My husband is one of those people who achieves every goal he sets. He rarely encounters an obstacle that gets in the way of his goals. For years I was envious of his easy success. But I have come to accept that it is his mindset. And I’m changing mine.
Recently I submitted an application for a Public Service Award. I’ve been volunteering for years and it is something I truly enjoy. I’ve even said that if I could volunteer for a living, I would (assuming I was independently wealthy). When the application arrived in my email box I debated about filling it out. I asked someone to help me and submit the application on my behalf. She did. And she told me that no one deserved the award more than I did. When I was considering completing the application a little voice popped up into my head, it said, “You can win this award.” What? In the past I had replayed the story that I had to work hard to achieve ______ (fill in the blank).
I recently told my business coach and everything was clicking easily with my business. I am more confident today than I was two years ago. I know that I am doing the work that I was meant to do. When I first started my business I was thinking small, now I am thinking big. When you change your mindset about one area of your life, such as a challenging relationship with a family member or co-worker, it is amazing how it carries over to every area.
So is your mindset holding you back? What are the little voices in your head telling you about _____ (fill in the blank). As 2010 approaches, establish your business goals and tell yourself you WILL achieve them. Not that you will try, but that you will.