What you put in is what you get out

My dad used to say ‘what you put in is what you get out’. This is quite a deep and profound statement.

Alot of us can be in situations an/or environments which is not conducive to our health that eventually prevents you from progressing and developing.

Lets take a work example to explore this further. When you are at work and you do not have any job satisfaction and you feel that your development is being stifled — the only way to make a change is to make the change start with you.

The first step is to want the change to begin with or are you happy being in a role that is not bringing the best out of you. The moment you decide to make the change then the onus is on you to make a plan of action of how to go about making the necessary changes. Identify the steps required from where you are now and to where you want to get to so it feeds into your action plan and you clearly understand the steps involved to make the changes you want to have great job satisfaction and grow.

Through mentoring I have noticed that a common theme that comes out (this is very common by the way) is just how many people out there really struggle with this but do not make a change to get out of their current negative environment.

I have been in such situations but what helped me is making a plan of action of where I see myself in 12, 24 and 36 months. Visualizing where I want to be helps. I have identified mentors both in and out of work to help me grow and develop.

Unless YOU take the first step and want the change and then let the change begin with you — well frankly nothing will change.

So if you want to grow, develop and progress then:

  1. The change has to come from YOU.
  2. Identify mentors and coaches.
  3. Really learn where you see yourself over period of time and visualize it.