If you want to make progress you must stop justifying that it's OK to be where you are. Be aware of justifications that take you out of the game: "It's too hard; it will take too long; I'm not smart enough; customers just don't understand; change is not safe; the economy is so bad I should be grateful for what I have; I'll start tomorrow."
ADVICE Who, not what, is holding you back? The answer may surprise you By Shari Bench ho’s holding you back? You are 10 steps in eliminating the things positive and encouraging thoughts. W already spend time thinking about what you want in life, but how often do you consider why in life that hold you back. 1. Examine your thoughts Continue this process until you have retrained your thoughts to be natu- rally positive and encouraging you have yet to achieve what you How you think about yourself and want? What is your barrier to what your opportunities are in direct align- 2. Clarity you need on your route? ment with your results. Believe in Lack of clarity can weaken your prog- Maybe your company isn’t pro- yourself and your ability to create ress. If you know you want to do some- viding enough support. Maybe your the results you want to achieve. thing different but have not brought DM has yet to really analyze your Sometimes your thoughts are clarity to the results you are trying to route and offer advice. Maybe you ingrained so deeply you are not achieve, you are stifling your progress. think customers are taking advantage even aware of how negative they Invest time in yourself and your future through liberal interpretation of their may be. Make a conscious effort to by allocating time to contemplate the responsibilities with your TP arrang- replay your thoughts during the day. results you wish to achieve. If you ments. It’s time to realize that most of Recognize negative thoughts and have become frustrated and confused your barriers are created by you. Here discard them, then replace them with about what you really want, this is Enter 52 at “e-inquiry” on professionaldistributormagazine.com June 2010 www.professionaldistributormagazine.com 37 ADVICE where you begin. Each day create an that take you out of the game: “It’s responsibility to change your results. environment (meditate, take a walk, too hard; it will take too long; I’m not Eliminating blame releases a shadow relax) where you can clear your mind smart enough; customers just don’t over your thoughts, and you begin to and place yourself into your desired understand; change is not safe; the see the accountability you have had future. economy is so bad I should be grate- all along and the opportunities that are ful for what I have; I’ll start tomorrow.” all around you. 3. Habits and choices The reality is dealing with justifi- Y
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