Eat That Frog! Part 7 of 9: Law of Three
October 23, 2009 by Dr. Lam
Tracy helps you prioritize your life by focusing on your strengths and your contributions to your work life. He asks what 3 things do you do that make the most contribution to your work and then to drill that down further what single thing do you do that makes the most contribution. For me, I know the top three things that I do for my business are 1. Continue to refine and develop plastic surgery techniques, 2. Focus on expanding Internet marketing, 3. Leadership of staff and building. I therefore focus on my core strengths and delegate most of everything else out. Find out what your strengths are and what you can do to focus your work life on them. Oftentimes we can determine what 3 things we do the best in seconds…
The next Law of Three is to have you find your three life goals. You should be able to define those goals and write them down in less than 30 seconds. Tracy argues that individuals who are given several hours to think of an answer tend to score the same as those who wrote their answers down in seconds. That is due to the fact that our subconscious mind drives us to what we really want and peels away all the layers that cover the truth of what we really want. Most individuals define their three goals based on professional, personal, and health. Interestingly, those are the three types of goals that I set out for myself for my EO forum group in which I have monthly action steps for a larger goal that occupies my 2009 calendar year.
What are your three work strengths? What are your three life goals?