It’s all about your attitude whether you succeed or fail in life. The great thing about our mind is that we can chose our attitude and be aware about our obstacles. Here are 3 points to consider:
1. Do not give up
Even if the problem seems unsolvable, do try to solve it. Do not give up. Do ask for help, consider other options. If I tell you to carry 100 rocks from point A to B, you will be exhausted before you are finished if you carry one rock at a time. If you find a wheelbarrow or a friend with a wheelbarrow your task will be done faster with the desired outcome, the rocks are now located at point B. If you get a truck you might even finish it much easier and faster. There is one certain guaranteed way to fail any task, and that is not trying. So whatever the obstacle choose to try!
2. Oh, no! There is change coming along
Change can be good or bad. But there is almost no way you can know beforehand. You can cut off a finger, and it might not be bad, if while visiting the hospital and win the jackpot $15,000,000 that could be a consolation. When change is entering your life, try to stay positive as you will not know if the change is good or bad, until long time after. You can make a choice to be positive, and if you do, most changes will be good. If a change create an obstacle, do not say “I told you so,” rather read number one again.
3. Adjust the action steps
There is one saying from Confucius:
“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”
There is no reason to stay fat if your diet failed. There is no reason to feel as a failure if you did not manage to get the report in on time. If you do not reach your goals, do not adjust the goals. Do not think of yourself as a failure. It is all in the actions. You need to do something different! Does that require change? Read point number 2 again. Is it creating an obstacle?
Read point number 1 again. When it comes to attitude you have a few choices, either give it a try and have a fighting chance or do not try and be sure not to succeed. Either you will stay positive and embrace change and try to make it good or be negative and fight the change that’s around the corner making the change a failure.
When it comes to not reaching your goals either adjust your actions or give up and never reach your goal. If your attitude is the other way around you will be certain to fail, but you will have the chance.