Hiccups can sometimes be a hand-upPosted on July 4th, 2011 6 comments
It’s a fact of life that everyone makes mistakes and the busier you are and the more you do, the more mistakes you will make. The important differentiating factor between ordinary people and extraordinary people is how well they deal with these inevitable ups and downs of life.
The circumstances may be out of our control, however we can always choose how we respond. At any moment in time you can choose to be a victim or a victor. Victims take a negative worldview, seeing life as a stream of problems, unfairness and injustice. Their expectations are generally low and in turn they don’t get much.
People with a victor mentality on the other hand, have positive worldview and continually see opportunities and possibilities. They believe that everything happens for a reason. They approach their lives, their work, and their relationships with optimism, joy, and a general attitude of positive expectations. They expect success and in turn, are seldom disappointed.
Mistakes are a big part of everyday life business, but it’s how you react to them that will determine your destiny. If you fear mistakes and hiccups to the extent that you never take risks, you’ll never grow. If you choose to learn from them, you become the kind of person who welcomes obstacles and setbacks as opportunities to flex your mental muscles and move ahead.
Feedback comes in many forms. Not progressing in your career in the way that you desire? Then review where your focus has been. Here are three steps you can take immediately to put these ideas into action:
1 - think of your biggest problem or challenge in life at the moment. Imagine it has been sent to help you, to teach you something valuable. What could it be?
2 - be willing to cut your losses and walk away if you have made a mistake or a bad choice. Accept that you are not perfect, you can’t be right all the time, and then just get on with life.
3 - learn from your hiccups. Write down the lessons they contain. Use your mistakes in the present as a hand-up to even greater success in the future.
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6 responses to “Hiccups can sometimes be a hand-up”
Truer words were never spoken. As hard as it is sometimes, I try hard to remember to ask “why is this happening now and what are my options for positive movement.” We all get in bad moods and lose that perspective now and then, but I say if we can keep that even half the time we are SO much better off. Good reminder!
You are spot on here Sue - so long as we continue to look forward and not backwards there is always something we can do
So true, if you are interested in being successful and not making mistakes you are not trying hard enough to be successful.
You’ve got it Mitch!
Course correction is always better than perfection!
Love this post, Heidi. Hadn’t thought of victim vs. victor before. Nice way to illustrate two very different ways of thinking and being in the world. Thanks!
Thanks Jenny - yes it is a good distinction you are either above the line or dipping below!
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