Results and Expectations

In my last blog, I promised to write about results. I thought I’d write and post it the following week.  Well,  it’s taken me awhile to get it done.  I could say that I got really busy with business, life, whatever…

The truth is I jammed my creative writing. I wanted the piece to be really good. After all, I am a results coach and this is my hallmark, so it had to be an insightful, meaty, right to the point, an oh-my-God-I’m- glad-I-read-it piece.

As much as I wanted and tried to write it, it was just not good enough. I became frustrated and picked at it repeatedly. Still for as much as I worked it, it wasn’t right. So, I let it alone for a while. I thought that it might improve like steeping a good cup of tea.

The ‘letting go’ gave me a little distance from the issue and that’s when I figured out what happened and this failure turned into a blazing enlightenment. I saw how easily we, as human beings, can be stopped by putting too much pressure on ourselves. The pressure, in my case, was too high an expectation for the blog article.

Yea, I wanted it to be good. But “Too Good” was my stopper.

What I realized is that I just have to write the article as best I can at that moment and let it go. Let others read it and have their thoughts, feelings, and opinions about it.

So, with that said, I’ve now re-committed myself to write a weekly blog. In these posts, I’ll reveal my insights and enlightenments of my most recent and critical results research in a way that’s easy to read, digest, and apply.

If you’d like to know more about Results Planning copy and paste this link: https://www.jackrand.com/results-planning/

Talk to you soon,

Jack

2 Comments

  1. Steve Murtagh on March 4, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    What helps me with blogging is remembering that it is really more like a “conversation” than a “publication”. Its better to be timely, current and though provoking even if its not polished and neatly complete. I’ve also made a huge effort to keep my own blog posts short and to the point, and not a chapter of a book.

  2. Mike on March 12, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Jack,
    Your article was very insightful for the following reasons:
    1. You want to help people help themselves and thus the OMG attitude…you wanted it to be perfect. I can easily relate to your desire to make it truly significant.
    2. Your solution was spot on…if you have the luxury of time and can walk away from it for awhile, do so because when you come back, you’ll look at it differently.
    3. Sometimes we put so much pressure on ourselves that we are “too close” to the issue and that’s when we start getting frustrated. Almost like a “writer’s block.”

    Thanks for sharing and keep up the great job of writing and sharing your thoughts…they are very helpful.

    Make it a great day!

    Mike

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