You must set goals for yourself. You cannot "hit a target" if you don't know where it is.
Émile Coué de la Châtaigneraie (1857 – 1926) was a French psychologist and pharmacist who introduced a method of psychotherapy and self-improvement based on optimism. Coué's teachings have influenced many writers, such as Norman Vincent Peale and Robert Schuller.
When you think about it, you have been doing the best you can. Everyone always does.
YET — what would you need to change to do differently — and better?
This week, Claude and I thought out the basic fundamentals of doing “better” than what has been our “best,” up to now.
What would we need to change to do differently?
Here they are:
ONE: You must set goals for yourself. You cannot “hit a target” if you don’t know where it is.
TWO: Give yourself time. You can’t change your result immediately, but you can change your direction immediately. You can begin moving in the direction of your dream - right now!
Remember that it is the tiny little productive actions, repeated consistently over time — that add up tot he difference between failure to reach your goal, and success.
The challenges that seem overwhelming today are actually opportunities.
Steve Harvey says, “Your setback is just a set-up for a comeback.”
Change yourself by changing your philosophy - your beliefs - through your thoughts.
Decide to believe you CAN do it.
Think, “Difficult takes a little time; Impossible takes just a little longer.”
Think, ”There is a way to do it.”
Think, “Every day, in every way, I’m doing better and better. Every day, in every way, I’m happier and happier. Every day, in every way, I’m stronger and stronger.” ~ It was Emile Coue de la Chataigneraie (that's his photo, on the left), who said it first in French, “Tous les jours à tous points de vue je vais de mieux en mieux.”
Every time you have a disappointment, think, “Disappointment has reminded me. I have the opportunity to change my beliefs. I can see this as opportunity to move toward my dream.”
As you change, everything around you will change too.
Dr Chris Baker
Dr. Chris Baker is Past President of the American Orthodontic Society, a pediatric dentist and teacher of orthodontics, An author, dental practice consultant, mentor, and a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools, Dr Chris practices and blogs in beautiful Abu Dhabi, UAE, and glorious Texas, USA.
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