We often set ourselves up for much lesser than what we are truly capable of. In business, we tend to place ourselves inside a box that never tries to aim high most especially if it’s too much for comfort. But 80% of self-talk is negative and the law of human nature states that we underestimate what we can do and we gravely overestimate what we will do. How do you move away from those and give yourself a way to actually achieve your goals?Learn a Q-tip from Ken.
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Law Of Human Nature
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This is called the Law of Human Nature (for business). Here’s what it is. I’ve spent so much time because somebody planted a seed. If he had to go back in time, maybe a quarter century ago, what would you tell your 18-year-old to 22-year-old self? I did an episode on this, but there was a close second. I’m going to cover it right here. The Law of Human Nature states the following. We underestimate what we can do and we gravely overestimate what we will do. If I was going to tell my 18 to 22-year-old self something, I say, “Buck up, little camper. You’re going to go through the next many years and you are going to underestimate what you can do severely.” I always overestimate what I’m going to do.
I’ve never met a very successful person who didn’t laugh at the same statement and say, “Amen to that.” How can we use this information? First, we have to understand this is the Law of Human Nature. This is not a theory. This isn’t, “That’s not for me. I don’t do that.” How about this? 80% of all self-talk is negative. In 2014, 75% of all news information and conversations slants to negative. Our self-concept buys into this. The belief of our self buys into this. This law affects how we set personal and business goals. If we underestimate what we can do, what we can do immediately after this episode says, “I’m about to underestimate what I can do.”
When I set my goals, write down what I think I can do and then double that. I’m telling everybody to write down what do you think you can do in the next 12, 24, 36 months. The Law of Human Nature says you’re going to underestimate that big time or double that. Here’s the real killer. We overestimate what we will do. The key is this. If I’m going to overestimate what I will do, then what I need to do is cut what I will do in half. If we cut what we’re going to do to achieve our goals physically, we take that new activity model in mind and we reassess timelines based on that. I am hoping this makes sense. Here’s how I’m going to finish this. I call this a Q-tip podcast. That means you read it once, you get out a Q-tip, do some digging in there. Remove the Q-tips, throw them in the trash and read this blog again. The Law of Human Nature (for business). Read this one twice. Take care.