Want Your Life To Go From Good To Great? Remove These 3 Things!

The first two make sense, but the 3rd one is the game changer

Last week, taking research from Henry Cloud’s book Necessary Endings, we talked about preparing the soil of your life. We’re upping the ante this week with some very practical research telling you exactly what you need to prune in order to go from Good to Great.

“Wait, Robster. Did you say, Good to Great? Like the title of the book?”

Yes! And as a special gift, this week’s free download is the 10-page executive summary of Good to Great, by Jim Collins!
Because the 3rd (and most painful) area that needs to be pruned, has everything to do with moving from good to great in your life.

The first area of pruning is cutting the “dead branches” out of our lives. These are the items that are taking up space (physical space or mental or emotional energy) that we need to sever once and for all. Here’s a great hint at how to get rid of things that need to go: Stop asking, “What should I get rid of?” That question isn’t always clear and we hold on to too many things. Instead ask, “What is it absolutely necessary that I keep?” And then get rid of everything else. It’s amazing the freedom that awaits you if you apply that principle.

Second, we must prune the sick branches that are not going to get well. If things are getting better, you might want to give them a little more time. If you’ve got relationships that have been on life support for years, it’s probably time to pull the plug. Perhaps those will be resurrected in the future, but until then, stop wasting your limited resources. Make the adult decision to get rid of half-baked ideas and the half completed projects that weigh you down.

Finally, and this is the shocker, you must get rid of the healthy branches that are not the right ones. Jim Collins notes that so few people live GREAT lives because it is fairly easy to live a good life. They don’t want to get rid of anything good, so they’ll never have the capacity to go for the great.

What about you?

You have a chance to live GREAT this week. Go for it. Watch the video to see how.

Dr. Robster

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  1. I have a business and sell products. I have noticed better results when I cut the products that are losers. I try to salvage (if i can) products that have some potential, but just not there yet. I see the best results when I focus on the better products and continue to make them my best products. I can apply this same principle to my life. I will use my better talents God has given me, to advance the Kingdom of God.

    1. Hey Jonathan,
      I recently saw a the documentary “Founder” about the McDonald’s story. One of their keys to success was cutting products that were making money, but not enough of it to justify the space in the refrigerator. When they went to fewer products, they could spend their extra time, energy and resources marketing the few products more efficiently. Keep pruning where needed to get the very best fruit from your business and your life. Maximize your Kingdom investments!

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