It’s pretty funny…. Ok, I can laugh at it now. I look back to all the mistakes I have made in business and come to realize, that we often are our own worst enemy. We tend to make decisions based on where we are and level of intelligence at that moment in time. Reading and learning helps me continue to process of personal development. Also hitting your head up against the wall enough times (proverbially of course) will force you to change bad behaviors.
I can see how other business owners are going down the same path as I in the past. It teaches me, that the older I get, the less I know and the more I need to listen and ask questions.
Working with a client today, trying to get him to stop trying to do it all himself and learn to delegate and/or outsource activities that are not the best use of his time. It’s particularly frustrating because he wants to grow his business and is great at business development, but still stuck in the day to day operations. I have been there, done that myself. Truth be told, I still suffer a little bit in this area still.
Do you know the definition of insanity is?…….keep doing the same thing over and over, trying to get a different result.
We are our worst enemy. If we can break our bad habits, we will grow to our full potential.