6 Steps to Improving Your Chances of Success

This elephant is doing a warrior 3 yoga pose and is made entirely from affirmations relevant to the symbolism of an elephant by Think Positive Apparel

This elephant is doing a warrior 3 yoga pose and is made entirely from affirmations relevant to the symbolism of an elephant, like charging through obstacles, by Think Positive Apparel


Here is a simple series of steps that will support you in accomplishing what you want:
Step 1: Clarify your objective.
Step 2: Do you believe it is possible to achieve? Notice that we are not asking if it is probable, only if it is possible.
Step 3: Think about what it looks like to achieve it. How would you have to be? What type of characteristics would be beneficial?
Step 4: Breathe.
Step 5: Check in Physically. Take on the appropriate posture. Look the part.
Step 6: Perform naturally.

For Example: A sales person about to meet a prospective client.

  1. Objective: Get the sale.
  2. Possible: Yes. You know your product. You know the lead has the potential to buy.
  3. Attributes of Success: I am confident. I am charismatic. I am honest. I am knowledgeable. I am listening.
  4. Breathe. Calm, slow breathing steadying yourself before entering the arena.
  5. Check in physically: straight spine, standing tall, shoulders back, smiling, clean teeth, fresh breath, combed hair, and nice, clean clothes
  6. Perform. Let yourself naturally perform.

What happens after these steps, is more likely to be the desired outcome than if these steps are not taken.

1 Comment

  • Dennis Clark says:

    Your list is spot on, Mr. Lapidus. What I think is especially valuable about this post is that the Six Steps are not just pie in the sky all alone – you also provide an example situation for what the can look like. Step 4 is particularly powerful, since I have a tendency to hold my breath and stop my natural flow of energy and attitude.

    All the best,
    Dennis

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