“Don’t wish your life was better, wish you were better.”
Jim Rohn was a very successful business man and an amazing trainer and speaker who spent a great deal of his adult life helping people make better choices in their life to improve the quality of their decisions and their life. I am a big fan of his work and the preceding quote from Mr. Rohn struck me as very applicable to trainers.I am going to take some liberties with this quote and make a few subtle changes.
Don’t wish your recruits were better, wish you were better.
Don’t wish your in-service officers were better, wish you were better.
Don’t just wish your budget was better, wish you were better.
Don’t just wish your facilities were better, wish you were better.
Don’t just wish, take action.
The point here is for each of us to take responsibility for making ourselves better trainers, better presenters, better educators, better innovators, better communicators, and better motivators. We need to learn to do more with the budgets and facilities we have. We need to stop blaming others and seek to improve ourselves. We need to continually change the way we deliver our training to make it new, interesting, challenging and fun.
We need to read more, write more, learn more and do more to make ourselves better. We need to study the top people in our profession and we need to study the great trainers and presenters outside our profession. We need to study sales, leadership and communications.
So, are you just wishing other people were better and your circumstances were better or are you taking action to ensure you are better tomorrow than you are today?