about Facebook and Twitter and am trying to make friends outside Facebook and Twitter while applying the same principles.
Every day, I walk down the street and tell passers-by what I have eaten, how I feel, what I have done the night before and what I will do for the rest of the day. I give them pictures of my wife, my daughter, my dog and me gardening and on holiday, spending time by the pool.
I also listen to their conversations, tell them that I “like” them and give them my opinion on every subject that interests me ….. whether it interests them or not.
And it works. I already have four people following me; two police officers, a social worker and a psychiatrist.
Peter White, Holbrook, Derbyshire.
I’m on hols till the end of the month.