Dr Chen Davies' Top Tip urges us to remember,
“It is a marathon. You have to pace yourself…. Be patient – things will happen, when you try your best.”
In today’s episode, Amy and Becky reflect on how we can keep going, despite no evident results. We open with Chen’s reference to Chinese Bamboo, the fastest growing tree on the planet. Its seed lies dormant for years of watering and fertilizing before finally shooting through the earth, growing at an astonishing rate of 1.5 inches per hour in its fifth year of life.
How can founders and professionals keep showing up, even when results aren’t yet apparent?
Together we reflect on the four key areas which can help us all sustain a STAR performance. STAR stands for:
· Sustain sustainable behaviours
· Tune in and turn up positive thinking
· Activate your strengths and celebrate your successes
· Remember your relationships
We invite listeners to:
Keep an eye on the future. When growth comes, will you be able to respond or will you be just too exhausted? Ask “Am I healthy?” “Can I keep this up?”
Take care of your daily habits – sleep, exercise, eating well.
Create space for learning. A learning mindset can turn a tricky situation into something rich and meaningful, in turn fuelling growth.
The power of moving from “I can’t” thinking to “How can I?” questioning.
How tuning into your strengths and successes – micro and macro – amplifies your positive thinking and capacity to do your best work (cf. Sean Achor’s excellent TED talk, ‘The Happy Secret to Better Work).
How our relationships and care for the important people in our lives are so often at the heart of our purpose.
Who are the people you are getting up for every day?
Please share with us your experiences of pressing on. How do you build your resilience and enable yourself to keep moving forward? We’d love to hear from you via the links below.
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