You are not a fixed entity.
You are not exactly as you are. Things change. The greatest gift we all have is the ability to learn, to develop, and to grow.
If you are not learning – you are obsolete.
Seth Godin’s book, Linchpin, speaks to this effect: become indispensible.
Be more than ordinary – be extraordinary by doing above and beyond what is required.
If you don’t know how to do something, learn how to do it.
If you’re not happy with what you currently have, figure out how to fix it.
If things aren’t working the way you’re doing it, try something new.
Everything changes. You may not see the differences now, but take stock in where you are and remember to look back after a few months and notice the changes.
If you’re the type of person who never remembers someone else’s name, don’t fret. You can learn. You can change. What type of person are you? Would you explain this away (“I can never remember anyone’s names!”) – incorrectly assuming that you, in fact, could never change this, never learn?
I think that’s wrong. You can learn. You can change. It takes practice, energy, time, and observation. But each time, a little more awareness – and one day, you’ll realize that the habit you have has changed – and it’s easy for you to remember someone else’s name.
Everything changes. It happens slowly, but if you’re making an effort, watching, observing, thinking, and always practicing new things, you’ll surprise even yourself.
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