Holding the vision for yourself as being a person capable of long term success is vital when it comes to business and careers. Human nature is to focus on all the things that went wrong or could go wrong. How do you counteract this? Review past events from your life and see your track record. Count every success, no matter how big or small. You will most likely see quite a bit of success. Now, let’s build on it.
You have been successful in the past at some things, so it is likely that you will have success now and in the future. You are a person who is capable of success. When you try something new, you, then, start from a place of being capable.
This vision helps counteract the fear of the “unknown” because you have already brought some “known” factors forward.
I can practically hear you thinking, “How can I know I will be successful at XYZ? Some people do fail and not everything works out all the time.”
Here’s the thing, people who have long-term success change and adapt. If something isn’t working, they tweak it or shift the vision slightly or even a lot. They keep experimenting and keep learning. They don’t throw their hands up in the air and say, “I give up.”
I have created programs where no one signed up. Not everything was an immediate success for me. What did I do when this happened? I changed and adapted. I tweaked what I offered and/or changed the marketing. I learned from it.
When I started my company several years ago, I noticed after about two to three years, that many of my colleagues who started their companies around the same time, had quit their businesses already. I knew I was in it for the long haul. I knew I had something great to offer and I would not quit because I saw myself as a person capable of long term success.
Journal prompt: What do I notice when I see myself as a person capable of long term success? (Revised 3/15/2017)
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Sheri Kaye Hoff
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