This three letter word will stop you from achieving greatness unless you eliminate it from your vocabulary.
When I hear this word, I know it is coming from a person who is stuck on average. The gap between dreaming and achieving is so large that he cannot move forward in his life. Like a hamster on a perpetual wheel he will look back on his life and see that nothing was accomplished and all his great talent was wasted on effort while missing the mark on achievement.
It is a word that many people use. In fact, most people equate the use of this word as a just description of their effort. But in reality, this word forms the mental picture of effort without accomplishment. It depicts an image of a long and winding journey will be long, and they relish more of the fact they are on a journey than arriving at a destination.
That word is “try”.
I often hear people say they are “trying” to lose weight. Now when I hear that phrase, I know right away they are not achieving the end goal of shedding a number of pounds each day or week. This would be accomplishment. Instead they are making some effort toward the goal with the psychological intent to remain in an effort without achieving the goal.
Do you see the difference? If you wish to mentally prepare yourself for achievement, then you must describe your end goal in a definitive manner. "I will reduce my carbs by ½ each day in order to lose 1 pound per week. If I don’t achieve my goal after two weeks, I will adjust another area of my diet."
You see how adding definitive and measurable achievement in your effort to achieve a goal makes a huge difference?
So, what are you “trying” to do? Have you done it? I would wager that you very likely have not. Our thoughts drive our actions and our spoken words have the power to direct our thoughts. Words are very powerful. So begin to train your mind to think in definitive goals and achievements.
Look at an area in your life or business today. Stop “trying” to get the team motivated, stop “trying” to call clients, stop “trying” to…………..
And start doing, achieving, and accomplishing your goals.
Angela Decoteau (Deck-uh-toe)
Success Strategist, Awesome Activator
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