A positive mind finds a way it can be done. A negative mind looks for all the ways it can’t be done.
Someone once said, “There are no truths; there are only perceptions of truth.” Whether or not you accept this statement, whatever you believe to be true will become your reality. Your subconscious mind will believe anything you tell it — if you repeat the words often and with conviction. When you are faced with a daunting task that you’ve never attempted before, focus on the potential for success, not on the possibilities for failure. Break the job down into smaller elements and tackle each one separately. The only difference between success and failure in any job is your attitude toward it. – Napoleon Hill
“It will never work”
“I don’t agree with the ethics of the company”
“It’s one of those pyramid things”
“What are you doing that for?”
I’m sure you’ve heard these, and more, along the way. (I have). Maybe even from people you care for and trust. Faced with such a barrage, some people might quit. Probably because they couldn’t come up with a good enough answer for that last question.
Read on if you would like an answer that makes the obstacles disappear.
All too often, the obstacle blocks a clear line of site of the goal, and like a small child who believes you are not there simply because they have covered their eyes with their hands, the goal disappears.
So we stand in front of the “obstacle”, our goal hidden from view, and quit.
Consider this. Whatever your political allegiances, it is an undeniable fact that UKIP have an elected member of parliament; their first. It has taken them 21 years.
Has it been 21 years of constant encouragement, praise and good wishes?
No, they have been continually vilified, bad-mouthed, and ridiculed; called all the names under the sun, plus a few more besides. “Fruitcakes and Loonies” included.
Keep reading if you are curious to know why this is relevant.
So in the face of that, why didn’t they just pack their bags and quit? Because they have simply ignored their detractors and kept a clear site on the goal, and one that after 21 years and one elected MP still remains some distance away. For them, their journey continues.
So, love them or hate them, what can we learn? Well, there have been enough happy, smiley UKIP supporters on our televisions screens in the last few days to suggest that they are more than satisfied with where they are on their journey, so why would they quit?
On the other hand, all the criticism, name-calling and equivalents of “It’s one of those pyramid things” by their opponents have not made the obstacle big enough to obscure the goal.
Optimism is a crucial choice we make in establishing expectations for ourselves and others as we begin to move forward through adversity. ~Christopher Novak
This is the good bit….
Does that mean that we have to make our goals so big that we can see them whatever the obstacle that stands before us?
Does the goal really have to be that big to overwhelm any obstacle?
Just keep it where you can see it.
Or more importantly, keep it where you can feel it.
Once you can put in your mind how it will really feel to achieve your goal, it will fuel a furnace in your heart that makes obstacles invisible – because they simply cannot fit between you and your goal.
It lives inside you; it is part of you.
You have lit the furnace. Now you just need to plot your route to your goal.
So remind yourself, why did you get involved in this business? Do you still want that? Was it the free time? The residual income? Retirement? More time with the family? …………
Take a moment to ponder that.
Would you like to know how to light that furnace?
Would you like to know how to plot the route?
You will come away knowing how to plot your exact route to your goal.
You will be that much further along the journey.
How does that make you feel?
I never see failure as failure, but as the path I will not take in the further journey towards my greatness.
We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls. Winston Churchill