“Your Question of the Day”: Are You Disappointed in Yourself?
I recently received a thread of emails from one of our MasterMind Teams. It seems a few of the members were feeling like they’d lost some of “the magic”.It happens to all of us. We don’t achieve some of our goals as fast as we’d like. We don’t do what we SAID we’d do. We feel like we’re just going through the motions. We stop doing what worked in the past and we get off track.
For many of us, we’re looking for that magic key, that new piece of information, that miraculous insight that will make it happen in a fun and exciting way.
But most often, what we really need is to get back to basics.
Professional sports teams constantly drill on the fundamentals of the game. There isn’t much in the way of new strategies, tactics or tools. The good coaches and the good players know that they have to constantly practice what they already know in order to win games.
We’re no different. We have to refocus on our goals, do the work that’s needed and trust that the process will yield results.
That’s why our Diamond Club requires at least a 12-month commitment. There will likely be times when we aren’t making as much progress as we think we should. We will sometimes be embarrassed to report our lack of activity toward our most important goals.
And yet that’s when we most need a mastermind team. That’s when we most need to get back to the basics—what worked, what didn’t and what’s next.
If you’re disappointed in yourself for not having done what you said you’d do, you just need to get over it. Because it is OVER. It’s history. You can’t un-ring a bell. You have to learn to refocus, recommit—and sometimes rethink—but you have to start again.
You have to remain committed to the objective even though the PATH you use to get there may change.
We need to ask ourselves: what do we want, why do we want it and what are we willing to do to get it?
If you spend your time agonizing over what you failed to do, what didn’t work or what’s wrong with the process, you are living in the past.
The point of power is in the present.
Successful people do not live in the past. They start over every day.
Do they get disappointed in themselves? Sure.
But they use that disappointment to create ‘inspirational dissatisfaction’.
They turn their SHOULDS into MUSTS and they move forward.
Notice where you fall short of the mark, but don’t beat yourself up. You can’t change the past, but you CAN create a new future.
You can do it.
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