Wednesday, September 15, 2010
We go in fits and starts throughout the year: success lifting our motivation, failures causing questions and doubt. Readers of this blog have seen the inspiration of personal empowerment and the frustration with those who deter it.
We are wonderfully imperfect and that is the whole point of living.
We must live and learn. To try harder in the eye of failure and to be humble in our success.
So today the message is simple: Achieve the Impossible!
There has never been a time when the naysayers haven't lined up to cross arms and shake heads in the midst of your effort. Allow not those whose time has come and gone to pull back your intent for greatness. They are the reason the word impossible exists.
In every phase of living records are broken, new goals are set and achieved, revenue production is exceeded and new standards are set. We have never gone backward. This mostly because someone comes around who fails to hear the whispers of distraction. If you do not acknowledge the negative, they are powerless.
So Today...you walk from your front door into a world of possibility because you have not acknowledged limits....they do not exist....they are an excuse for the failed effort of others and their inability to transcend short comings.
It's Go Time!
There are 3 Distinct Ways in which you can avoid the negative:
Only If You Notice
We are all driven by our egos. So when a guy elbows you on the way out a 2 way door his hatred literally rubs off on you. When someone cuts you off and pulls up next to you on the street, naturally you want flip them off. These people are miserable and they want to drag you into their misery. When you snap back at them you add fuel to their fire.
Ignore them. They will get back to their car, shake their heads, realize the ass they have become and wallow in their misery alone.
No One Can Resist
Does your smile cause others to look over their shoulder. As if they can't imagine that anyone could be happy...as if they think you must be noticing bird droppings on their head.
I used to bock at those who smiled...wondering how they could do so in the midst of this tortured world. Make no mistake about it, those who smile are courageous! Any coward can frown, grumble and oppose everything.
Is Everything OK?
Those with stored up discontent want to share, be heard and to be validated. If you are strong enough to invite discussion with the malcontent you may find a simple question will empower them...to get their anger off their chest, to get it out in the open and to move on.
All you have to do is invite a question. You may not have to say another word to them there after. They may thank you...and remember your positive intent.
Sometimes the best way to help someone is by helping them understand that their sissy behavior will not be encouraged.
Times are tough, every day has it's set of new challenges, one thing goes right and five new things come up.
We are imperfect! There will never be a time when everything is where it needs to be....this is our opportunity!
Grow Every Day! Stay Positive!
Don't Forget to Remember!