Tuesday, February 05, 2013

TGIM sketchnote 3

TGIM 3 sketchnotes Eric Thomas
This week's TGIM sparked tons of images in my mind. The more you listen to it, the more you get out of it. It's definitely a video you need to listen to more than once to get it. It was challenging to narrow it down to one page but I managed. 

The three key principles this week are : 

1. Keep writing your dreams and goals to get a clear picture of what you really want. 
This is great, because I was wondering why I couldn't get a precise idea of what I want. I have a general idea, but it's not as precise as some of the successful people I look up to. I had been rewriting  my goals a couple times already before seeing this video. Glad to see I'm on the right track.

2. Keep your dreams to yourself. 
What I get from this is that there are no benefits in trying to convince people of your dreams, it's a waste of time that can potentially be detrimental to you if they convince you that you can't do it. In their eyes, your dream will seem impossible until you make it happen. This is what happened to ET before he started to live his dream. Also since others can't see your dream until you create it, they won't be able to give you the support you think you need. This reinforces what Steven Pressfield said in The War of Art: seeking support is a form of Resistance, a way to keep you from doing your work. 

3. Stop begging, stop whining and stop crying. Invest in yourself.
I had a lot of fun drawing this portion of the sketchnote which essentially says, don't expect people to do the dirty work for you. It's not their dream, it's yours. Nobody can do it as well as you, nobody will care as much as you, because it is unique to you and nobody's like you. So use your skills, perfect your craft, keep learning and improving to get where you want to be :  Invest in yourself. To me this also reinforces the importance of self reliance and reminds me of what 50 Cent said in Chapter 2 of The 50th Law

What the video and see how you can apply these principles in your own life. 

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