According to Time Magazine, in addition to years of training, operators who work in the main control rooms of nuclear plants must spend one week out of every six in retraining exercises. Think about that. One week out of every six… retraining, refining, rehearsing, sharpening their knowledge and decision-making skills.
Obviously, the decisions made by each and every operator who works in the main control room of a nuclear plant can have huge ramifications… either very beneficial or extremely destructive and harmful.
So, who works in the main control room of your personal and professional life? Who makes the decisions that have huge ramifications on your life and career… either very beneficial or destructive and harmful? How important is your life and career control room, and how often do you spend a week retraining, refining, rehearsing, and sharpening your knowledge and decision-making skills?
Day-to-day and week-to-week retraining, refining, rehearsing and sharpening knowledge and decision-making skills is very important. Over time, daily and weekly improvements pay significant positive dividends for each of us. However, in the rush… yes, almost the race… to get through our daily and weekly “To Do Lists,” we have little time for the bigger picture, the more complete picture, the more important picture, the most important picture.
Life-changing, career-changing, truly significant retraining, refining, rehearsing, and sharpening knowledge and decision-making skills takes serious time, energy, focus and concentrated attention.
Unless you care to be a robot for the rest of your life, and to be a slave to that you already know, and a slave to that you already know how to do, you must make room for significant, extended, and highly-focused retraining, refining, rehearsing, and sharpening of your knowledge and decision-making skills.
One full week out of every six weeks? Most of us will never allocate that kind of time, although to do so would probably be one of the very best decisions of our life! One full week out of every twelve weeks? One full week out of every three months?
Only you can decide. And of course, for the rest of your life, you will live with the significant, life-long ramifications of your choice.
After all… you lead, you operate, you control the main control room of your life. You make the most important, most impactful decisions in your life.
“The future belongs to those who prepare for it.” Are you adequately preparing for the rest of the only life you will ever live on this earth? Are you living up to your potential by consistently retraining, refining, rehearsing, and sharpening your knowledge and decision-making skills?
“If it’s to be, it’s up to me!” And now it’s up to you.