Key to the door
Identify you objective
“Some men see things and ask why? I dream things that never where and ask why not?”
Ask yourself, what would you do if you knew you could not fail?
In the gym, at home or work, the context isn’t really that important.
What kind of body do you want? Where would you really like to live? What sort of job would you like to do? These are all questions that, all too often we shy away from answering. Why? Once again, that irrational fear of failure! Let me tell you, there is not one truly successful person in this world who has not failed. In a strange kind of way failure is part of success. How can you feel the elation of success or achievement if you have never experienced the disappointment of getting something wrong and failing?
Don’t be afraid to Dream the Dream.
Take a look around you, virtually everything that you see once started as an idea in some one’s imagination. Dare to be different—harness the fantastic power of your imagination. What do you want from life? Write it down.
Plan Your Journey
“How will you know when you have arrived if you don’t know where you are going.”
I was once asked by a very successful client “How do you eat an elephant?” Confused? I certainly was until he explained. The response he was looking for was “one bit at a time.” What he was actually saying was anything is achievable when broken down into manageable chunks.
Making our dreams Specific, Measurable, Adaptable, Realistic and Timed takes them from the realms of fantasy to reality. (more on that later!)
“Never put off until tomorrow what could be done today”
An old maxim perhaps but none the less a very appropriate one. It was George Bernard Shaw who said:-
“People are always blaming circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get ahead in this life are the people who go out and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them….they make them.”
Take action and take it now. Do something, anything that is going to take you a step closer to your desired outcome— don’t just think about it – do it!
To massively increase your chances of success, review your goals daily. Turn this review into sensory rich experience by learning mental imagery techniques. (more on that later!).
Surround yourself with anything and any one that helps you to believe in the possibility.
“If you keep doing what you have always done, you will keep getting what you have always got. If you want something different to happen then do something
Most people believe themselves to be responsible. The truth is however, that on the whole we are far from
We are by our very nature creatures of habit preferring to keep to what we know, rarely venturing outside of our respective comfort zones in fear of the unknown.
In order for us to achieve our full potential, we must first become Response– able or put another way Able to
Responding to the feedback that we receive from our efforts in a manner that empowers us to continue in our pursuit is crucial to our on-going
Remember Armstrong and the electric light ?
Colonel Sanders (Kentucky Fried Chicken)
or Sylvester Stallone (Rocky)?
The important thing is not whether you are familiar with each of the inspiring stories behind the success of all of these men but the recognition that they each had something in common that is of paramount importance in achieving any goal or outcome.
Their secret was that they didn’t see their setbacks and failings as anything other than a set of circumstances that took them another step closer to achieving their desired outcome.
This ability to “frame” any set back or
apparent failure in a positive light is one few of us possess but all of us can learn.