If you are like most of us, we have been programmed from an early age with mental scripts that are running in our sub-conscious mind. Yes, in did say – subconscious mind.
Research and studies have noted the subconscious mind has been the primary location for limiting beliefs and other types of blocks to our productivity and performance.
The Good News is You Can Change these Old Scripts with New Scripts which align with Your Goals. Whether these goals are personal or business related – it does not matter since the process or system works. A proven process will place you in control of your personal destiny.
Take a moment to watch Robin L Graham introduce the process used to put you in control of your thoughts and actions. Click on continue to watch this very cool and nature filled video – the starting point for you changing your life…
This the twelfth and final part of the twelve part series on learning how to Breakthrough to the Next Level.
H in Breakthrough equals Honesty
The letter H is found twice in the word breakthrough and also has twice as many possible words to use for successful breakthroughs. However, one word is always at the front line of need and controversy – Honesty.
Why is Honesty so important to the ability to breakthrough. I have several reasons and here are my views…
This the eleventh part of the twelve part series on learning how to Breakthrough to the Next Level.
G in Breakthrough equals Gratitude
Gratitude is much more than a word in my opinion, it is the core for being able to recognize opportunities and possible breakthrough in our life. Meaning our personal and professional life can be heavily influenced by the level of gratitude we use. It is the one thing that can multiple itself during our lifetime and gives us unlimited opportunities.
So what is gratitude and how does it impact your life?
This the tenth part of the twelve part series on learning how to Breakthrough to the Next Level.
U in Breakthrough equals Urgency
The word Urgency is a key word for successful breakthroughs and success in life and business. I have watched some people delay and delay an opportunity until the window of opportunity closes down. A sense of urgency is probably more important today than in years past. Why? Because of the instant access to information and the viral flow of good or bad information.
So what can you do to improve the sense of urgency in your life?
There are several things you can do to insure a sense of urgency and the impact upon your success is very strong. Here are a four suggestions for improving your sense of urgency…
- Know Your Style – I will start here since your behavioral style will heavily influence your decision making and ability to use urgency as an advantage. Certain style patterns play to a sense of urgency and quick decisions. The people who possess this patten are quick, fast decision makers, aggressive and usually launch prior to perfecting their plans. Another style pattern limits the natural flow of urgency as people with this pattern will prefer to study the process, slow down their decision making, look for safety over any risk, and avoid confrontation with others. These people are possessive of information, slow decision makers, laid back, causal and overly patience with them-self and others.
- Know Your Priorities – Your priorities will become your tie-breakers during periods of stress, fast paced environments and even crisis time. When you know what is truly important, decisions can be made that are meaningful to you and your organization. When people have no idea about their performance priorities or are fuzzy about what is important – then a sense of urgency could be misused. Again, the key here is to know what is important and focus all your efforts upon achieving the important. I have seen people misuse their time doing tasks and activities that have zero to little impact upon their important goals and objectives.
- Beware of Perfect – Too often great ideas and breakthrough ideas are lost due to people having to plan – a perfect plan – before launching, executing or taking any form of action. An old friend advised me one day as I was over-planning a project, simply stating – Done is Better than Perfect! What a concept. Create a sense of urgency to launch and get things done. Even if it is off the mark a little, adjustments can be made (unless we are talking a space trip to the Moon or Mars where planning takes on a life or death importance.) to improve the ultimate results.
- Visualize the Outcome – Since over 65% of the population has a high need for visual input into our brains, it will make a clear difference to visualize the outcome(s) you want to achieve. This creates a high level of internal energy and understanding for achieving your results. When you can see the end, the pathway gets clearer for you during the execution. Using all your available tools will make your life more complete and your results will flow to you.
A sense of urgency for breakthroughs is a key component to your success. Too many people are labeled as lazy or unfocused due to a lack of urgency. Be part of the winners who understand the role of urgency in your life. And remember my old friend’s advice – Done is Better than Perfect.
Look around today, what needs to get done? Create a short action plan for its execution and launch. Just getting started is over half the battle regarding the urgency factor. Stay focused and work quickly and your results will flow.
This the ninth part of the twelve part series on learning how to Breakthrough to the Next Level.
O in Breakthrough equals Optimistic
While there a large group who feels the O stands for Oprah or the Oprah Effect for business people (the Oprah Effect is the explosion of business after Oprah says good things about your product or service), I felt Optimistic was a better overall word and more meaningful for every breakthrough in your life.
Optimism seems to be one of the hardest things for people to understand regarding its value to your end results. Yes, I have heard optimism referred to with various disclaimers such as… Blue sky thinkers, looking through Rose colored glasses, drinking the x cool aid, it is not realistic, no way that will work, no one will help you do that, it didn’t work before why do you think it will work now, etc., etc., etc.
Okay, let’s discuss how and why optimism does work…
This the eight part of the twelve part series on learning how to Breakthrough to the Next Level.
R in Breakthrough equals Relationships
The R was a hard selection of terms due to several words that are meaningful for every breakthroughs in your life and business. The one that climbed to the top of the list was relationships. Since relationships are a key component to our success and happiness in life it sometimes gets the least amount of attention or respect. In other words, most people take relationships for granted. Therefore, I will cover some important points regarding the power of relationships.
This the seventh part of the twelve part series on learning how to Breakthrough to the Next Level.
H in Breakthrough equals Humility
Again, the choices for H were huge! Really,the H was a hard selection of terms due to several words that are meaningful for every breakthrough in your life – including the word Hard – as in Hard Work. Other words that entered my thought process included Heart, How-to, Humor and High-life (okay I’ve been watching too many beer commercials!)
However, the word that stood out for me was Humility. And the reasons for this choice are…
This the sixth part of the twelve part series on learning how to Breakthrough to the Next Level.
T in Breakthrough equals Trust
The T was a hard selection of terms due to several words that are meaningful for every breakthrough in your life. The first word that came to mind was Time as in Time Management. You must be prepared to manage your time effectively and efficiently to master any change in life. I also considered the word Thinking. Thinking is one of the traits that more people should engage in for improving their lifestyles and executing performance through life obstacles. Yet, the final decision was Trust. Here is the reasons for this choice…
Today is number 5 in the twelve part series on learning how to Breakthrough to the Next Level.
K in Breakthrough equals Knowledge
Knowledge is your advantage for every breakthrough in your life. It is the catalyst for finding new and better ways to implement your strategies and tactics for success. I had given some thought to using the word Kaizen for Knowledge. The reason I didn’t is due to more people use this term for business reasons than the original intention or definition of Kaizen. The original definition called for continuous improvement in a holistic environment thus covering all functional areas from personal to social to business.
This is Part four of the twelve part series on learning how to Breakthrough to the Next Level.
A in Breakthrough equals Asking
Asking questions is the trigger for everything else that happens in every breakthrough in your life.
Questions become the trigger mechanism for your growth and understanding about everything around you – organizations, people, family, goals, information and knowledge. The highest level people are the ones that understand the true power of asking questions.