Dear #ClassicalMusic Fan,
In order to accomplish anything in this world we have to understand how the world around us operates and approaches life.
Over many, many years of living in multiple different Cultures I learned not everyone thinks the same way.
But I must admit to still stumbling because I assume the best in people and see things with perhaps a little (okay, a lot) more positive-thinking and hope than the darker, more dramatic, negative perspectives propagated by mainstream media and the tabloids for so long.
I recently conducted a concert that included some music from the 1940s. I asked the audience if there was anyone who remembered music from the 40s (which would make them at least 80 years old, which is quite possible for an orchestra concert audience these days). My intention was to celebrate them, and help them indulge in some positive reminiscing of the good things from those days.
A few of the audience clapped and cheered, but all around me there were also boos and gasps.
That took me by surprise, but I quickly realized why.
Some folk in their 50s and 60s, including many in the orchestra itself, thought I was being rude by suggesting folk are “old.” It didn’t occur to them that having some audience members who were there the first time this style of music came into being was something worth celebrating. It’s like asking a crowd at a military veteran gathering if there was anyone present who served during World War II (they’d be over 90 years old now, still younger than the serving Queen of England and a similar age as several members serving in the U.S. Congress). Those folk would be automatically applauded, because “conventional wisdom” tells us they are worth celebrating.
But in music, such recognition is considered rude, apparently.
And if I ever write that auto-biography (we all have one inside us that we think no-one will ever read), I will include a few other examples of being similarly misunderstood because the “conventional wisdom” of the world generally approaches life with more covert animosity and skepticism than with love.
Such skepticism can influence whatever you want to accomplish in life.
Because, to accomplish something you need a plan.
One that you can implement.
But you need to understand how the world around you will affect that plan.
The mistakes people make when setting goals can be huge, expensive, and end up having a majorly negative impact.
Because they follow “conventional wisdom” and do what the marketing memes on Pinterest or Facebook tell them to.
The world isn’t always right, you know.
You can learn that the hard way, or you can get some some solid guidance not from the showy, flashy Hex-perts, but from others, like me, who have experienced life in the trenches.
For example, the most common mistakes when setting goals are identified and explored by Michael Hyatt in his latest webinar 5 Blunders that Can Shipwreck Your Goals (and How to Avoid Them). These blunders are all based on what “conventional wisdom” has led us to believe over the past few decades, yet they’re not actually very helpful! Currently, over 22,000 people have signed up to watch this webinar, which is still nowhere near enough to make its content particularly conventional – it’s all still good sense (albeit not very common anymore). And VERY useful if you want to accomplish anything.
There’s still time for you to join in, make the most of what honorable Corporate CEOs and small-business owners like Michael have learned for real, and navigate your way to success in 2018.
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