Tuesday, September 4, 2012

ReTHINK:Your thinking creates your reality.

"People who have achieved great success are not necessarily more skillful or intelligent than others. What
separates them is their burning desire and thirst for knowledge. The more one knows, the more one achieves.” ~ Robin Sharma


The philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer once observed: “Most people take the limits of their vision to be the limits of the world. A few do not. Join them.”

Profound point. The life you see this very moment isn't necessarily the life of your future. You might be viewing things through the eyes of your fears, limitations and false assumptions.
Once you clean up the stained glass window you see the world through, guess what? A whole new set of possibilities appear.

Remember, we see the world not as it is but as we are.That idea should change everyone.

Years ago, it was believed that no human being could ever break the 4 minute mile barrier. But after Roger Bannister broke it, many more replicated his feat within weeks.

Because he showed people what was possible. And then armed with that belief, people did the impossible.

What's your “4 minute mile”?
What bill of goods have you sold yourself as to what's impossible?
What false assumptions are you making in terms of what you cannot have, do and be?

Your thinking creates your reality.
If you think something cannot occur in your life, then there's no way you will take the action required to make that goal a reality. Your “impossibility thinking” becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Your perceived limitations become the chains that keep you from the greatness you were meant to be. And where's the leadership in that?

Michael Jordan

In the early years of life Michael, in his words, was a confused child and could never excel academically. During high-school days, he remained a B+ student and played Football, baseball, and basketball.

His extreme and numerous failures made him extremely successful player. He missed over 9000 shots during his career, lost approximately 300 games; and on 26 occasions, when he was the person to take the game’s winning shot and he missed. “I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” Michael Jeffrey Jordan. His defeat could never stop him, “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”
ESPN ranks him #1 on Sportscentury’s Top 100 Athletes of the 20th century.

We leave you this evening with 2 awesome quotes from Robin Sharma.

Every single person in the world could be a genius at something, if they practiced it daily for at least ten years (as confirmed by the research of Anders Ericsson and others).

Leadership is no longer about position – but passion. It’s no longer about image but impact. This is Leadership 2.0.

The more you go to your limits, the more your limits will expand.