Do you believe you create your own destiny or think that destiny is a matter of luck? Okay, 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 our own thinking — what we expect or believe.
Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right — Henry Ford
Have you become a victim of your own thinking?
If so, then it’s time to turn it around. Start by getting clear on what you want to BE, to DO and to HAVE. Write it down in the form of specific goals. When defining your goals, take a minute to think about why they are important and how you will feel when you get what you want.
Now that you identified what you want, ask yourself this very important question “What actions or behaviors do I need to take or change to make it happen?” Be sure to identify what actions you will need to take to get what you want because nothing happens until you actually do something!
Next, give affirmations and visualization a try! I know some of you may be skeptical – I certainly was until I starting doing it – and found that it worked. Positive self-talk and visual pictures depicting your goals, puts 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 or why can’t I find better employees? These focus more on the why or what you don’t want … and certainly won’t do much to inspire you.
If we agree you are a victor, not a victim, who takes responsibility for making things happen, then start replacing the why with how or what questions. These force action or doing — and isn’t that a key to getting what you want?
Here’s a few ‘victor-like’ questions that I picked up from 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 my customers talking?
- What steps can I take to grow this business?
- What can I do better to insure I can spend more time with my spouse and/or children?
- 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 become the Victor you were destined to be!
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