Doing What You Don’t Want To Do

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When we put time into doing what we don’t want to do, we can get what others (that won’t put that time in) can never get…

So we have to do what we don’t want to do, to get what we really want.

Usually, the things we don’t want to do involve dealing with other people, phone calls, meetings, follow-ups, presentations, conference calls, etc.

bob ferngren set freeUsually it’s people

Why don’t we want to do those things?

Because people have their own agendas.

Because most people rarely think of others first.

Because lots of people are hurting (emotionally) and “hurting people hurt people.”

Because people don’t take the time to listen.

Because people are distracted by other people and other things.

Because dealing with people takes effort.


What if you know all that and you decide, “I get it, and I am going to be the person that…”

Subordinates my agenda to theirs.

Puts myself “in their shoes.”

Realizes most people have “baggage” and overlooks their off-putting comments and poor attitudes.

Really listens.

Really cares.

What if…

What if you knew all that stuff and you treated people like you would like to be treated, listening and being “in the moment” with them?

People would probably call you a “people person,” a person people like to be around, a person of value…

People like that simply have better relationships, better lives, and success.

By the way, all that “stuff” you can learn, and learning that “stuff” might just be your leap into “doing those things you really don’t want to do so you can get what you really want.”

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One Response to "Doing What You Don’t Want To Do"
  1. Liz Cortes says:

    Thanks for sharing these words of wisdom! When I don’t want to do something I hire someone who is an expert in that area 🙂

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