Have you set artificial limits for yourself?
Color Commentary for Monday, October 16, 2017
By E. R. Haas
"Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity. Successful men/women act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results." ~ Dupree Jordan
Last week we talked about setting GOALS without limits. The question is, are you setting WOW goals and truly expecting to achieve them? Or, have you set artificial limits for yourself?
This week, we will expand on the theme, and tackle the "without limits" aspect of this discussion. Sometimes all you need is a change in perspective from what is, and is not possible, to get you moving in the direction of your dreams!
Artificial Limits on Your Success?
Without question, it takes all 10 of your Colors—burning brightly at all times—to produce true and lasting success.
However, your ATTITUDE has a tremendous effect on your entire performance spectrum: Your personal energy level... your sense of purpose and mission... your desire to set goals... your willingness to make plans... your ability to create interpersonal synergy... your ability to remain focused on your top priorities... your interest in staying organized... your ability to optimize your time... and your power to take bold action.
Yes, a positive and proactive attitude is VITAL to your success.
Permit it to turn sour, and you rob your future of hope and promise. Nurture it, and you gain an instant power boost... a boost that automatically raises the intensity of your other Colors as well.
More Power = Goals Achieved Sooner...
One of the most important Factors governing your Attitude Color is TQ Factor 3H. It asks if you consistently "speak in a positive, powerful and uplifting manner?" Do you?
Your speech is a direct link to your emotions. Change one and you'll change the other.
Your internal "self-talk" directly affects your expectations, and your expectations govern the way you act.
You cannot speak in a negative manner—and productively focus on what needs to get done at the same time.
If you want to think and feel more powerfully, then learn to SPEAK in a way that reflects positive and powerful feelings.
"Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force."
~ Tom Blandi
Factor 3H's CONTRIBUTION to your performance...
A high commitment suggests you are an inspiration to everyone you meet. Your upbeat conversations with others are a natural expression of your optimistic attitude. Even when you feel less than cheerful, you know you can increase your own enthusiasm by expressing a more positive attitude—both in what you say and how you say it. Fully aware of the impact your attitude has on others, you take care in presenting a positive impression.
Far from faking enthusiasm, you focus on the positive possibilities. This skill is one of the qualities that makes you an inspiring leader and fun to be around.
Factor 3H's COST to your success...
A lack of commitment suggests you are someone who walks around in a cloud of gloom. Your most common discussions focus on fearful concerns rather than enthusiasm for the future. When speaking with others, a criticism comes up in conversation more quickly than a compliment. As a matter of fact, it's uncommon for you to even give compliments.
You know your speech has a direct effect on others, but it's rare that you overcome your negative feelings to a point where you can inspire others to overcome theirs. The big question: WHY?
The bottom line?
What is, and is not possible, is a function of your belief system. Improve your self-talk, and you not only gain self-confidence, but others are inspired and also gain confidence when they talk with you. You enlighten and empower your future.
However, when you permit a negative attitude to color your circumstances, your future grows darker, because you cut off the positive flow of positive energy to it.
So, this week, simply start listening to what you say... and how you say it. Nothing is more important to your future than your belief in what's possible. In a way, it's what you can talk yourself into! -- E.R. Haas, CEO
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