Success is something that most of us think about on a regular basis, whether it’s our success, someone else’s success or our kid’s success. We think often about how to reach our goals, what will help us be successful, and what we can do to have other people’s success. We like thinking about success more, but we think about our failures a lot too. We think about what we did wrong, and sometimes we can’t get past the wrong to what we can do different in the future so we don’t repeat the same failure.
Our success is often limited to our ability to believe we can do it and we can get there. If we believe it’s impossible it probably will be. But if we believe that we are powerful, capable beings, beings who are allowed to have and reach big dreams we’ll have a big portion of what’s necessary to help us reach those goals.
When we take the time to think things through, to make a plan, to dream up ideas, to research possible means of accomplishing and then to believe that we’re ready to make those dreams a reality, we’re more likely to see them come to fruition. Each of these steps brings you closer to guaranteed success, of course there’s never a 100% guarantee, but having done all these steps makes you more likely to realize it will or won’t work out, the steps to pursue, and whether there’s a need to do more research before taking any action to make sure that your dream could be a reality.
Thinking things through can take a lot of stress off communications, presentations and decision making, as well as reduce the likelihood of asking the wrong questions, or making snap judgments that will blow up in your face. Thinking a little more is also helpful in expanding your perspective. I’ve met too many people lately who assumed they had to be right and there was no possibility they were wrong or that there was another option. It made for some very uncomfortable conversations and some pissed off people. Take the time to think things through and you’ll find you have more success in general as well as more of the success you want and are enjoying life more than ever.
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!” Dr. Seuss