Thursday, January 21, 2016

If Only I….

Thursday, January 21, 2016 8:09 AM
“If Only I…” are the words I hear so often when I am working with our clients or speaking at an event.

All of us can look back and see things clearly and see where we could have done things differently to get the outcome we were hoping for and there is nothing wrong with doing this from time to time.

However, the issue arises when we seem to get stuck in the world of “If Only I …” If we get stuck there we won’t move forward as our yesterdays, our past, our mistakes condemn us to the same type of future. Hopefully that is not what you want but in fact you are trying to break free from mistakes and become successful.

I say hopefully because there are people that are actually trying to fail but in a way that makes them think they are working towards success. I can share more about this at another time and on another post.

What we do not want is to keep looking backwards. You know the type, living in their glory days, don’t fall victim to that. If we keep talking about how great yesterday was it may be because we haven’t done anything today!

One of the ways to break out of this trap is to look at your past issues at school. When you went to school you weren’t as proficient at things in first grade as you were in 9th grade, correct? Later on when you became a senior you passed the required courses and graduated so you could move on to conquer more challenges. The same thing goes in business.

You may have had setbacks, we all have but you don’t have to let it slow you down and you certainly don’t want it to keep you down. Here are a few examples:

·         Colonel Sanders was in his 60’s before he finally hit on what he needed to be successful.
·         The Wright Brothers knew no one had ever flown before!
·         Abraham Lincoln failed over and over before he finally became President!
·         Henry Ford faced a “lack of demand” for his products.
·         David had no known skills to face Goliath but moved forward anyway – and won!

Yesterday is in the history books but today can be your day to make history. Don’t waste time thinking of your failures. When you do you just keep rehearsing the problem over and over. One of the great things about our memory is that it is not write-once, it can be re-written!

You call all the shots in your mind, you control all of the votes in your head and you and you alone decide what you are going to think about, concentrate on and ultimately decide who you are going to become.

Take some time and map out a plan for where you want to go, how you are going to get there and what will be required. This is even stated in the Holy Scriptures, if God believes in planning I would suggest you spend some time building your plan as well.

There you have it, no more “If Only I…” type of thinking. It is full steam ahead to become what you were born to be. Never forget, you were created to be a winner and a champion!

Until my next post, I wish you all success – live like you mean it!

Dean Marchese
The Dean of Success!©

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