5-2-1: #3 – On Breaking Big Problems Down, Being involved & Practicing thankfulness

Happy 5-2-1 Impact Thursday Ep 3!☀️

Here are 5 high performance insights I've learnt, 2 quotes from others, and 1 conversation starter/ question to think about this week.



“My goal is not to fail fast. My goal is to succeed over the long run. They are not the same thing. “

Fail fast, fail often, fail better, fail forward. Indeed failure means nothing unless you are learning from it and Failure by lack of drive, lack of performance is not acceptable. Changing the narrative from failure to success can mean a world of difference.


“It's not the lack of resources, it's your lack of resourcefulness that stops you.”

Successful people DWIT. That's short for Do Whatever It Takes. We all face lack of resources at one point but successful people never stop taking action despite the lack of resources!


“Good stories always beat good spreadsheets”

Nobody remember statistics but most people remember stories. People remember emotions. No one will engage you logically until you have them hooked emotionally.


“When the going gets tough, remember that pain is temporal and that no matter what, there’s always the bed (rest) for you at the end of the night”

Some days, life is going to have you beat till you are down on your knees… until you have nothing left in the tank. It is okay to not feel okay. Gather yourself, rest up. Fight tomorrow.


“If you are not encountering defeats on a fairly regular basis, you’re not trying hard enough.”

It means you are comfortable. It also means you are not challenging yourself. See… “Best” is a myth. There is no such thing as best. There is only better. If you are not encountering defeat, it means you are not getting better.



““Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I’ll spend the first four sharpening the axe….” – Abraham Lincoln


“If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone’s else’s success” – James Cameron



Climbing the corporate ladder? Are we putting our ladder up against the wrong wall?

Are our priorities correct? Are we chasing something futile? Go deep, get asking. 

Until next week,

Caleb & Yvonne Megan