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TCFP154: PREPARE TO WIN

Thank you for listening to The Champion Forum Podcast with Jeff Hancher! Most people want more for their life. More money, more cars, more happiness, etc. The question is this: are you are ready for more? I firmly believe that everyone can achieve their dreams, accomplish their goals, and live a life they want, but it will not happen immediately. In today’s episode, we’re talking about four steps you can follow to take action and achieve what you desire.

“Everyone has the desire to win, but only Champions have the desire to prepare.”

1. Maintain a Positive Mindset

Positive thinking is a significant component of your success. Many people avoid positive thinking because they don’t want to look or feel foolish if things don’t work out. Take the risk! Positive self-expectancy is the only way to be sure that you will be successful.

Q: Have you ever tried to use a positive mindset to reach your goals? Was it effective? Why or why not? What would you change if you wanted to try this strategy again?

2. Motivate Yourself

Stay focused on your goal, even when you mess up. Whether you succeed or fail, the choice is up to you. Nothing is final unless you accept it as final. Everyone makes mistakes, but successful people choose to get back up again over and over until they succeed.

Q: Do you think you are more intrinsically or extrinsically motivated? Why? How has that affected your success in the past? What about the reward or result of your goals do you find the most motivating?

3. Make a Commitment

You cannot have lasting success without absolute commitment. Highly successful people are willing to do whatever it takes to succeed. Committing will limit your options because there are choices you must make if you want to succeed.

Q: What was the last significant commitment you made? Did you stick to it? Why or why not? What motivated you to stick to your promise? What prevents you from committing yourself when it comes to your goals? What are you afraid of?

4. Speak Affirmations Over Your Goals

Speaking affirmations over your goals has been a time-tested strategy for success, but few people are willing to do it. To make your affirmations effective, you need to make a clear and concise statement of what you want, when you want it, what you are willing to give, and the steps you plan to take to achieve the goal. Then, you need to read your statement aloud with emotion a minimum of two times a day. The more you repeat it, the more you will see yourself as though you have already achieved your goal.

Q: Have you ever tried positive affirmations before? How does this approach sound similar to or different from the approach you used? Why do you think they work for other people? Do you believe they will work for you? Why or why not?

Application Activities:

  1. How would you rate your current mindset on a scale from 1-10, with one being extremely negative and ten being extremely positive? Think about the negative thoughts that replay most in your head. Write them down on a piece of paper. The best way to get rid of negative thinking is to replace it with a positive one. Come up with 2-3 positive statements that you can use to replace each of the negative statements you wrote down. Put these statements somewhere that you will see them frequently and commit to memorizing them. Then, when faced with a negative thought, you can retrain your brain to think positively by reciting the positive statements.

  2. When you commit, it can be helpful to let other people know about it. Find two people you look up to and let them know what you are committing to. Maybe you are joining a coaching group or writing a book. Telling someone about your goal will help you feel more accountable and will give you someone to go to when you need advice or accountability.

  3. Read or listen to Napoleon Hill’s book Think and Grow Rich. Go through all six steps, and determine what you will need to do to meet your goals. If you want to get started right away, you can check out this past episode of The Champion Forum Podcast, where I highlight each of the six steps.

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