If you’ve ever found yourself frustrated getting the same results or finding yourself in the same situation despite doing everything you could think of to change, you might get some insight from this episode.
If you fail to learn from the past, you are destined to repeat it.
I know this sounds very absolute, but whether you agree or disagree on face value it might be worth a moment of reflection.
As I’ve said in previous episodes, the results you have in your business and your life are the cumulative effects of all your decisions and actions up to this point.
Chances are, if you’re anything like me, you can look back and identify some common patterns and tendencies, which lead to familiar, if undesirable, results.You are the variable in your own success. Click To Tweet
Maybe your tendency is to withdraw, or maybe it’s to attack. Maybe your tendency is to accept everything on it’s face, maybe it’s to analyze every situation to death. Maybe you’re great at starting, but lousy at finishing. Maybe your gut reaction is to say “yes” to everything, maybe it’s to say “no”.In every situation you face, personal or professional, you are the common denominator. Click To Tweet
Whatever pattern you can identify, from there you can start to connect the dots between your habitual or natural reaction and decision making process and the results your experiencing in your business.
The goal here is to identify what I referred to in a previous video as The Problem Behind The Problem In Your Business.
And don’t overlook the apparent contradictions. They can reveal deeper themes and insights as to what you are really reacting.If you're facing success or facing failure, is your tendency to step on the gas, coast, or step on the break? Click To Tweet
As this reflection leads to some awareness and hopefully new insight, what happens next?
Here are a couple tips to get started.
- Start small. There are very few problems so sever in a business that they warrant burning the whole thing down and starting from scratch. More often than not there are a few simple tweaks that can have dramatic results. Look for just a couple small opportunities to start making simple changes on a day to day basis.
- Set up routines. Start by spending even just 3-5 minutes a day completely focused on what you want – practicing that new behavior with mindfulness and positive intent. It may not feel like much, but it plants the seed for growth.
- Grow and expand. Once you’ve planted the seeds, start looking for opportunities to nurture them and allow them to grow and expand in to stronger habits and better results.
- Celebrate your progress. Recognize, acknowledge, and celebrate the small wins a long the way. The payoff in your business isn’t at the end, it’s in the day to day small victories and successes. Always remember to look for and celebrate them.
And as a final thought I’ll close with another famous quote, this one from George Santayana.
Those who fail to learn from the past are destined to repeat it.
Here are a couple good articles I came across in preparing for this video:
How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything on swimswam.com
How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything from Antranik.org
How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything from FeelingSuccess.com
In this video I mentioned T. Harv Eker’s book Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, which I read a few years ago and LOVED. I highly recommend it, especially if you you are working to improve your mindset and beliefs around wealth and money. If you would like to check it out, please consider using my Amazon affiliate link below.
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P.S. If you liked the tips provided in this episode you might also get value from my free report, 3 Steps to Increasing the Value of Your Time.