All Of Us Make Mistakes!
We all make mistakes but the people who thrive from their mistakes are the successful ones. They are the ones that “Never go back.”
Now, what does that mean?
Let’s see, ask yourself a few questions:
What do you think are the top 10 small business mistakes?
Have you ever made a bad business decision?
Did you learn a valuable lesson from that bad business decision?
I bet you did and the good thing is, once you learned that lesson, you will never go back and you will never do it again.
So you then ask yourself, what are the key “lessons” or “awakenings” or “doorways” that successful people go through that forever change how they do things, which propel them on to succeed in business, relationships and in their life?
Dr. Cloud, who is an acclaimed leadership expert, psychologist and best-selling author, began to study such awakenings and researched them over a number of years.
Although life and business have many lessons to teach us, Dr. Cloud observed 10 “doorways” of learning that high performers go through, never to return again.
Would You Like To Know Those 10 “Doorways”?
OK, here we go…..
Successful people never again…
# 1 – Return to what hasn’t worked.
Whether it’s a job or a broken relationship that was ended for a good reason, we should never go back to the same thing, expecting different results, without something being different.
# 2 – Do anything that requires them to be someone they are not.
In everything we do, we have to ask ourselves, “Why am I doing this? Am I suited for it? Does it fit me? Is it sustainable?” If the answer is no to any of these questions, you better have a very good reason to proceed.
# 3 – Try to change another person.
When you realise that you cannot force someone into doing
something, you give him or her freedom and allow them to experience the consequences. In doing so, you find your own freedom as well.
# 4 – Believe they can please everyone.
Once you discover that it truly is impossible to please everyone, you begin to live purposefully – trying to please the right people.
# 5 – Choose short-term comfort over long-term benefit.
Once successful people know they want something that requires a painful, time-limited step, they do not mind taking that painful step because it gets them to a long-term benefit. Living out this principle is one of the most important differences between successful and unsuccessful people, both personally and professionally.
# 6 – Trust someone or something that appears flawless.
Naturally, we are drawn to things and people that appear “incredible.” We love excellence and should always be looking for it. We should pursue people who are great at what they do, employees who are high performers, dates with exceptional people, friends who have stellar character, and companies that excel.
But when someone or something looks too good to be true, he, she, or it is. The world is imperfect. Period. No one and no thing is without flaw, and if they appear that way, hit pause.
# 7 – Take their eyes off the big picture.
We function better emotionally and perform better in our lives when we can see the big picture. For successful people, no one event is ever the whole story. Winners remember that—each and every day.
# 8 – Neglect to do due diligence.
No matter how good something looks on the outside, it is only by taking a deeper, diligent, and honest look that we will find out what we truly need to know: the reality that we owe ourselves in order to make a decision to proceed or not to proceed.
# 9 – Fail to ask why they are where they find themselves.
One of the biggest differences between successful people and others is that in love and in life, in relationships and in business, successful people always ask themselves – what part am I playing in this situation? Said another way, they do not see themselves only as victims, even when they are.
# 10 – Forget that their inner life determines their outer success.
The good life sometimes has little to do with outside circumstances. We are happy and fulfilled mostly by who we are on the inside. Research validates that. And our internal lives largely contribute to producing many of our external circumstances.
And, The Converse Is True:
People who are still trying to find success in various areas of life can almost always point to one or more of these “doorways” as a reason they are repeating the same mistakes.
Again, Everyone Makes Mistakes…
Everyone, without exception, will make mistakes – even the most successful people out there. But, what achievers do better than others is recognising the patterns that are causing those mistakes and then never repeating them again.
In short, they learn from pain—their own pain and the pain of others.
Something To Remember!
A good thing to remember is this: pain is unavoidable.
But, repeating the same pain twice when we could choose to learn and do something different, then pain is certainly avoidable.
You know, we don’t need new ways to fail….the old ones are working just fine!”
Our task, in business and in life, is to observe what they are, and never go back to doing them again.
For existing businesses and those of you who are thinking of starting your own business – the top 10 small business mistakes, “lessons”, “awakenings” or “doorways” – whatever term you prefer to use, will be of huge benefit.
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