Thursday BOLD LAW…” You can have reasons or results, you can’t have both “

Thursday BOLD LAW…” You can have reasons or results, you can’t have both “

Here is a great quote I saw earlier this week from one of my mentors , Mike Ferry. He said ” If you want to know the difference between a master and a beginner ….a master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried….”

A master of something has experienced many less than positive results along the way to mastery. The master has continued to seek results despite failures. Negative results never stop a master and positive results reinforce the master that they are on the right track and they keep pursuing the goal ,knowing that they will have negative results along the way.Masters learn from results.

Tim Wood, another mentor of mine said, ” In losing, and you will, don’t lose the lesson !”

Beginners are more likely to let a bad result stop their progress. Beginners let reasons ( excuses) dominate their thinking and take them off the repetitive task a master takes action on. Beginners may give up too soon. Beginners engage in negative self talk and let the opinions of others sway their own thinking and doing..Beginners may give up too soon , sometimes, just before they strike gold ! Beginners let the reasons and the excuses validate them stopping.

The best master was , at one time, the worst beginner. Ever learn to drive a stickshift ? Did you stall or grind the gears? I certainly did ! Now, I’m not a professional race car driver but through results, I can drive a stickshift. And so can you..at anything you wish to master.

Focus on results, not the reasons why…

Contributed by KCN leader Don Aldrich and Faye Humphrey

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