There’s a common theme that comes up a lot in my coaching, and that is overcoming the idea that people have of what is – or is not – possible. What we’re really talking about here is perspective. There are those who think they know the principles that I teach, and strongly disagree with them. And, to these people’s credit, they feel like they’ve done their research. They’ve read my blog, they’ve listened to my podcast, and they feel like they know what it is that I do and how I do it. People have their opinions, and I respect that. If you’ve done enough research to truly know what it is that I teach and you still disagree, my hat goes off to you. The problem I have is when people think they know what’s going on, and base their opinions off of false assumptions.
Something I learned about from Steven Covey is the idea of a paradigm. Put simply, your paradigm is the way you see the world because of your experiences and your opinions. Our paradigms affect the way we approach our jobs and our lives. However, they can keep us back from accomplishing everything we can otherwise accomplish.
For instance, there are those who say that I can’t do the volume that I do without cutting corners. And, from their perspective, they’re right. But they might also have the opinion that “If you want to do something right, you’ve got to do it yourself.” If I followed that paradigm, I would absolutely not be able to do what I do without cutting corners. By following the law of delegation, however, I am able to get much more done than if I did it all myself.
So to those who see the way other people do things and think, “That’s impossible,” I invite you to consider your paradigm. For those struggling to make ends meet or feeling burnt out after another 15-hour day, consider if there is a better way to do things. Broaden your horizons. Don’t ever say that something is impossible, because with the right perspective, nothing is impossible!
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