Everything is an opportunity. Everything that we experience is an opportunity to grow or shrink. Most people are much better at shrinking than growing. If you ask most people to describe themselves in 10 positive words they will have a tough time. If; however, you asked them to describe themselves in negative terms they can do it very easily. More than that, the words that are negative will be much more graphic and much more powerful than the positive words.
Anecdote to fear
Fear often comes when we feel unprepared. Get prepared, get ready, and watch the fear disappear. Rather than try to control your environment so that bad things won’t happen, Spend time cultivating the confidence that will allow you to know that no matter what happens you have what it takes to respond.
Ask Seek Knock
Success is beyond our comfort zones
Why wise men talk – Why fools talk
Make sure you have a plan
Make sure you plan your work and work your plan.
Too many times we rush into something without a plan. We get frustrated because we did not plan for obstacles. Make sure you take the time to prepare for the journey. You would never leave for a summer vacation without planning out every detail. Isn’t your life worth planning?
Success and Failure
Contrary to what most people believe, success and failure are not in different directions. Success comes from good decisions. Good decisions often come from what we learn. And, we often learn more from our mistakes than from the success we experience.
There are no real mistakes in life. What we have are opportunities to learn. Rather than worry about mistakes, make sure you learn the proper life lessons.
Caution – Fear and Doubt Ahead
Plan and Prepare
It has often been said that if you don’t plan to win, then plan to fail. So often, we end up where we don’t want to be because we fail to plan. Goal setting is a great way to make sure your ladder is not leaning against the wrong metaphorical wall. After goal setting make sure you constantly check in to make sure you know where you are on your journey.