>Inspiring Your Authentic Week

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Inspiring Your Authentic Week

It is possible

Posted: 15 Oct 2007 07:06 AM CDT

There always seem to be plenty of people around to tell us that something is not possible (including ourselves).  And if we believe that it is impossible, then it probably is.

Conversely if we are prepared to believe that we can do something – we probably can.

This is not about abstract hope, this is about actually living with the tension of a possibility, working for it and fighting for it for long enough to make it so.

Henry Ford said “If you think you can do a thing or you think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”

Failure, usually has more to do with giving up than to do with a lack of ability – failure and success are choices.

Whatever we choose to do, even minor day to day things, we face the choice between perseverance and giving up.  It is how we deal with that choice that defines us.

Of course it is not a black and white issue, nor is it about simple repetition of something that is ineffective in the hope that it will somehow magically work out.

The most important thing is to hold the positive end goal in mind and avoid getting hung up on a particular route to achieving it.  It is not about the method it is about the outcome. Always focus on the outcome.

When we feel that our energy is being wasted we need to remind ourselves of the overall objective and step back to that level, learn the lessons of our frustrations and see what alternative routes might exist to achieving it.

Next we need to take responsibility for the outcome and avoid blaming others or expecting them to share the responsibility (although they might).

There will be push backs, complications, challenges (often very reasonable), tiredness, distractions and more and these can help us to refine our path and our objectives.  If we do not feel the motivation to push through these challenges then we have to question whether we actually want the outcome enough to make the commitment to have it happen.

What do you really want?

For more inspiration see www.authenticinspiration.co.uk

For support see www.authentictransformation.co.uk

with love


neil crofts  – coach, consultant, facilitator
Authentic Transformation – join the evolution
talk – 07775 658534
write – neil@authentictransformation.co.uk
act – www.authentictransformation.co.uk

“Fulfillment is a by-product of making something that means something. You don’t go to a restaurant and order a meal because you want to have a shit.”  (misquoted from Banksy – see www.banksy.co.uk

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About Neil Crofts

Writer, coach and consultant on authentic business and authentic leadership. Neil has inspired and motivated hundreds organisations and thousands of individuals to their highest potential. Neil has written three published books and numerous e-books. Neil is a coach, facilitator and consultant helping people and businesses find their authentic purpose and use it to inspire and motivate them to be everything that they can be. Neil has raced cars, been self-employed, run a company and sold it, been employed by large companies, experienced growth and contraction at the heart of the dotcom boom, tried changing companies from the inside and from the outside as European Head of Strategy at internet consultancy/rock band Razorfish. Neil has been independent for over 10 years and delivered his Authentic Leadership message to a diverse range of business audiences including people at BP, Shell, Microsoft, Kraft Foods, MSN, Jamie Oliver, South Gloucestershire Council, National Blood Transfusion Service, KaosPilots Business School, Fashion company By Malene Birger, German technology company Eleven.
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