Why some people can be trained while others can’t
In my starting point measurements there are a few measures that predict whether you can be trained or not.
I have found that two measures are most telling: the size of one’s ambition and the size of one’s rigidity.
- Ambition is an interesting phenomenon:
Ambition needs you to have some kind of vision of a future you are working towards. In my experience, this measure needs to be higher than 10%, and the higher it is, the more likely you’ll do what it takes to be trained.
- Your rigidity is indicative of your insistence to remain the same. Your insistence that you are not to be told what to do.
- And the third is, maybe, not as obvious, but if you don’t have physical energy because you are not well enough, you don’t have energy to grow. The minimum to be trainable, the minimum for me to expect that you’ll do what only you can do to grow, is an average health, which is, at this state is 10%. My health is 70% for a 72 year old. Meaning: I have more energy to do work than a 10% of my own age, and maybe more energy to do work than a 10% of any age, but not someone who has a 20% health number.
It takes energy to grow. A lot of energy. And if you are not well, you don’t have the energy to grow.
So where do you leak the energy? And how? And what is the difference between people who leak most of their energy and the people who use it?
Great question, isn’t it?
The internet if full of winning productivity, habits article, and you may even read some of them. After all you want to be more productive, get more things done, have good habits.
But when it comes to habits, you need to change them, one at a time.
If your Starting Point Measurements says you don’t have the energy to do the work, I promise you have several habits, both in doing and thinking that you need to change to come out on top.
- My ‘star’ student began as a private client, we spoke 2–3 hours ever week. For almost two years. He has been with me for three and a half years now.