Tognoli Time

Anticipate

There are those that watch things happen.
There are those who make things happen.
Then there are those who ask themselves “What the heck just happened?!?!”

Which one do you think gets what they want in life, business, school, sports, etc.? Which one describes you?

It’s been my experience that 40% of people watch things happen, 20% make things happen the other 40% are asleep at the wheel always asking themselves “what heck just happened?!?!”

It’s why 20% of people get 80% of the good stuff in life and the other 80% of the people are left rummaging around on the ground looking for the leftovers. It really doesn’t matter what in life it is…money, relationships, health, jobs, time, etc. That’s just how it works.

We need to anticipate what needs to be done before it needs to be done. You need to do what you need to do today, but you need to be planning your next move for tomorrow and beyond. You also need to make sure the things you are doing today are building on the things you did yesterday…just like the things you do tomorrow build on what you are doing today. I know that is a mouth full but is one of the most important keys to success.

So why is it? Why are 80% of people in a daze on the sidelines…not making things happen? Here is a list of just some of them…some people have one or more…some have all of them. How about you?

  • Unorganized
  • Hoarders
  • Afraid to take risks
  • Horrible time managers
  • Dreamer, not a doer
  • Unhealthy lifestyle...don't exercise and/or eath right.
  • Don't manage their F5 -- Faith, Family, Friends, Fitness, Finance.
  • Let others control their time
  • Poor planners or no planners
  • Lazy
  • Reactive
  • Victim mindset
  • Ego

The list could go on and on…just remember that if you spend all your time doing the things you should have done yesterday how in the world can you ever get to the things you need to do today, much less have a clear vision of the things you need to do tomorrow and beyond to succeed. One of the keys to winning at anything is your ability to anticipate what needs to be done next and then getting there before it needs to be done.

Skate to where the puck is going to be!