Happy Success Monday!
We are now in Section 2 Chapter 12 of Act Like A Success, Think Like A Success. In honor of the new section, each post will follow a different format. I plan to decrease my commentary and focus more on the quotes and questions for reflection. I hope this helps you to focus on your interpretation of the reading instead of my opinions. So here is the summary of this week’s reading.
Chapter 12: Tale of the Tape
“Make sure you know your opportunity, relationship, or job well enough to size up its requirements in relation to your skills so that you can knock it out of the park.”
“Finally, each of us has the ability to either evolve and grow stronger or remain stagnant and become weaker” – Steve Harvey
“Be confident enough to insert your skills into opportunities that will provide advancement and growth” – Steve Harvey
“Likewise, you have to consistently work on your strengths. Continued education, supplemental training, and reading everything you can get your hands on will not only keep your skills sharp; they will also help you to grow” – Steve Harvey
“Weaknesses are only a detriment if you allow them to be” – Steve Harvey
Questions for Reflection:
1. What is a present day application of the Tale of the Tape? Do you have a personal success story that aligns with the Tale of the Tape? If so, write the tale and place it on your success board or in your journal as a motivational tool.
2. When you look at your list of skills, what are your potential advantages and disadvantages?
3. What are the three areas where you may start looking for your strengths and weaknesses?
4. What are the characteristics that will serve you professionally and personally? Do you possess these skills? What are the areas in which you need to improve?
5. Now that you have seen Steve’s Tale of the Tape, what would it take for you to create your own?
6. What is an outside observer used for? Based on your current life circumstances, are you in need of an outside observer? What are the three things to keep in mind as you start working with your outside observer?
Application: Complete the Success Actions at the end of the chapter.
Til next time,
“Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.” – Albert Schweitzer