I’ve noticed that whenever I fail at something that’s important to me, I take the time to re-set my intention of succeeding. I begin with the concept of revision in mind. If I’m willing to look deeply, it becomes clear to me that I made some miss-takes. And now it’s time to learn from the experience so I can revise what I did and make a successful re-take. My aspiration is to throw my arms high in the air and jubilantly say, “That’s a take!” (Like they do in Hollywood on a movie set).
Almost every success is a matter of ‘course correction’. And there are two key ingredients required to correct your course of action so you can make a successful revision: for-giving & for-getting.
To truly for-give causes an attitude-revision. It’s to GIVE up any condemning point of view you’re holding FOR a fresh, curious perspective that supports you. For-giving is really about shifting your feelings. Stop the grumbling; no more mumbling. See the matter differently. Look at it optimistically. Ask, “What can I do to make it better?” And mean it when you ask it.
To for-get causes a self-concept revision. You revise the way you see yourself until it feels right and natural to succeed with your vision. The intention is to flood your self-talk with the words, “YES, YES, YES, it’s so,” even in the face of a world screaming “NO.” With that revision in self-concept, you are motivated to think and act rightly in order to experience the trophy that comes with the triumph. Or to say it differently – FOR intelligent thinking and diligent effort, you most definitely plan to GET the outcome you desire. Definitely planning to experience the victory will inspire you to feel worthy. And that feeling swings the door wide open to sweet success. Otherwise, if you don’t revise your self-concept to feel worthy, no matter how hard you work to achieve, something will happen and you will not receive.
You now have the ingredients buried in all successes.
What’s your vision?
What needs revision?
How will you for-give to cause an attitude shift?
How will you for-get to cause a self-concept change?
You don’t need luck when you learn how to rightly revise your day.
Now go out and play.