Find your mindset of evolution, don’t stagnate and become extinct – there is always a way, believe it, believe in yourself, believe in your abilities.
What creates success?
Is it innate talents? Are you predestined to be the side-kick and never the heroine? Always being Number Two and never Number One – is that your set lot in life? What you are born with that’s all you get?
No it damned well isn’t.
Practise, courage, determination. Develop your abilities and understanding through dedication and hard-work. Not very sexy is it? Things ain’t gonna magically appear no matter how many lamps you rub.
Grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day in, day out, not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years, and working really hard to make that future a reality. Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint. (Angela Lee Duckworth)
And to have this grit you need the mindset that growth is possible with grit. That having talent is a starting point not a finish line. That even if you feel you don’t have talent you still get out there and practise and stick at it. Do that and, while the genie may not appear, you will find that you now have this thing called talent.
I have a talent for tying my shoelaces. I didn’t used to but I practised and now I can do it with my eyes closed.
I can play “An English Country Garden” on the keyboard. I originally couldn’t but I believed that with practise I could – and now I can.
I couldn’t get up and speak to a crowd of people. The idea was preposterous. And yeah, the first time was hard and sucked a bit, the second time was a little better, and now I stand up and speak whenever I can and each time I get a little better. Apparently I have a ‘talent’ for it, or so I am told.
You can’t do *the thing* yet.
I heard about a high school in Chicago where students had to pass a certain number of courses to graduate, and if they didn’t pass a course, they got the grade “Not Yet.” And I thought that was fantastic, because if you get a failing grade, you think, I’m nothing, I’m nowhere. But if you get the grade “Not Yet”, you understand that you’re on a learning curve. It gives you a path into the future. (Carol Dweck)
Use the power of evolution, growth, and faith to make your life and business your success.
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There's times when you need to hitch a lift, there's times when the galaxy just isn't guiding you in the right direction, there's times when all you need is the answer (yes I know the ultimate answer is 42 but there are many other questions).
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