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Becoming the Obvious Choice: The Choice is Yours

In the last section of the book, the authors explore the need for change and why it is if you are looking for things to change, it is necessary for you to… CHANGE!

Nothing will change for you until you change. The one thing I believe is clear is that change is the only that does not change. But it is important to understand that if you want things to change, it is important for you to make changes in the only two areas that you have control over and that is your…

Thoughts and Activities.

They have three suggestions to close out the book and they are:

1. Set some self improvement goals – There is ALWAYS something that we can improve in ourselves. We can become better in a whole bunch of areas. From our health, fitness, financial to the way we deal with people. Set a goal and run with it. And when you are done with that one, start another one.

I love this quote from the book, “Success is rehearsed long before it “suddenly appears” to The Obvious Choice.

When you set goals and start to work on them you are rehearsing. And it won’t be long before you start to hit those personal development goals.

2. Teach what you are learning – When you teach others what you are learning a couple of things happen, one, you start to learn your subject matter a little faster. And two, you show your commitment to the subject matter.

The one thing about teaching is that it is a compounding action. When you teach someone what you know, now instead of one person knowing, two people know it. This a compounding action! And when they go out and teach the same thing, you compound it even more.

3. When you are learning you generally stay in a positive frame of mind – Most people are cynical by nature, I don’t know why that is. Sometimes I even find myself not too positive. But when I start to learn about things I am interested in my mood changes.

So I have found for myself that when I am learning, I am positive. So I try to learn EVERYDAY!

Becoming the Obvious Choice is about becoming a proactive, problem solver who leverages their strengths to help the most people. And are willing to learn and make changes to bridge the gap from where they are to where they want to be.

As Always, Here’s to Your LifetoSuccess,

John Clark

P.S. If you are interested in getting the book simply go to Becoming the Obvious Choiceand get it!

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  • Liz

    I like your insights and recommendations — I am fully embracing the one about getting rid of clutter these days, and am making great progress. Still a ways to go, but you have no idea how much better I feel, now that I can actually see the top of my desk.

    I'm reading great stuff online (like here) and in books (I've been hanging out at the "self-help" section at the book store, too). The more info, the better, sometimes, I think. Another title people might want to check out is Natural Success Principles by Jack Hatfield. He's taken his own bump in the road — the premature birth of his daughter — and written about the life lessons he learned from that. He illuminates how we succeed, how we do it, and why do some never succeed and others do? His theme is that we have a set of "natural success principles" inside us, from birth — and he outlines how to turn those into success. And yes, it does involve work. Good stuff.