Doing More And Getting Around The ‘E’ Problem

“Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice.


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“Do more than belong: participate.

Do more than care: help.

Do more than believe: practice.

Do more than be fair: be kind.

Do more than forgive: forget.

Do more than dream: work.”

William Arthur Ward – 1921-1994, One of America ‘s most quoted writers of inspirational maxims.


The above quote is a seminar in itself and worth reading a few times.

But the block to doing more is the ‘E’ problem – our Ego.

Our ego tells us we’re doing enough, that we’re in the right, and that others are the problem. But in doing so, it blocks us learning how to get better.

Our ego likes to think that the problem isn’t us, it’s ‘out there’…

The best people I know are great at ‘taking the pain’ of reflecting on their weaknesses, mistakes and areas to improve on, and then converting that pain into action.

One action to consider today is to think about the areas in your life (business and personal) that are giving you problems.

Score each area in the quote above out of 10 for that problem and ask yourself which one can you ‘do more’ with.

There’s always an opportunity to do more.

Our challenge is to ensure it’s more of the ‘right’ thing.



ps – I’ve started to engage with the world of social media a little more than usual over the last month. I’m sharing useful articles, videos and pdfs one how to achieve a better business and life. You can find me on twitter here.


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