Are you on track and where you want to be — in business and in life? You have the ability to create a different outcome and be victorious moving forward. It’s not about fate, luck, economic conditions or competition. The path to victory comes from attitude and action.
We are the makers of own circumstances. We can’t control everything in life, but we can control our response to it – what we think, how we feel and what we do about it. Often, it comes down to what we expect or believe. To coin a quote from Henry Ford, ‘Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right’. Have you become a victim of your own thinking?
If so, then it’s time to turn it around.
The Path To Victory
Start by getting clear on what you want. Write down your goals – what you want to Be, Do, Have and Accomplish in the 12 months.. Then identify what actions you need to take to make them happen. Remember, nothing happens until you actually do something – even if it’s small steps toward the goal!
Next, give affirmations and visualization a try! I know some of you may be skeptical. But, positive self-talk and visual pictures depicting your goals, put the power of your sub-conscious mind to work for you! Your mind is a powerful tool and it never takes time off!
Finally, start asking yourself better questions! When faced with a challenge, too often we ask questions that are almost victim-like in nature such as: Why do I have to work so hard to make so little? Why can’t I find better employees? Why can’t I get home at a reasonable time each night? These focus more on the why or what you don’t want. They certainly won’t inspire you.
If you agree you are a victor and take responsibility to make things happen, then start replacing the why with how or what questions. These force action or doing. Isn’t that a key to getting what you want?
Here’s a few ‘victor-like’ questions that I picked up from the author, Steve Chandler:
How can I use this circumstance to my advantage?
How can I differentiate myself in the customer’s eye?
What’s something creative I can do this week to get customers talking?
What steps can I take to grow this business?
What can I do better to ensure I spend more time with my family?
How can I help my people (or customers) more?
Do you see the difference? So stop asking why and start asking what or how! Change your attitude and take action to be the Victor you were destined to be!