If you research the subject personal development you will get lots of key ideas and as many gurus again writing about the subject.
Let’s quote some of the writers on the subject and see what they have to say.
At various times I have claimed the key to self-development is commitment, belief, understanding your values, motivation and hiring me as to be your life coach – Tim Brownson Life Coach
All of the experts agree on one thing, your actions are a true reflection of your thinking and your attitude matters so much. Our attitude is the one thing we have total control over. Your attitude makes all the difference between a winning and losing in whatever endeavour you undertake, let it be sport or business. It is further said that you can change anything and everything if you change your mind-set. What the mind can conceive and believe the mind can achieve.
Another writer on the subject Scott Cofer from self-improvement training makes the following statement. So what does the word kaizen mean? Well, it’s made up of 2 parts – “Kai” meaning change, and “Zen” meaning good. Literally, “good change”, but in practice it is more commonly called “slow, continuous improvement.
Back in 1980 at the beginning of the last recession I was hired as an agent selling insurance business to business. A crucial part of the training was dedicated to developing the right mental attitude as our survival was dependent upon coping with rejection daily.
Where will you be ten years from now if you continue doing what you are doing now?
Everyone wants something
No matter what it is: money, position, prestige, some special achievement, love, a happy marriage a home? Everyone yearns for some kind of fulfilment to be happy, to be healthy to be wealthy and to experience the true riches of life is a universal desire and it is those inner urges which inspire us to action.
A simple question to ask yourself… Why does one person succeed and another person fail?
There is an answer and I found that answer back in 1990 when I was asked to study a programme for education and executive development and the answer was to control my attitude by staying focused on my burning desire or goal and when I was confronted with problems focus on the solutions. The most important piece of advice I got was to the deliberate use of self motivators.
When the going gets tough – the tough get going
Where there is nothing to lose by trying and a great deal to gain if successful – by all means try – DO IT NOW
Every adversity has the seed of an equal or greater benefit – DO IT NOW
For every NO answer we are getting closer to a YES answer
When using the self motivators it is very important to ACT on the statement DO IT NOW every time because if you don’t act there and then the thought will pass and the statement will remain just that – a statement not an action.
Today right at this moment in every part of the world there are those who wonder what action they can take to move them closer to their goals, many will reach their goals but most will continue to wonder, dream, and wish but then after time has passed they awake with the shock to find themselves standing in the same spot at which they dreamed. The dream remains but the opportunity has gone.
Does that statement seem familiar?
One idea to help you direct your efforts is to get a pen and paper.
Write at the top of the paper a meaningful aim high goal you would like to achieve. Draw a line down the middle using the left side to list the challenges and obstacles you will encounter. On the right hand side list all of the positive things that will happen as a result of you achieving your goal. This will help you to prepare and overcome the challenges as they arise. More importantly it will help you keep your mind off the things you don’t want and on the things you want, the things that will support the achievement of your goal.
Design a simple self help programme for yourself such as:
Reading self help book
Associating with positive enthusiastic forward thinking people
Take night classes on a subject near and dear to your heart
Whatever you do – act now and don’t put off to tomorrow what you can do right here and right now, once you get started it will eventually become a habit and the new habit will replace the old.
When you get started develop the success reflex known as the R2A2 formula and as with any formula it is made up of individual parts, let’s analyse them.
The R2A2 Formula
R – Recognise… the principle, idea or technique
It helped someone else, and I can see the results, it will work for me if I use it – that’s for me
R – Relate… is to connect or join together, to establish a relationship
What does it mean to ME, what will the success principle, idea or technique do for me – at this stage you need to relate the principle, idea or technique to yourself
A -Assimilate… is to incorporate, to absorb or to become part of
How can I absorb the principles, ideas or techniques into my behaviour so that they can become part of me? How can I develop a success habit and reflex so that the right thing will get done?
A – Action… is to use, follow through, doing
How am I going to use what I have learned, when am I going to start. Ask yourself these questions and then state to yourself DO IT NOW and act on the statement once stated.
Remember use your own success reflex – DO IT NOW, THAT FOR ME or whatever appeals to you but do whatever is necessary to follow through on the statement by acting on it.