I am reading a book called “The Currency of the Future” by Brad DeHaven. He said that when you know this, you control your destiny.
He said that The BIG Three, Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Financial Intelligence (FQ) and Relational Intelligence (RQ) are more important than high IQ. I completely agree with him as I have experienced the positive effects from the application of the BIG Three.
According to Brad that in order to succeed, you need to decide what you want first, i.e. what is your DREAM? Then you need to set our GOALS, i.e. by when do you want to achieve what you want? Then put in place a good PLAN how to get there and then make EFFORT to achieve your DREAM.
DREAM -> GOALS -> PLAN -> EFFORT
Most of us going around and around the circle putting huge amount of efforts doing work without knowing where we really want to achieve apart from finishing your boss’ jobs just so we can pay our bills and eat. We just simply use the money to get by without any significant DREAM.
It’s ironic isn’t it. Have you ever gone on a vacation without first decide where you want to go? Can you imagine that? You can’t even book an airline or train ticket without knowing where you want to go really. Yet we do that with our lives.
It’s no different to your life journey, you have to decide exactly what you want and where you want to go, otherwise you would just go around and around chasing your tails.
So… as of today, first of all, sit down, grab a piece of paper and a pen and list 100 things that you want to achieve by the time you are a certain age or by such and such time. Put down next to each of them how you will feel when you achieve them. When emotion is attached it means a lot to you, which means you will do whatever it takes to achieve them.
Set up a plan how you are going to achieve each and everyone of them and by when. Keep doing the tasks and the process persistently until you achieve them without stopping.
This paragraph resonates to me:
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” Antoine Exupery.