[111 Newsletter] Patience, Discipline and Happiness...

Sep 27, 2020 3:11 pm

1 Idea, 1 Quote, 1 Book Recommendation


Ever heard of the saying "Patience is a virtue"? That maybe true but it only becomes important when you know exactly what you need to be doing.

For anyone to be successful they need to be able to employ some form of strategy. In other words they must have an approach towards how they will achieve success.

This includes understanding:

  1. Why something is being done
  2. What needs to be done and
  3. How it will be done

Following a strategy, comes a plan i.e. the day-to-day activities that supports the success and benefits realization of your strategy, in addition to, knowing whether you are achieving your success metrics.

So I ask you, for your personal and professional endeavours:

What is your strategy...?

What is your plan...?

Aim not to complain if you have no intentions set for key areas of your life...

...This is potentially the reason why you are not patient... You possibly have no real context...


β€œDo today what others won't and achieve tomorrow what others can't.” - Jerry Rice

This is fitting for the idea I presented above. Consistency, patience and systems thinking is what will help you WIN. Only you can decide this, not time.


The Happiness Hypothesis: Putting Ancient Wisdom to the Test of Modern Science – Jonathan Haidt

This book gives incredible insight into the ideas presented about happiness.

The Author draws explanations from philosophy, religion, and psychology. Here's an example of something he poses about happiness:

Happiness= (Happiness setpoint) + (conditions) + (voluntary activities)

Looking at this formula, our focus is to improve our conditions and voluntary activities. Find out more by clicking the links below and adding it to your reading list.

Here is the Audible version:


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Or alternatively you can purchase the paperback copy of the book


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Have a great day and great week!

Your Mindset Mentor, Michael Tabirade

Author of The Power of Goals

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