It’s simple, it really is! Believe in yourself, in your success, and in your ability to get there. Sure it helps you but it can also influence others. The individuals you target along with everyone else you encounter!
OK, you’ve heard it before. But have you started working on it, the self-belief part? Let me give you a formula for this self-belief.
1) Vision. See it of course, but go beyond seeing your success to feeling it. Goal setting is necessary in this development. Writing out goals is a challenging process for many. So challenging that few do it. Have you done it? Put on paper what you want to achieve. Be specific about what it is you want. Be exact about what day you want it to happen and most importantly create the feeling you will have as you live your goals. Some call it dreaming… but do it while you are awake. Decide what it will feel like, decide how you will act, decide what you will say. It will help you in your visioning, your goal-setting. Become what you want to be. Act the way you want to act. Think the way you will think when you become what you want to be. See it happening! You are transforming yourself into what you want to be. And here’s a key word for the journey — FOCUS! Focus on the goal (that’s visioning) and the picture will trigger the goal reaching process inside you, and what is inside causes you to take the actions necessary for you to become what you want to be. It starts when you make your dreams real in your mind so you can call on them at any time. You can feel it –Focus! That’s Vision!
2) Positive Atmosphere. Positive people see success, negative people see obstacles. Do you believe dthat? Individuals in my audiences say they do. In fact I’ve never had an argument about it. Now I do know negative individuals who have success but they fight it more because they focus on the “I Can’t” before deciding on the “I Can.” Why not focus on the positive? The path to achievement, to success, is quicker. Will you have to overcome obstacles? Probably. But if you travel with a positive atmosphere you create a positive environment. It’s what you bring to the issues, to the meeting, to the committee, to the challenge; you bring a positive approach to the issue and make it easier to see and create success. What do you see when you view your success? Do you see why you can’t achieve or do you see the prize. Do you focus on your talents and what you can do or the obstacles and the difficultly in thinking differently? It’s up to you, no one else. Do you focus on creating a positive atmosphere — and then living in it — and sharing it? It’s a choice. Get positive about how you think, how you act, and how you talk to yourself. Start now to live in a positive atmosphere. It’s your choice!
3) Risk. The truth is we must take risk as we travel to success. If we stay where we are, do not risk, then we stay where we are. It’s safe but there’s no development or growth. It’s easy to pick out the individuals who have failed to risk in their lives. They are all around you. Doing what they have always done and remaining where they have always been. Sometimes they might tell you what they could have been or what they could have done. Ask they why they didn’t reach what they could have done. In some way they will get to the fact that they didn’t go after it. Perhaps they had a challenge, or a tragedy, or perhaps they were just comfortable. The reason is not important but the fact is they didn’t risk something new, something different. To go somewhere you’ve never been you have to do something you’ve never done. We need to attempt new feats to reach new heights! And the exciting part of being a risk taker is that we learn and climb as we discover new processes and ideas. Risk-taking becomes a way of life and moves us forward, we become comfortable taking risk. When we become risk takers we grow. Focus on growing, getting better- become a risk taker.
When we combine Vision, with Positive Atmosphere and Risk taking we start to trust ourselves and we start to believe in our talents, possibilities, opportunities, goals, and actions. We believe in our selves and what we can accomplish. We become comfortable reaching out and trying new things. Failure does not scare us. We understand we will stumble at times but we believe enough in ourselves not to worry about a temporary setback. That’s living life with an I CAN PLAY attitude. When you get there your Focus will change. You will stay focused on success. It’s a way of life.
Once you get this I CAN PLAY attitude, you will give it to others. You can’t help it. Your actions will influence others — the ones you target and the individuals you will never know that you’ve helped. You can change the way people think about themselves and success!