Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Being happy, Being Brilliant

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading  'The Art of Being Brilliant' by Andy Cope & Andy Whittaker, a book that was filled with motivational quotes, humour and valuable questions about work and life.

Their advice is to have some direction, to set yourself a target by making use of HUGGs (Huge Unbelievable Great Goals).  This will enable you of reaching your targets, if you strive to attain them.

This book starts with the story of Jimmy's Diary.  A classic example of how people might see/experience things differently, but mainly, to make you realize what is actually important in life.

Some advice quoted from the book:

'Success' isn't about becoming a different person.  It's a matter  of finding out what really works for you, and doing more of it.

It's safe to say that positive thinking won't let you do 'anything'.  However, it is even safer to say that positive thinking will let you do 'everything' better than negative thinking will.  Positive thinking will let you use the ability which you have, and that is awesome.  It works this way.  You can walk into a dark room, flip on the switch and immediately the room is lighted.  Flipping the switch did not generate the electricity;  it released the electricity which had been stored.  Positive thinking works that way - it releases the abilities which you have.

The six points the Andys recommended for brilliance in life:
1.  Choose to be positive.
2.  Understand your impact.
3.  Take personal responsibility.
4.  Have bouncebackability.
5.  Set Huge Goals.
6.  Play to your strengths.

Put this into practice to be a top 2%er - someone who is happy.

~ Discover your strengths, learn to make the most of what you've got, identify where you want to be, and take some concrete steps towards you brilliant future.  Just be yourself.  Brilliantly - #beingbrilliant ~

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