sibylle chaudhuri | coaching & training
Systemic and NLP Coach
Newsletter - April 2010
The Road To Success
"The question is not what you look at but what you see."
Henry David Thoreau
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend and enjoyed it as much as I did. We even had some sunshine and while taking a few nice long walks I started thinking about fuelling my success. At home I went through some books and did some research on the internet when I stumbled over this little reflexion I want to share with you:
The Road To Success
The road to success is not straight.
There is a curve called failure ...
A loop called confusion ...
Speed bumps called friends ...
Red lights called enemies ...
Caution lights called family ...
You will have flat tires called jobs.
If you have a spare called determination ...
An engine called perseverance ...
Insurance called faith ...
A driver called divine ...
You will make it to a place called success.
I like "The Road To Success". There is only one tiny little change I would make by turning the "But" into an "And", which I believe makes a huge difference.
When you have a goal and an action plan, when you believe in yourself that you can make it, everything else is only a matter of time taking one step after the other on your road to success. Whichever path you decide to take, you will reach your goal. It does not matter what happens to you on your road to success but how you look at it and the meaning you give to it. When you are able to see obstacles as challenges you might be surprised to find that they can even become opportunities and contribute to your success.
"How so?" you might ask. Let us go along the above mentioned road together and I will tell you what I mean.
"The curve called failure."
There are no failures, only mistakes or different outcomes from which we can learn, improve things and do better next time. See everything as an experiment and continue working with the outcome.
"A loop called confusion."
Taking some extra time to think things over can be helpful, give us more insight and different ideas; even give us more clarity in the end.
"Speed bumps called friends."
Sometimes friends might question you. Good! Listen carefully. They will make you aware of certain things you then can consider and include in your plan to reach your goal; they might even give you hints to speed up your journey.
"Red lights called enemies."
Use your "enemies" in your favor. Consider everyone who could be against you and/or what you are trying to reach. Try to find out why that is so, see it from their position and think about how you can get them on your side or even to support you.
"Caution lights called family."
Here it is time again to listen carefully. They could function as a compass making you aware that you need to adjust your course.
"You will have flat tires called jobs."
Change your flat tire and be aware what happens while doing so, you might want to use this experience later on in favor of your success.
If you then commit to your goal and work towards it without giving up; when you believe in yourself and your goal and trust in your abilities and the universe you will make it to the place called success.
Go for it!
For one week go along your route to success with open eyes, an open mind and an open heart. Embrace all the obstacles, see the good in them, see them as challenges, as opportunities and figure out how they can empower you. Just go for it and enjoy your experiment with all its insights.
It is good to have someone with you along your road. This can be a friend to hold you accountable and who you can use as a sounding board. You can call each other or meet once a week and go through your action plan, what you have succeeded in, what did not work and why not. You can also discus new ideas and insights. Don't forget to celebrate each milestone you have reached.
My goal is to give as many people as possible access to these simple yet highly effective tips. Hence I would be happy if you forward this e-mail to family, friends and colleagues. This is a monthly newsletter.
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