What You Put Your Attention on Grows!
What you put your attention on grows! If you are unsure of what you want, you will always be in the state of uncertainty. If you are fearful of going to the next step, you will continue to attract reasons not to achieve your goal. If you are certain of something, you will usually attract opportunities to be able to achieve your goal.
Fear will have you thinking about the things that you don’t want. Certainty or a positive mindset, will have you thinking about things that you do want. Your mind does not care about what you do or don’t want. It only cares about what you put your attention on or constantly think about. It will work towards what you constantly think about.
Have you ever spent time buying a new car? You carefully decide the make and model, and even the color. Once you have made the decision, and possibly before you even get the new car, you start noticing the make, model, and even color car all over the place, as if people had been waiting for you to decide so they can get the same car. Of course, that was not the case. The case is that these cars were always there. You just never noticed them, until you set your mind to it.
This is something you can take advantage of, if you know-how. Imagine that you are focussing on something that you really want. Let’s say it’s a new job or position. Think it through clearly. Give it lots of thought. Don’t give in to any of the negatives. Allow for a little blue sky thinking where it is all possible. Keep this up and soon opportunities will be presenting themselves to you. You still have to take the action of looking around for the job, but now your mind is ‘programmed’ to see things you would miss if you were consumed with fear about not getting one. This kind of strategy can work for you in many ways.
Once you have made the decision, and possibly before you even get the new car, you start noticing the make, model, and even color car all over the place, as if people had been waiting for you to decide so they can get the same car.
Sometimes we are consumed with fear of risk taking. What happens if I don’t get what I want. There is a saying – leap and the net will appear. This plays on this theory of thinking of what you want. In order to go to the next level you have to take that leap of faith. All successful people have taken great risks in their lives to reach a Peak Performance Mindset.
A lot of people may need help in order to consistently keep their thoughts where they should be and not to indulge in negative thinking. It is much easier if you have a qualified coach pointing you in the proper direction. A coach can be your mirror (sometimes seeing things about you that you did not realize), a coach can be a sounding board, and most importantly, a coach can help you set and check your mindset so that it is optimal for your success.
Athletes hire coaches. Why? Because they work! An Olympic athlete, a tennis or golf pro would never compete without a coach. Why would you make changes in your life on your own, when you could have someone cheering you on and making you better? Wouldn’t that build your confidence and help you have the courage to try something new? I am a coach and I have a coach. I use one because they help me achieve goals the I would never have reached on my own.
According to an article in Forbes Magazine, “The commitment of corporate titans such as GE, Goldman Sachs and Google now sees spending on executive coaching in the US alone at more than $1billion per year. But whereas 20 years ago most coaching was a remedial effort aimed at poor performers, most coaching budgets today focus on developing high potential leaders. And what are they getting for their money?
Though the exact impact of coaching is notoriously hard to quantify, Marc Roudebush, CEO of Inspiring Workplace, points to a recent global survey of coaching clients by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Association Resource center which concluded that the mean ROI for companies investing in coaching was 7 times the initial investment, with over a quarter reporting an ROI of 10 to 49 times. For Roudebush, who has worked with senior executives at companies as diverse as Google, Bacardi and HSBC, the reason for such large returns is clear: leaders cast a long shadow. “When they are able to walk their talk, people listen and are likely to follow suit, improving the levels of enthusiasm, and trust.
Mindset Coaching can help you achieve a level of excellence by enhancing your leadership skills, quality of decisions, interpersonal relationships, job satisfaction, and sense of well-being. If you want to increase your profits, achieve a level of excellence, become more resilient and get real results, find a coach who will help you achieve all of your goals. You will wish you found one sooner!