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What happens when we shift our focus from achievement to contribution?

What happens when we shift our focus from achievement to contribution?

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Two possibilities With Achievements

1: If we set goals and achieve them.

  • This sounds great but in reality feeling of success, achievement or fulfilment is very short lived
  • We have to set the next bigger goal because we may not feel the way that we thought we would when we ‘arri...

Why focus on Contribution?

It's more effective and healthier

If we shift our focus to contribution a few things happen:

1.We realise that there is no success or failure when we are contributing.

2.Our self talk improves.

1. No success or failure when we are Contributing

A focus on contribution cuts through a lot of the noise and busyness.

  • Simply focus on what you can do today, this week, in the next 90 days to contribute in the best way possible to your business, family, community etc that you care about then you can...

2. Our self talk improves.

Impostor syndrome is very real. It comes form the belief that we are going to be ‘found out’.

The truth of course is that it’s likely that you are the only one that thinks that.

Maybe you are the only one that is not seeing the value that you ...

3. You will be seen differently.

If your focus is genuinely on contribution, people will notice it

  • People that have a reputation for being a contributor are people that other people want on their teams and are often good leaders.

4. You will do less of the things that don’t matter.

We spend so much time on so many things that are really just not necessary and often actually quite destructive.

By shifting our focus to a contribution mindset we can quite clearly see

  1. Where we should be spending our time?
  2. What we shouldn’t be doing ? a...

5. You will start to see more opportunity.

A focus on contribution is a practical way to shift from scarcity to abundance.

  • Shifting from ‘how can I benefit from this thing’ to ‘how can I use my resources both personal and material to contribute to this thing’ ...

 Contribution vs Achievements

People are smart. We know how to differentiate the contributors from the takers.

  1. We all want to work with and spend time with contributors
  2. so it just makes sense to increase your own capacity to contribute to areas and people in your life that you care about an...

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