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Welcome back to success with Srini. Happy Monday morning to you, today is a very special day. Because this is the last Monday of this year 2022. This is the last week, the official last week, then we have one weekend, and thereafter, it’s a new year. Next Monday is in the year 2023. So this is the last week. So if you have any goals and you have some thoughts that you want to, that you had in your mind, and you wanted to accomplish them, projects, goals, whatever you had in your mind, that has to be addressed. Now, this is the time you have a week, do whatever you have to do somehow, you know, get that little bit of that momentum and get going with it. Hopefully, 2023 is going to be a much more bigger and mighty year for you. That’s my vision.
That’s exactly what I’ve been doing here for over the last few weeks. So what I’m going to do today on the podcast is, in fact, over the next five, six days, I want to every episode, I’m going to focus on how to strengthen the possibilities of achieving goals, you probably have some goals, some ideas, whatever, right? So we have been talking about it. So whatever it is, it’s a start for all of us, first of January, and whatever things that you have planned for yourself or whatever things you’re thinking for yourself, what can be done to make sure that you are predisposed, you are in a way, kind of there like to make it happen. So nothing prepared, is that maybe the right word to say? Maybe a little bit cubed, or a little bit informed? Whatever it is. So what can I share with you that will help you to get to a position where you think, okay, okay, you know, I think I can accomplish some goals. So what I’ve done is, I went back and looked into something that I shared with all of you, if you are there with me from the beginning of this year, I have been sharing many things here on the podcast. But I looked at all that whatever I’ve done because we have a Trello dashboard, where I look into all the podcast episodes we have done and all that. So I kind of went back and picked up a few things from the last 12 months. And I want to spend the next five days sharing those insights with you, when I’m sharing these insights with you, I’m also putting them into play in my life. So one of the things I want to start today is talking a little bit about the thought process that goes into creating outcomes. See, in the end, all you are seeking is an outcome. And when we don’t plan for the outcome, then we open ourselves up to all kinds of distractions, and also to all kinds of other people with their agendas and their goals and all those things, trying to take away our time and our effort. And I did multiple podcast episodes already talking about outcome thinking and all but primarily. Today I want to talk about how to cultivate outcome thinking.
Now, let’s take that statement, cultivate outcome thinking. So let’s break those words out. So let’s take cultivate as a, as a first word and outcome thinking the second part of a sentence the first part of the sentence which happens to be one word is cultivated. And the second part of the sentence is outcome thinking. So what is cultivate mean in that traditional, world in an elemental state, what cultivate means is cultivation? Cultivation means that you how does a former approach cultivation farmer waits for the right time. And when the season is right, the farmer works on loosening up the soil and sowing some seeds. I think that’s the right way to say that and then wait for this, the seed to break the ground and eventually snowball into whatever it is whatever the seed is supposed to do. And after a specific time, now the former is going to reap the rewards kind of cut you know, whatever the grains, whatever it is, so you get the idea. That’s how it works. And I’m struggling to explain this on the podcast, but that’s the process that’s the cultivation, standard cultivation so you need soil, you need a seed you need some soil you need the right season, or maybe some water some sunlight. So you plant the seed. And then you water the seed and wait for the seed to break the ground and come up and hopefully it turns into a small little let’s say a tree or you know, whatever it is right? And then maybe a flower maybe a fruit whatever. that comes out of it. And that’s the reward. Very simple. So cultivation is clear. Now, let’s talk about outcome thinking. outcome thinking is simply, as it states, needs for every thought I have in my mind, I need to have an outcome. Simply put, every thought has to generate an outcome. If a thought is in mind, and there is no outcome, then it’s a waste.
So the brain given the brain’s energy time to it is something that’s gonna drain you, it’s going to take resources from you. But interestingly, every thought has an outcome. But the outcome, specifically what we are talking about here is an outcome that, that benefits us, that has some tangible if not, you know, not all benefits are, are tangible, some are intangible, too, but it makes whatever the outcome is, it makes sense, it adds to the growth. So outcome thinking does one other thing and outcome. Thinking connects the activity to a result and conducts the activity to a result, people, do a lot of activities. And sometimes they don’t know what they’re doing when it has to yield a result. Okay, so let’s talk about some steps and how to put this into play. What does it take to do this, the first and foremost in all this is you’ve got to define a goal. So this is where it all comes down to again, going back into the goal-setting discussion, you got to have a decent idea better, the idea is already written down in form of a goal, something that is progressive, that creates some growth, some outcome for you starts by defining the goal. And then once the goal is somewhat defined, then the engagement comes in. You got to engage, you engage with what you engage with action to take action on the goal, then not necessarily the action going to yield the result, the end result may happen or may not happen, we do not know. But we are reasonable, we are expecting it to happen because we have put in the groundwork, and we want it to happen the way we are expecting it to happen. But if it is not happening, or it’s taking time, there’s one other element that has to happen, which is we got to start measuring the reason measure the activities because if a change is necessary, we collected all the data to go back and make the change, maybe a change in action, or maybe the change in the goal itself.
The definition of the goal itself, see the heat of the challenge, majority of the time through our own programming and through our own cultural upbringing, or whatever it is, we tend to be more ritualistic when it comes down to getting things done. This is the way I have to do it because this is the way it has been done. And this is what I was told. So we are ritually oriented in our approach. And we are also in a way, process-oriented to process in the sense not necessarily a refined and renewed process. It’s more like this is the way I was doing it. So this is the way I will do it. That’s the kind of mindset so I have a process to get things done. And I’m going to use that I have a ritual. Essentially, the goal is increased when 2023 Starts Here we are stepping into the new year. The goal is that we stop thinking in terms of rituals and processes, we step into outcomes. Get away from ritual oriented mindset and the process-oriented mindset, you step into an outcome-oriented mindset. The key is he got to define the intent, clearly define the intent, and work as much. So once you define the intent, you set some goals involved. And you start the idea is once you start engaging, you start taking action, you got to collect data so that you can analyze, and as you’re measuring idea is to measure so that you can make some changes. But then the better way to say that is you are looking to do some course corrections. That’s it for your goals for the goals, starting 2023 January 1, whatever goal you have for yourself and whatever activity be engaging in the new year, doesn’t matter whether your job is to make sure that you have defined whatever you want to accomplish. That means you set the intent. And the idea is to collect some data so that you can analyze and once you analyze that you can make some course corrections that don’t become rigid with goals. And don’t beat up yourself because you couldn’t accomplish goals.
It’s important that you have a very fluid and very accommodating mindset flexible mindset so that it flows. The idea is to flow through life. The idea is not to punish yourself for life. I’m going to stop here and this is it. So go without thinking, put some thought around this concept today, tomorrow. Come here and talk about one more thing. So the reason again, I’m sharing this with you is because I’m going to be doing more of this. I am right now doing some outcome thinking towards all the goals I haven’t towards everything that I want to accomplish for 2023. So this is important. And I’m not saying don’t do other things, you do other things. But this is important. Get into that thinking as soon as possible. Okay, that’s all for now. You go enjoy your Monday is the last Monday of the year, and I’m gonna catch you on the last Tuesday of tomorrow.