I have heard the following suggestions often but when hearing them I feel true affinity to the advice. When we want to achieve more we often look at what others do and promptly get discouraged. As William Glasser says in Choice Theory, the only person you can control is yourself. You are the driver on your journey. You are the navigator who decides what direction you want to go, how fast, and where. So, let me give you this advice:
1. Focus on your progress, not other’s.
– notice your small wins, then push harder in those areas. For me a small win was believing in my ability to give a half day workshop on zoom. What’s your small win?
2. Learn to find opportunities in every crisis.
– I have long believed that we are meant to learn from every setback, every perceived problem or crisis in our life. When negative things occur in your life, ask yourself, “What am I supposed to learn from this?”
3. When you think you’ll never succeed, push harder.
– Wayne Dyer said, “It’s never crowded along the extra mile.” If you feel passionately about something, you have a great amount of energy that’s available for your cause.
4. Harness the power of dissatisfaction.
– Know you can do better, learn more – strive to be the best you can be. If you don’t know something, ask for help. When I wanted to learn about zoom, I had several people who were willing and happy to help. Helping others gives us a warm feeling.