Create Greater Confidence, Momentum and Focus – Right Now
My five-year-old daughter recently announced, “I know how to spell my friend’s name. We call him RJ.”
“How do you spell that, honey?”
With a big smile she lifted her chin and said, “R – J.”
You have to admire that sort of mastery. And we did! With cheers we celebrated her achievement. And do you know what happened next? She spent the rest of the day attempting to spell nearly every word she encountered.
Which provides us with an important reminder: Somewhere along the way most people begin expecting success – and therefore, they quit celebrating the wins. Thus, quite subtly, confidence begins to wane. Momentum begins to erode. And focus shifts more consistently to what’s not working, which ultimately results in one thing: fewer wins.
What would it be worth to you if, right now – today – you could build more confidence, forward momentum and stronger focus around you?
If this appeals, we challenge you to conduct the following experiment. Today, conduct three separate celebrations:
- Identify one area where you are excelling. What is something you’ve been doing well lately, especially under trying circumstances? Give yourself some credit and celebrate in your own way.
- What is something the team around you is doing well? Shock your teammates and enhance the next meeting by pointing out something about the team that amazes or excites you. And then ask others what they believe is contributing to the successes that are evident.
- Perhaps most importantly, on your drive home, identify one important quality you’re going to highlight with your family tonight – and then enjoy the difference this focus makes.
Life will throw my daughter tougher words to spell than R-J, but her strategy for success should never change.