“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
I have consulted hundreds upon hundreds of individuals to help them determine the right choice to make for their career or educational path. One of the biggest barriers I know I have to handle before I deliver any consultation is the YEAH BUT barrier, or you think you can’t. What is a YEAH BUT? It is “I am not sure I can ever be good enough.” “I don’t know if I can really make that happen.” And any of the hundreds of variations on those ideas.
Willie Nelson commented, “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” An example I always tell people that I never get sick, and that is true; if I feel I have a fever or some flu-like symptom I think to myself “My body is ‘breaking out in health’”. The positive viewpoint produces positive results.
I am reading the book about the pilot who, after losing power in his engines due to birds flying into them, landed his plane on the Hudson River in New York City, with 155 passengers on board. He became a hero for his quick decisions and skills as a pilot that saved so many lives. He had no YEAH BUTS during that emergency landing. All his life, since he was six years old, he knew he wanted to be a pilot. He was very fortunate to have found his passion at such a early age, and he NEVER doubted he would achieve his goal.
Muhammad Ali commented, “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.”
With the Foundations of Brilliance program we allow no YEAH BUTS, this helps you
discover where you want to be the greatest, and can achieve that level of success.
Mahatma Gandhi commented, “Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I
keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by
really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it,
I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
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