People suffer from a disease of non-thinking and mass delusion fostered from an environment that inspires sloth, misdirection and blindness.
Non-thinking is systematic to most modern cultures. Social media and Reality TV exacerbates wrong-mindedness and baptizes individuals with unrealistic expectations fueled by instant gratification and vacuous ideals.
Yet it’s never about quieting your ambitions, or tempering your dreams
Ironically, our Connected Cultures are creating disconnected individuals, operating with Robot Minds, who suffer from always on, now addictions, harboring feelings of confusion, isolation, depression, disorganization, and discontent.
Yet turning off and tuning out is never a solution, just an idealistic blinder. You know this.
More is not better, it’s just more. There is no quick fix. Most self-help books simply offer Band-Aids to cover deeper emotional traumas. New gurus, new thought modalities and new productivity paradigms often confuse more than they cure. Trust me I have been there.
If you keep changing your mind and keep changing your system by repeating fresh starts and buying new to-do applications, it never gets better, you just lose momentum and your bearings.
Upon reflection I never got it until now. At the Great Recession’s height, Tony Buzan first offered me the antidote – Proper Thinking.
“Efficiency is doing the thing right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing,” Peter Drucker wrote and in the Essential Drucker, “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”
True Innovation is always simple. It’s all about Focus. You need to face reality as it is, start from where you are now to achieve your future vision. Realistically, it all boils down to personal responsibility and discipline—what I call Personal Leadership. Something I grapple with every day.
I need help on this one. What is the best way to begin getting disciplined, getting focused and getting effective?