13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful


The fundamental idea behind ENMEI is that there are five essential cycles or ‘rings’ that drive long-term excellence. I suggest that there is a specific order in which these cycles must be repeatedly revisited. Like the planets in our solar system, the orbit and movement of each planet is critical to maintaining a balance for the whole.

At the core of the ENMEI solar system are the circles of mental/physical excellence. Part of the cyclical process often involves the shedding of toxic mental & physical elements. Or in the words of Miyamoto Musashi,

Below is a good post from LinkedIn.com about shedding useless acts.

”Somebody once told me the definition of hell: “On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become.” —

Source: 13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

“Excellence is not an act but a habit” – Aristotle | LinkedIn

One of the first principles of ENMEI is that sustaining excellence for the long haul begins at only one place, the mirror. All the external systems, strategies, inspiration and coaching in the world will only go so far and last for so long. History has given us many examples of people who come from unremarkable beginnings that go on to do remarkable things, in many fields; Theodore Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, Gandhi, Chuck Yeager, Steve Jobs and Miyamoto Musashi to name a few.  All of these people understood that motivation was intrinsic, that sustained excellence was a product of introspection and consistent dialogue with the person in the mirror.

Here is a recent example, a post from James Caan, the CEO of Hamilton Bradshaw.

“Excellence is not an act but a habit” – Aristotle | LinkedIn.