Recently after a community meeting ended, as a favor, a millennial aged passenger was being given a lift by me to a location along my route. There were a few times where my turn indicator needed to be utilized fairly early in the ride as there were a number of turns.
“How come you use your turn signal so much?”
“It is a law you know – to utilize your turn signal.”
“Really?” “What kind of a law?”
“Okay let’s assume laws don’t matter to you… It is a courtesy to the driver behind you that you will be slowing down to make a turn. It is the same for traffic coming toward you – a courtesy.”
“Wow! That is so ‘Old School’!”
Thoughts come into our brain in fractions of a second. None of these were spoken aloud.
Here are a few the dozens of thoughts which were coming into my mind.
- sure who needs laws or rules
- drive much?
- it may be ‘Old School’ – it does work
- hope you are not working for Waymo – the driverless car company
Does Going ‘Old School’ automatically mean irrelevant?
Shakespeare’s work is still admired, studied and enjoyed around the globe. Napoleon Hill’s Best Selling Book “Think and Grow Rich” remains a best seller.
Here are three ‘Old School’ statements that continue to be meaningful today and in the future for certain.
THREE ‘OLD SCHOOL’ TIPS THAT STAND THE TEST OF TIME
- “You don’t have to be great at something to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar
These words are timeless. We all have dreams. In order to even have a chance of bringing your dreams to reality you have to get started. Take the first step. Make some type of an effort.
- “The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda.” – John C. Maxwell
What you plan to do each day and then actually get done is going to lead to the end results. PERIOD – END OF STORY. Make an agenda for each day with productive time and outcome based items to do. Then review at the end of each day what did you accomplish.
- “Formal education will make you a living. Self-Education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn
Personal Development and the willingness to invest your time, effort and money into your own personal development will over a life time pay off in huge dividends. The hunger for learning should never end.
Do any of these three ‘Old School’ tips sound like they are not ready for prime time today and into the future?
Did you know that Wenkroy International LLC runs training courses on behavior change called “Effective Personal Leadership”?
Mitch Tublin is the CEO and Founder of Wenkroy International LLC a boutique consulting company with a main focus on Strategic Business Consulting, Training and Business Coaching.