Below is your weekly dose of 4 Thought Friday, a short list of idea’s, thoughts, and experiments from a few members of the Mako Team. Enjoy!
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“You don’t have to go to the gym. You don’t have to pick up the kids. You don’t have to go to work. You get to.” – Ben Bergeron
Lately, I’ve been working on having gratitude for everything in my life, including the little things that I often don’t want to do; such as, going to my college classes, going grocery shopping, or chores around the house. I have challenged myself to change my “have-to’s” into “get-to’s”. Doing this helps me realize I GET to go to class and learn, whereas others may not be so lucky. Don’t wait until you CAN’T do something to appreciate that you GET to do it. You GET to go to work and earn an income, you GET to clean the house that provides you shelter, you GET to go to the gym and live a healthy lifestyle. I challenge you all to turn every “have-to” into “get to”!
Carlos: Listen, Learn, & Get Involved
It’s important to surround yourself with people that have similar goals than you and have a similar perspective of life. Find somebody that is successful and have meaningful conversations with that person, use him as a mentor and you will be surprised with how much you’re going to learn from that person. A mentor is going to help you realize a different perspective of life and work that you probably would’ve never thought before. I have had mentors since College and I have learned more from them than in the classroom. I’m going to share with you guys one of my favorite quotes from Benjamin Franklin. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
The best way to learn and remember something is when you get involved in the situation. A mentor will teach you and get you involved in real life situations that are going to translate into your future success. Lately, I’ve been learning a lot from Seth, Brandon, Cuz, and Kyle (I’m sure Kyle learns more from me than I do from him lol.. but anyways.) They are very successful at what they do, and they have similar goals than I have; there is a thing that all of them have in common- they all like to LEARN something new EVERY DAY. They read, listen to podcasts, have meaningful conversations with people, try different things, and always look at the positive side of every situation.
I challenge all of you guys to find somebody with similar goals than you and talk to him, learn from his mistakes, share your experiences and let him tell you his experiences; listen, learn, and get involved!
Scott is Helping Others Reach Their Goals:
When you set a goal it’s important to make it known to someone close to you that can hold you accountable. Or even set a goal that you both want to achieve. I thought about this the other day when my dog, Rud, was at his water bowl. He, like always, had been there for quite some time so I walked over to check on him. He had his head over the bowl but wasn’t taking in any water. He was doing everything he thought he needed to do to satisfy his thirst. He had his head positioned correctly over the bowl and his little tongue was working away. However, he just couldn’t seem to satisfy his thirst. He looked up at me as if to say “What the heck! I’m doing everything right! Why am I still thirsty?” I realized he was looking at me for some direction to reach his goal. Upon close inspection, I noticed that his tongue wasn’t reaching the water. So I gently pushed his head down to get it a little further down into the bowl and VOILA! The moral of this story is to not be afraid to seek some help or advice on how to reach a goal that you’ve set. Sometimes you just need someone to push your head in the bowl a little farther and sometimes you might need to push someone else’s head into their bowl.