If You Knew You Couldn’t Fail

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THE MAN WHO NEVER MADE A MISTAKE, NEVER MADE ANYTHING!

 “To guarantee success, act as if it were impossible to fail.” –  Dorothea Brande

How would you do things differently, if you knew that you couldn’t fail? How many things that you have never done would you now attempt if success was inevitable? Makes you think doesn’t it?

Some might say that to take these words at face value, you would soon become a laughing stock; someone who was thought of as “not altogether there!” And yet … isn’t it possible that by first having a willingness to attempt things that you are much more likely to succeed than someone who doesn’t even try? Secondly if you have an anticipation that things will go well for you, aren’t they are more likely to go in that direction, than if you attempt to do something in a half-hearted attitude?

In the end we all chose how to live our lives, who we will listen to and whose opinions we reject. If you are able to ignore and be independent of the good or bad opinion of others, then you will no longer be concerned with what people think of you. Instead you will be free to chose to act or not act when opportunity comes
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Also it’s worth pointing out here, the more mistakes you make, the more you’ll learn and the more likelihood of you being successful in the long run! I often tell my clients “If you are going to make a mistake, you might as well make a big one! That way you’ll learn so much more quickly than someone who is in a state of trepidation or fear about making mistakes!

Happy Thinking

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CAN YOU SEE THE WOOD FOR THE TREES?

 Effective people are not problem-minded; they’re opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.” – Stephen Covey

When it comes to the way you look at life are you problem focused or solution focused? My work as a Coach demands that within my conversations with my clients I must stay solution focused, despite the negativity that often presents itself.

Although being human myself I understand how frustrating life gets and how difficult it is sometimes to see the wood for the trees. I have to become that other tree that steps into the picture to help my clients to see the path out of the forest of their problems.

It’s no good to have a “pity party” and agree with the client that things are as bad as they believe them to be. To become effective in this scenario, we must discover the opportunities that our circumstances have delivered to us.

The next time life challenges you; ask yourself is this a problem to solve or an opportunity to grow? It’s probably both, but which way of thinking makes you the happiest?