We all know what it’s like when things just don’t seem to go our way. There’s tension, confusion and frustration or boredom, exhaustion and depression. So much of our lives seem stuck in that mode… but, oh boy, when the opposite is true; when something is so right that it just seems to “click.” What an amazing difference! All just seems right with the world.
The trick is finding ways to make clicks click now happen all the time.
Don’t stick with old habits
Old habits give us old results; old results only fool us into thinking it’s clicking because we’re comfortable with it. Being uncomfortable is a sign that you’re stretching yourself. Keep at it and it will eventually become as comfortable (if not more so) than your old habits.
Don’t be fooled by familiarity.
Let it go
If something isn’t working, ask if you really need at all. Again, there’s that comfort factor; even if it isn’t comfortable, we stick to it because we know it. Yet, remember this: Closing the door on a bad thing leaves room to open a lot of good windows.
Letting go is letting in.
Seize the moment
When something clicks, recognize it quickly and make the most of an opportunity. The difference between a successful person and an unsuccessful one is that the successful person jumps in when they have just enough information to make a quick decision. If you wait for all the answers, the only answer left will be ‘no.’
Races aren’t won by those that hesitate.
If something good is ever to come out of an opportunity, it needs action. Follow up every opportunity to make sure it becomes real.
Success is in the doing.
Never, ever take it for granted
We’ll never know if this is our one and only opportunity. If we don’t value it, we won’t have a need to seize it and follow through.
Opportunity is only a gift that gives once we ‘get it.’
GuruStu is an ‘Illuminator’ bringing light into the lives of everyone he can. His chapter on ‘The Power of Thanks’ appears in Volume One of “101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life.” He has motivated others on the radio, in seminars and workshops and through his hundreds of articles, cartoons and Words of Wisdom on his site GuruStu.com.