I’ve been reading and listening to YouTube videos quite a bit lately. Lots of great stuff out there if you know where to look. The following quote summarizes a lot of the books and videos that I’ve read and listened to over the past year.
Details create the big picture. Sanford I. Weill
One of the first books I read this year, “The Compound Effect” talked about the small steps you take that add up into a big result. Those are your details. The little things you do everyday that add up over time. It’s been awhile since I read this book but it fits in with this particular quote.
Take for instance my current weight loss. I started exercising 6 months ago and changed my diet. I’m now down 40 pounds. It’s been a journey to get to this point. I have more to lose but this is a good start. Every meal, every time I go to the gym has had an effect on my body.
Another book I read for work, “The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals” and the follow up workshop that my employer had for the entire company was a major breakthrough. This book helped the entire company focus on the wildly important goals and truly focus on a weekly basis to making these things possible.
Finally, I found a serious of Tony Robbins videos on YouTube that I’ve been listening to on a weekly basis. Robbins gives a lot of advice and methods to help you achieve anything you want. In one of (well actually several) videos, he talked about setting goals. Instead of goals he calls them Outcomes. Robbins hits on motivational factors that will help you get there. Specifically finding your very strong “Why” then taking “massive action”. Massive action per Robbins is any and all attempts to get the outcome. And it’s not about one or two actions. It’s about whatever it takes actions. No matter how many tries, there are always more ways to find a way to make it happen.