Irrespective of your age or life experience, you most probably will agree that life is full of ups and downs.
When things don’t go as planned, we immediately think things have gone wrong. So if something happens and throws us slightly off-balance we tend to start doubting ourselves and our abilities.
We all want things to go well. Above all, we want to be winners. So when things don’t go as planned or expected, it can be tough. However, life always throws challenges at us, and we realise we can’t control everything.
Now it’s not what happens that counts, its how you deal with what happens that makes the difference. These strategies will also be helpful if you are considering starting a digital business.
Here are three easy ways that you can always come out on top.
1. Focus on Strengths
We are all an accumulation of contradictions. Sorry to break it to you.
Sometimes we are happy, sad, hopeful, pessimistic, childish or mature.
Even though we consist of many strengths and weaknesses, affecting everything we do, we tend to put more focus on our weaknesses rather than our strengths.
“Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses.
Focus on your character, not your reputation.
Focus on your blessings, not your misfortunes.”
Roy T. Bennett
A strength is something we do consistently well, near-perfect level of performance. Therefore it is something we’re able to do. We are hard-wired to do it well, and we have an inherent satisfaction when doing it.
Therefore it could be things like tackling and solving complex problems. Perhaps you find it easy to empathise with people. In other words, you may have a lively imagination, or you find it easy to throw ingredients together and make a fantastic meal without a recipe.
Doesn’t it make sense to focus on what we do well, with ease than concentrating on all the things that make us struggle?
When we look at what you’re not good at we feel inadequate about our abilities. However, when we focus on our strengths, we are better positioned to get results.
I know a man who hated public speaking, and he identified public speaking as one of his weaknesses.
As he progressed in his career, he found himself needing to perform more presentations which made him shudder and freeze. However, this fear even made him forget parts of his presentation, never able to perform at his best.
The moment he changed his focus from his weaknesses to his strengths, he was surprised to find that he had brilliant social skills. He also discovered he is great in establishing rapport with people quickly, and a great sense of humour.
So by merely focussing on his strengths, he was able to connect with each person in the audience very quickly. Thus he was even surprised at how easy it was and that he wasn’t terrified conducting presentations anymore.
So by focussing on his strengths rather than he weaknesses, he was able to deliver fun, practical and humorous presentations.
2. Set Up Ahead Of Time
We have all had times when we can go right into something and excel by achieving the intended results. Usually, when we are playing to our strengths. However, there are other times when we mess up completely, therefore don’t achieve intended results.
Irrespective of the challenges you are facing, you will stand a better chance of succeeding by planning and setting things up ahead of time.
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
You are going to have to be clear on what exactly you want to achieve.
- What are you expecting to happen?
- What solution or result are you expecting?
The clearer you can be in the outcome you are hoping to achieve the clearer you are going to know what you need to prepare to accomplish the results.
Start breaking the result down into achievable steps to follow.
- can you do to set things up to achieve the desired outcome?
- do you need to have in place?
- will help to make you want to happen?
- are you willing to do to get the desired result?
Irrespective of what your desired results, it will be possible to get the results if you are crystal clear of the desired outcome and the effort needed in setting things in place to achieve the results.
You are more likely to achieve the result if you put time and effort into setting things up beforehand.
3. No Losing Anyway
What is your definition of life?
- Is it getting a job,
- getting married,
- feeling valued
- having fun.
Life isn’t a few things that are specific things. Life is a combination of many different things and events. These things change relevance or importance as your stages of life change.
In brief, it comes down to us being and doing the best for ourselves and for the people we love. Although it can be a struggle at times and other times its a joy. However, the constant in all this change, is what our capacity is to learn, develop and grow.
We have a unique, unparalleled ability to learn, develop, grow and adapt continually.
A great attitude to adopt is to consider that everything you do, irrespective if you achieve the results you want or not, is a step toward reaching your goals.
We only really achieve anything in life by doing something. It is the act of doing that moves us closer to our goals.
Tomas Edison answered after his 207th prototype for the electric light bulb –
“I am not discouraged because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.”
Thomas A. Edison
If you are ever going to get to 100%, you are going to have to go from 1% to 99% first.
If you have the right attitude, we can learn in everything we do, whether we achieve the intended results or not. Therefore it’s just part of the process and the necessary steps forward to our eventual goal.
So with the attitude of no such thing as losing, just learning, developing, growing and adapting.
Perhaps you feel that you are stuck in a rut in your life, you are no longer excited to get up in the mrning to face the day of go to work. Perhaps you are just tired of never having enough money to do the things you want in Life.
Perhaps your own digital business online working around your interests, the things that excite you. You can even start and build your business around your current job so very little risk. Get a FREE training series and find out how you can join the thousands who are starting a digital business.
All the best
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