A beloved member of my family turned me on to Jack Canfield recently. Ever a man of action, he didn't suggest I go buy a book, nor did he make some other suggestion for my action. He took the first action and sent me Jack Canfield's course so I can listen to it on my upcoming trip across the middle of the country. The course arrived yesterday and I listened to one of the CDs on my drive up to Maryland this morning.
I really enjoyed the hour and look forward to many more. Here are a number of tips from Jack that relate well to a Naval officer's activities and help point us toward taking 100% accountability in our daily lives:
- What is a difficult or troubling situation in your Navy career?
- How are you creating it or allowing it to happen?
- What are you pretending not to know?
- What is the payoff for keeping it like it is?
- What would you rather be experiencing?
- What actions will you take to create that?
- By when will you take that action?
How do you instill a sense of selflessness in those without one? Promotion/advancement/recognition is nice but it is not why you do what you do (or is it?). So many of us are neglecting the problems that are so obvious (focus/priority/training) and apparently targeting the next big fitter bullet that will get us to the next rung. And then those on the next rung who have 'arrived' are repeating the same cycle. The community atrophy/neglect over the past decade+ is mind numbing.
(The weather sux this AM as well)
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