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One Minute Motivator # 358

One Minute Motivator # 358

Know what will make you fail and plan what to do when it happens.

Just as you must know what success looks like, you must know what failure is and what you will do if it happens.

As you work towards your goals, you will have setbacks. Do you know which setbacks are permanent and how you will “bail” when they occur? If you think through what can go wrong, you can avoid quitting too soon. Also your response time to problems will be much better allowing you to get back on track sooner.

What problems are you headed for and what will you do about them?

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One Minute Motivator # 322

One Minute Motivator # 322

What to do when things have gone wrong.

Here are six things you can do to help turn around a bad situation.

1. First don’t make yourself crazy. Recognize what went wrong but don’t let it paralyze you. You need to be able to think in the midst of failure.

2. Focus on what you can change. No sense on trying things you can’t change, your only hope is in the areas where you can change.

3. Remind yourself of what you have done right. This stops you from changing something that is working and helps you lower the stress levels.

4. Reconsider what you consider failure. Maybe what happened is OK if you look at it differently. This could save a lot of time and grief.

5. Ask for help. You are in over your pay grade; time to bring in the pros.

6. Reevaluate the desired outcome. Maybe you can use this outcome instead of the one you were looking for.

You can pull this off, just keep breathing and look for a positive way out of this, chances are you will be OK.

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One Minute Motivator # 276

One Minute Motivator # 276

Six ways to overcome resistance to getting something done.

Here is how to avoid getting stuck trying to get a goal accomplished.

1. Be aware you are resisting something. Acknowledge you have a problem.

2. Remove distractions. Quiet the phone, stop checking emails, and concentrate on the task at hand.

3. Schedule it. Put it on your calendar and make an “appointment” to do it.

4. Start even when you are not ready. Don’t wait for things to be perfect.

5. Don’t expect instant gratification. Things take time, accept it.

6. Get started and stay with it. You have to do the work.

Recognize something that has been holding you back?

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One Minute Motivator # 275

One Minute Motivator # 275

Stop saying you just don’t have what it takes and start practicing.

Saying you just don’t have the right genes to do something may fool some people but you know the truth is that you are not putting in the effort.

Genetics play a part, but most of what holds us back is our lack of commitment to practicing until we gain mastery. Maybe you won’t be the best in your field, but I bet you can be a contender. Just committing to making more effort will improve your performance. And once you really put your heart into it, the results will amaze you.

Stop blaming your genes and give it a shot.

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One Minute Motivator # 272

One Minute Motivator # 272

It will be better than you imagined.

Most people overestimate how bad things will be and underestimate how good things will be.

When you think about things move your estimated outcome up a notch. Odds are you are being too pessimistic about outcomes. You miss opportunities because you do not pursue things that appear too hard. Or you don’t realize how good something can be. Either way your natural pessimism holds you back.

Ready to find out how good something really is?

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One Minute Motivator # 268

One Minute Motivator # 268

Five things you must fail at in order to be successful.

Being a failure at these things almost guarantees your success.

Here are five things to fail at:

1. Fail at achieving your original plan. You need to be flexible as things change.

2. Fail at feeling completely prepared and confident. You need to start before you are ready.

3. Fail at pleasing everyone, you can never make everyone happy, why try?

4. Fail at feeling OK all the time. You will have stress if you are putting yourself out there.

5. Fail at doing it all yourself. You can never do it all yourself.

OK are you ready to fail in order to make it big?

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One Minute Motivator # 251

One Minute Motivator # 251

When you are stuck solving a problem, change your vantage point.

Taking a different viewpoint could be the key to a new outcome.

Sometimes when you drop something on the floor you have to change your vantage point to gain new information on their position. So it is with issues you are trying to solve. Looking at the issue from a different viewpoint may give you new information that can help you. Search for additional ways you can view the problem so you give yourself new options.

What alternate vantage point can you use today?

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One Minute Motivator # 238

One Minute Motivator # 238

Want to ditch someone or something; make a transition in your life.

If you have people or situations hanging on to you that you want to jettison, set up a change in your life. This will give you the opportunity to get those out of your life.

We all have people or situations that seem to follow us around and hang onto use even though we do not want them. That is the time to set up a change in your life that requires new people or situations to be brought in. Shake things up and watch the bad stuff fall away.

Is it time for a shake up in your life?

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One Minute Motivator # 227

One Minute Motivator # 227

It is just not worth trying to please everybody.

Trying to make 100% of your friends, customers, relatives, etc happy is just not an efficient use of your time or money. You have to let some of them go.

Once you get past a certain point, it stops being feasible to make the remaining segment happy. That last segment takes way, way more time, effort and probably money to satisfy. Accept that you can’t please them all and be happy you have saved yourself endless grief.

Who can you let go of today?

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One Minute Motivator # 220

One Minute Motivator # 220

The secret to success in one sentence.

Put away the self-help books and DVDs, here it is.

Success is about having a clear vision of what you want and having the desire to go get it, no matter what. It isn’t any more complicated then that. Follow that advice and success is your.

One thing they left out: take action now!

© 2015, Edward W. Smith, oneminutemotivators.com

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