A while back, I read The Code Book by Simon Singh. It’s a good book about the history of codes and code breaking. Among others, the book covers the role of code breakers in wars. They play an essential role there. Why? Because if you break the enemy’s code, you can grasp the real situation of the battle. You can then make the right decisions. Instead of just directing your troops based on guesses, you can direct them the right way. That was the case in World War II. The Allies were able to break the Axis’ code, and because of that they had situational awareness, which gave them a big advantage.
Do you want to maximize your personal effectiveness? If you do, you need to find your calling. You need to find something that resonates with your heart. Why? Because doing something you believe in will boost your effectiveness. How do you know that you have found your calling? There is a good answer in How to Win at the Sport of Business by Mark Cuban:
As you might know, I have been writing on this blog since September 2006. During these past nine years, I have published more than five hundred articles here on personal effectiveness. Among the articles, my motivational articles have received a good response from readers. These are articles that encourage you to live your life to the fullest, to become everything that you can be. I have received many comments and emails over the years from those who feel encouraged by them. So, rather than leaving them gathering dust in the archives, I think it’s a good idea to pick the best ones and put them together into one package. The result is Motivation Booster: a collection of my best motivational writings.