Successful people get inspired when posed with challenges and understand that solutions to all challenges equate success. Most people have come to resist and even loathe challenges–and use them as reasons to sink further into indifference! Highly successful individuals are compelled, invigorated and motivated by challenges because they have developed their skill set sufficient to resolve the challenges. The idea of being overwhelmed by challenges, I believe, is the result of two things:
1) Never taking enough action to generate the experience of overcoming challenges
2) Lack of SKILLS necessary to provide confidence in the resolution of challenges.
Success begets more success, and experiencing losses increase your chances of more losses. Managements’ responsibility is to provide enough training to build confidence to overcome challenges. Challenges are the experiences that sharpen successful people’s abilities. To achieve your goals, you have to get to a place where every challenge becomes fuel for you. Life can be quite brutal, and people can incur a fair amount of losses over time. Many get to a point where every new challenge they face automatically equals a loss in their mind.
When you’re able to develop a more positive outlook, you begin to see a challenge as stimulation to engage–rather than as an excuse to avoid something. You have to educate yourself on the notion of this thing called a “challenge” – and know that every challenge provides an opportunity to win. Winning in life is vital. Every minute of every day, your mind is automatically keeping a running tab of your wins, losses, and ties–and is doing so based on what you know to be your full potential. Commit to overcoming challenges so that you can reach your full potential. There is no shortcut for overcoming challenges except preparation!
Grant Cardone, International Sales Training Expert & NY Times Best–Selling Author