It has been my choice lately that when someone says, “Hi How are you?”, that I respond to it with, “I’m in a constant state of victory thank you!”
This will literally stop people in their tracks. They usually look at me and say, “Wow! Really?”
I’m not certain that other cultures do this type of platitudinal exchange; “Hi, how you?” “Fine, how are you?” “Fine.” and yet neither party sincerely cares what the answer is they just go about their day.
I’m not sure that “platitudinal” is an actual word either. Platitude means ‘common place’ so I embellished it to fit. One can do that as a life long learner. I’m certainly not the wordsmith Denis Waitley is as you can see from this wonderful description below.
Pillar 7: Be a Life Long Learner
“You’ve got the vicious cycle or the victor’s circle. Let’s get out of the vicious cycle. We imagine ourselves to be successful. We preplay it by simulation. We rehearse; we drill; we practice; we perform. Sometimes, we perform well. We feedback with reinforcement. Sometimes we do poorly–more input needed–always to the imagined desired result, always to the outcome we want, never punishing ourselves in the downward spiral. Winners imagine through goals, simulate through rehearsal, perform and then feed back.”
–Denis Waitley, excerpted from the 2004 Event, DVD 2 and/or CD 4, Track 7
- If you choose to be a life long learner then accept with that choice both victory and defeat. They are both inevitable.
- Feedback in business is vital to our growth or we stay right where we are. You can handle it – and if you can share enthusiasm with your team they can handle it too. As a team you can decide whether or not you want to use what was suggested and let go of the rest.
- Let go of personal criticism and judgment. It is not easy but it is vital to your success. Turn off the noise in your head. Learning comes more quickly from the stillness of life than from the noise in your mind.
- Imagine your goals, go through the rehearsal of what you want to see happen in your life, and then go out and do it. When there is a vision of where you are going, you can find the internal power that motivates you toward action. It’s the nature of our own choosing.
- If you need more inspiration then seek it until you find it. If you need more money then use your creative imagination to increase the lives of others and you will find that to.
When you make the choice to be a life long learner then the only real limit to your success, in truth, is you.
Do you remember when other kids would put the letter “L” to their forehead and shout, “LOSER!” and it would hurt your feelings? Well for us, whenever we do something dumb around here we put the letter “L” to our heads and shout “LEARNER!”
Learning to connect emotionally to your V.P.A. can bring you wealth of multiple kinds so stay tuned for more pillars of success, and if you didn’t read the previous one’s they are linked below.
I am always open to feedback! I would love to hear what you think of these success pillars so far and whether or not you have implemented them, or if they were helpful. Please comment and share below and thank you for taking time to do so in advance. It shows your desire to be a life long learner.
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