Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Power To Change Your Fate

Peter Drucker said “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” We all have the power to create our future state of success. Unfortunately too few of us actually put that power to good use.

In any endeavor, coaches and consultants look to define the current state of an individual or business, as well as the future state. The future state is what success looks like, and the intended outcome or deliverable. Both the current state and future state our influenced by our view of the world. Our perception of reality means everything, and it encompasses everything as well. Perception is not just how we see things visually, but also our decision-making and bias patterns. Perceptions are influenced by our belief system, our past experiences, our upbringing.

As I've written in the past, you are in control of you, your attitudes, decision-making, thought patterns, and your emotions. And you are in control of your barriers. As a matter of fact, many of our barriers are self-imposed. This is both good news and bad news. The good news is that we are already empowered to take down the barriers, but we often fail to. We forget that we are empowered, and we fail to realize that the barriers and limits are self-imposed. These are the habits of thought that most often prevent success.

I often hear people complain that they are not moving up the ladder, or their business is suffering, or their lives are unfulfilled. Yet the can't say why success is evading them. Many people might say their lives or businesses aren’t functioning very well but they can’t identify what is wrong. The root of the problem is usually our habits of thought working against us. Our attitudes are doing us a disservice. If you fall into this category, start a daily diary. Keep it with you wherever you go, and document every thought about yourself that pops into your head. Keep this diary religiously, and review it after a month. What do you see? Many unhappy thoughts? Go through the diary carefully, and you will see patterns emerge. Those unhappy thoughts will usually fit into one or two categories. These are the areas that will need your focus to create improvements. , you will see your negative thoughts fall into specific categories and these identified categories will become the focused areas in which you can commit to improve. Once these areas have been identified, you can engage a process to help create the best action plan for improvement.
Create within your mind your reality and the reflection you want to see. Believe in yourself. Believe in your ability and business acumen. You have value. You have a set of experiences that no one else has. Be confident in who you are and commit to be the best you can be!


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