I was getting dressed the other day and putting on my belt noticed that I was on the last hole of my size 36 belt. I had just had this belt on yesterday. How could my belt have gotten smaller overnight?
The fact of the matter is my belt didn’t shrink, my waist simply got wider (and not overnight). It’s been happening over a peroid of time. But what would happen if I continued to look for answers to this problem outside of myself. It’s easy to see I’d never solve the real problem.
People make the same mistake in business. When they don’t get the results they want they blame factors outside themselves. It’s the company, the customer, the boss, the economy, the spouse, etc. Not that these and other things can’t create hurdles but that’s all they are, things that you must get over to get what you want.
How to get the results you want
We are the sum total of our behavior. If you are not getting the results you want, waist size, weight, leads, sales, followers, etc. then change your activity.
The right activity drives the desired results. What would happen if you….
- blogged every day
- walked/ran every day
- double your giving
- spent 1/2 hour on social media everyday
- ate with your family
- watched less TV
- stopped eating fast food
- did something nice for someone without any expectation for anything in return
- asked someone to mentor you
- asked someone if you could mentor them
- or ______________ (you fill in the blank)
This is just a short list off the top of my head but there are lots of behaviors we can change to drive the results we want. We just have to stop looking for the answers outside of ourselves.
But this is human nature, to blame our issues on anything/anyone but ourselves. Humans are notorious finger pointers. The problem with this is that when you don’t properly diagnose an issue it’s likely you won’t come up with the correct solution.
“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein
Just be sure to take the additional step of turning thinking to action/activity.
Finally be thankful for your problems…If you woke up this morning without any problems you woke up without a business to run, job to do, relationship to work on, etc.
Now, I’m off to the gym to see if I can get my belt to stop shrinking.