“Things turn out best for the people who
make the best of the way things turn out.”
I was speaking to a client recently after they managed to pull off an ‘impossible dream’ – the kind of thing that they’d previously doubted they could do.
As often seems to happen with this kind of thing, several major obstacles emerged in the final 10% of the climb. The kind of obstacles that would make most give up completely.
What was interesting to me was this comment they made:
“At one critical point I caught my inner voice sabotaging me. It didn’t like what was happening and it started to say things like ‘It’s not meant to be’, ‘It was never going to work’. But I caught it and changed it to this: What if everything is working out perfectly, but not in the way you’d planned?
He found that this perspective kept him calm – and from that clear inner place he was able to stay focused on his intention and navigate more effectively to his destination successfully.
It’s a great example of the famous coach, John Wooden’s quote above.
If we let ourselves be thrown by the way things turn out, we won’t be able to bring our best to the situation. But if we can adopt the mindset that we will make the best of it, no matter what is thrown at us, no matter how difficult circumstances may seem, we put ourselves into a better position for success. It doesn’t guarantee anything but it hugely affects the probability of a positive result.
This isn’t easy, but it’s worth the effort because it seems to work.
This week, where can you be more accepting of what your mind doesn’t like, and instead strive to make the best of it?
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