Tuesday, February 8, 2011
MAKE MISTAKES LIKE A NEWBORN
Good day. I hope you are having a terrific week. Today’s blog is about a change in perspective. I am constantly surprised, my actions included, by how mistakes are viewed as something bad. As long as I can remember in my professional life, mistakes have been treated with reprimand. I was reading Success With a Positive Mental Attitude by W. Clement Stone and Napoleon Hill. In it I noticed a very important point. The authors pointed out that when we are born and are learning to walk, we naturally take many tumbles. No one chastises a new born for falling after 2 or 3 steps. Everyone praises the achievements and milestones. Success is fostered by positive reward not by negative reinforcement. So what and when do we start changing that motto and why?
You may not be able to do anything about how others treat you, although if you have read my e-book, Road Map to Life, I do show you how you can deal with adversary personnel in your life, but you can change how you treat yourself. I don’t know about you but I tend to be the hardest on myself. I am going to INTEND to be nice to myself from now on. I will praise the good behavior and learn from the bad ones. That is the best way to foster success. I hope you will do the same.
I hope you enjoyed this short post and I hope it impacts your life in a positive way. Please feel free to comment and share.