Monthly Archives: May 2015

The non-believer in you

When self-doubt shows up in our thoughts it can overpower our beliefs and we become a non-believer. Sometimes we don’t realise that we have become riddled with doubt and that we are preventing our own success and that of those around us. Being a non-believer does not have to be a permanent state. But in order to move away from this difficult way of being, it does require us to first identify if we are currently a non-believer and then to make the changes required – this is our salvation and tipping point to a brighter possibility as a True Believer. Once we identify that we are a non-believer we are already on our way as we are no longer unaware or in denial. The non-believer in you will then be a distant memory once we master these five success steps: 1. Expire the old stuff 2. Undress your ambition 3. Feel it in advance 4. Cringe at excuses 5. Expect setbacks. In life there is so much to get done and we give so much of ourselves — physically, psychologically, emotionally and financially — to help and support others. Sometimes is it easy to overlook the one person who…

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How to be a True Believer

Many wish their dreams would come true – imagining what their life could be. True Believers don’t wish – they turn dreams into reality by igniting the three superpowers for success – belief, conviction and commitment. Belief The starting line: get in the game. As we begin the marathon that is our life, we are full of belief, but it’s a vision without proof. We know what we want the finish line to look like but there’s no evidence. However our belief at the beginning of the journey is a force of nature that drives us. Self-belief brings hope, trust and resilience for the game ahead. Conviction The journey: play and stay in the game As the game progresses it’s belief that drives you towards the finish line. It doesn’t matter what knocks you get, who says you can or you can’t — conviction is that quality that gives stamina to our belief. When we know why and what we want and how to get there, we persist. True Believers don’t quit! Commitment Cross the finishing line: finish the game As we near the finish line, powered by our belief and conviction, there is a consistent commitment to delivering on…

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Failure is feedback

Any journey to success is about progress. But our progress relies heavily on the way we react to failure. It’s all about what you learn from your failures that matters. Our failure becomes vital feedback for our future success. When we accept that failure is a necessary part of improvement, you learn to be okay with the setbacks. In the short-term it feels easier to play the old and safe game and not risk failure in a new game. The greatest progress lies in our courage to commit to a smarter and bigger game. True Believers expect and accept setbacks and bounce back quickly by taking relentless action to implement – getting the things done that really matter. Thought Leader Peter Cook writes about what successful people have in common. In his book The New Rules Of Management he says: It isn’t great products, charismatic leadership, intelligence, resources, or any of the things we normally associate with success. The one critical element to success is the intent, willingness and ability to implement projects that matter. This applies to our organisations, our teams, and in our lives. I believe there is an implementation imperative for every one of us. We each…

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The excuse addiction

Excuses can come in different forms. We can express them verbally, we can think them, or we can adopt behaviours such as addictions. Disguising problems and numbing the pain is really making an excuse for not finding a solution. I cringe at excuses because excuses mean that we are essentially not taking responsibility for our life. Eckart Tolle in The Power Of Now says: Every addiction arises from an unconscious refusal to face and move through your own pain. Every addiction starts with pain and ends with pain. Whatever the substance you are addicted to — alcohol, food, legal or illegal drugs, or a person — you are using something or somebody to cover up the pain. That is why after the initial euphoria has passed, there is so much unhappiness, so much pain in intimate relationships. They do not cause pain and happiness. They bring out the pain and unhappiness that is already in you. Every addiction does that. Every addiction reaches a point where it does not work for you anymore, and then you feel the pain more intensely than ever. Problems begin when we hide our truth and numb our pain. Relief from pain can also include…

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