May 30th, 2021 HILL Message (from Academic Director Rick Kunc): Seth Godin is a writer, teacher, marketer, entrepreneur, founder of Akimbo and the AltMBA. Yes, he does a lot. He also has a blog that I follow and love to read. While often grounded in business and marketing, much of what he writes is applicable to life. As the school year grinds towards the end, we often have trouble engaging in that final project, or assignment. We know we must, but we are waiting for the “motivation”, the “right time”, etc… We know we should go for a run, but we don’t feel like it right now, so we will wait for the “inspiration” to run. To reach our Highest Level of Achievement, we cannot afford to wait. Sometimes you just need to take the action first. Drag yourself to your desk and commit to 30 minutes of work. More often than not, 45 minutes will have gone by, you will have started on your project, and your final product will be better than if you had waited for the right motivation. Drag yourself over to the closet, lace up your shoes, put in your earbuds, and head out for a run. 10 minutes in you will feel better, and when you are done you will feel great. And you will have some training done for the day. Waiting for inspiration will likely lead to no workout. Seth’s blog that is included as the quote of the week below speaks to the idea of attitude and accomplishment following action.
Quote of the Week: The consequence Attitude follows action far more often than action follows attitude. We change our mood as a result of how we act. If you want to feel a certain way, begin by acting as if you do. On the other hand, if you truly want to accomplish something, waiting for the mood to strike is ineffective. Seth’s Blog May 24th – Seth GodinNk __________________________________________________________________________