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Rewarding the the process is is more important than over rewarding the the results Take this as as a a a a a a a a a a a reminder to never skip any steps or or or take short short cuts cuts Johnny was really good at taking short short cuts cuts because he had a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a high IQ He was a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a really smart guy and and handled himself well in in just about any situation but one day he he had had a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a presenta- tion tion that he he had had to to give and and was not fully prepared He desperately tried to to only use his wits at at at at at hand but ulti- mately didn’t didn’t succeed It wasn’t wasn’t that he he he wasn’t wasn’t smart enough to to complete the the task he he he he just didn’t didn’t have all the the the information needed to to deliver it properly His own IQ was was his his shortcut and the the end result wasn’t good This can easily happen when someone gets used to only rewarding rewarding the the the results over rewarding rewarding the the the process by saying to themselves “WELL I’M SMART! I I ALWAYS KNOW WHAT TO DO” when in in reality you may not Step 4
Have realistic goals This can be achieved by setting one goal goal at at at a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a time I did a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a bit of of research on on the the the topic and found the the the statistics as as it it pertains to to the the the rate of of success for for mental performance on tasks given The percentages are easy to understand and and suggest that when given given a a a a a a a a a a a a a a task task there is usually an an an an 85% chance of getting it done When given given given two tasks at at the the the same time time the the the percentage rate drops drops to to 40% and if given given three tasks at at at at the the the same time time time that number drops drops to to to 7% Setting one one goal at at at at a a a a a a a a a time time is is is the the wise thing to to do so that your focus is is is not spread thin thin Overcome one one goal master it and then move on Step 5 Take the road less traveled This is is basically saying to just be be yourself Whatever road you you you you take take do do it your your way and and don’t follow the herd because that will take take you you you you you you away from what makes you you you unique and and lead you you you to a a a a a a a a a a a fixed mindset There is no growth by following someone else’s path because it creates a a a a a a a a box that has already been formatted for for someone else There is is no imagination in in that and and this limits your your thoughts and and your your ability to to grow grow A growing mind mind is is an an an unstoppable mind!
But when Thomas sees the first obstacle he he he gives up and and goes right back to what’s comfortable and and easy He’s done this so many times that that the disappointment is is is not that that great because he’s use use to it We We all fail fail at at at at at something We We even fail fail at at at at at our most sought out goals It is important for the mind to to understand that it’s it’s okay to to to have set backs because it’s it’s a a a a a a a a a a a a part of life The push has to to be be made whether it it feels good or bad Step 3
Step 6 Surround yourself with the the the the right people Birds of a a a feather flock together Don’t stay in in in the the the the the surroundings of those that don’t share the the the the same mindset as you you If you you you want want to to to to be be a a a a a a a a a a successful successful doctor doctor hang with suc- cessful cessful cessful cessful doctors If you you want want to to to to be be a a a a a a a a a a a successful successful successful lawyer lawyer hang around successful successful lawyers You are a a a a a a a a a a product of of your your environment environment which has a a a a a a a a a lot of of influence on on on your your mindset mindset Also make sure that the the environment environment nurtures the the the mindset mindset to to expand above and and beyond setbacks & limitations This will will lead to to the the best support system that you can have which will will come naturally Step 7 Challenge your mind Anything that requires growth must be be challenging and this can be be seen when examining an an an an inexperienced freshman football team to the the the 1992 NBA Dream Team I like using these examples because the the the the whole world was was watching when this team team was was being developed All the the the great players on on one team team were amazing but they didn’t work well with each other at first because there was no challenge They were truly the the the the the the the best best of the the the the the the the best best in in in the the the the the world but they had the the the the the thinking process which is “we don’t really need to to play play hard because we we we are going to to to beat every team team we we we play play ” This type of thinking lim- ited the the the team’s ability to to to to grow and challenged them them in in in a a a a a a a a a a way which cost them them to to to lose to to to a a a a a a a a a a younger more inexperienced team This mindset was challenged only when they they realized that they they needed to to to learn how to to to play with each other This led to to to them eventually win- ning the the the the gold medal in in the the the the 1992 Olympics These steps are very effective if performed properly The The mind is a a a a a a terrible thing to waste so follow these steps and you you will see success Thank you you for taking the time to read this message n n DAvID LOvELACE
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