I came across this interesting and thoughtful post from India Uncut (by Amit Verma). The entire post is based on a wonderful Venn diagram by Bud Caddell.
This diagram hits the nail exactly on what most of us struggle to do. Everyone wants to be on the ‘Hooray!’ area – but that is just too ideal!
I think this diagram can be used the following way:
- Find out where you are and why do you think so (write down the exact reasons, to the finest level)
- Find out where you want to go and why do you think so (write down the exact reasons, to the finest level)
- Chalk out an action plan to reach from where you are to where you want to go
Though the terms mentioned here like – Learn to Say ‘No’, Learn to do this better – sound simple, they can take ages to achieve.
So now the million-dollar question: Where you are and where you want to go?
You can read Bud Caddell’s original post here - http://whatconsumesme.com/2009/what-im-writing/how-to-be-happy-in-business-venn-diagram/