Success Starts with Getting Out-of-the-way!

Success starts with getting out-of-the-way!

Most of us walk around working hard at being busy, doing more, getting better.  We want to win, take it to the next level, go for the gold.  But all too often, we get into our head and let the doubts set in, do the old woulda-shoulda-coulda routine on ourselves, beat ourselves up.  We spin a whole lot of negative energy around in our head.

That spinning is us getting in our own way.  Where does it come from?  Much of it from our past…getting picked last for the neighborhood ball game, told by a grown-up we wouldn’t amount to anything, maybe a supervisor gave us an unflattering employee review…but in reality, where it came from doesn’t really matter.

What matters is what are we going to do about it right now!  Step left, step right, get out of our head and we can do the things we need to do to succeed.

Instead of saying, “I can’t,”  “I’m stuck,” “They did this to me,” we can say, “I can,” “I have options,” “I can do this!”  We get ourselves off the negative spiral and on to a positive spiral.

Positive speak generates more positive energy and that gets us positive behavior getting positive results…because in reality, we have everything we need to do all that we want to do.  It’s about choices in this moment right here right now.  We can choose to wallow, fall behind or give up.

Or, we can choose to step-up!

So, if there is something not working for you, something you are not happy with…ask yourself one of the most powerful questions you can ever ask yourself, “What am I going to do about it?”

Then do it!

Rock on!

 

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About Ernest Lewis

Ernest is owner of E.A. Lewis Consulting where he helps individuals and organizations achieve their personal best! He provides executive and business coaching services including leadership development, team building, continuous improvement, and strategic planning support. Ernest is also a writer, motivational speaker, father of three, and loves to RUN!
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