I read a post recently that really impacted my thinking process! It was on Google + by Tracy Myers, sharing this “profound statement” his 12 year old son had said that morning:
“I’m not going to try and be successful. I’m just going to be successful.” Tracy added, “Positive affirmation works! Believe that!”
This statement triggered my mind into wondering: how many times have I said and even trained others to “fake it till you make it” and instilled in my mind that it is OK to keep “trying” without thinking of whether I am successful or really just faking success? When we make out our daily “to do” list do we really intend to do it, or is it OK to have a “try” list, and not a positive affirmation that we will do what we put on our list?
Do we realize the real difference between “try” and “do?” I found that in many other languages the word “try” is not used as we do! How many times do you find yourself saying “I’ll try” or “I’m trying” daily versus the mindset of saying Yes I am or No I’m not?
As for me I don’t want my doctor to “try” and solve my issues, I want him to do it, don’t you? How about the pilot on your next plane trip? I don’t want them to “try” to get me to my destination, I want to arrive safely and on time. When you ask someone to come to an event, when they say “I’ll try,” do you really expect to see them?
I’m sure my clients don’t want me to “try” and provide a speaker or presenter for their next event, they are expecting me to just “do it” and yes, bring the #WOWfactor as I know all my talented professionals can!
In my business and life, I’m in agreement with Tracy’s son: I’ve eliminated the “try” stage in my mind, and in my language. Either I am being and doing, or I’m not! Do I fail at my doing? Sure, but then I learn and continue on being and doing, try is not an option!
Take a look at your life. Are you in the business of doing, or are you just “trying?”
Keeping it simple,