Your attitude and overall mindset determine how you think about pretty much everything. How you think affects everything else in your life. Everything…
In trucking and in life you will have numerous opportunities to choose to either get mad and impatient and behave negatively – or use the time and the situation to your benefit. If you choose to use the time constructively you will have more success in everything you do than those who fail to see this and act on it.
Its interesting to look at people who are successful and more importantly look at their attitudes, beliefs and philosophies on things. They all have the one thing every other person has – the same amount of time in each day, week and month. Its how they choose to use it that makes all the difference in the world.
So what are your goals?
If you know and have them written down great – if not then now might be a good time to think about what you want and then go ahead and formalize it by writing it down. Then next time you have to wait at a customer, or an appointment anywhere for anything – instead of getting upset – pull out your goals and read them. Then think about what you can do toward making them happen.
Money and debt are critical issues for everyone alive today. You need money to live in this modern world. Even Richard Proenneke needed some supplies and materials – and it all cost money too… Look him up. Fascinating story – and while he certainly was much more capable than most – there were things he needed and couldn’t make for himself. The things he had brought to him came by airplane – and everything associated with that cost money too.
But the amount of money you need can be minimized – just as he minimized what he needed. Although I doubt you want to go quite that extreme. The more important aspect is to get rid of debt as fast as you can so that what ever you do make can be used by you for you and your family.
Things to think about anyway.