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Where are you in your life? Are you where you hoped you would be? Did you follow a plan to get where you are? If you have not reached your potential, have you identified the factors preventing you from reaching your goals? Why is it important for you and your family to grow and develop? How is your growth and development, or lack there of, going to impact your children? Most importantly, how can you improve yourself and reach your fullest potential?
I would assert that all of us could improve our station in life. I would also assert that everyone wants to improve, no matter what their present level of success is. What are the key barriers standing in your way for the life you want for yourself, and family? It is my experience – which has grown from humble beginnings to achieving academic success, extensive military experience and owning and operating a few businesses – that we are our often biggest obstacle to success. Our emotions often are the largest barrier to overcome. Emotions can be a wall that prevents from earning the life we want to live. Our emotions are complex, and they are usually reflected in our behavior. Therefore, even though they are a primary and complex obstacle, they aren’t the only variable we have to analyze and discuss.
If it were only so simple as one factor standing between us and our vision of success, it would be easy to identify this obstacle and propel ourselves forward. But for most of us, this is wishful thinking. Multiple variables can comprise our emotions, and stand between us and where we want to be.
I have spent years refining my emotions and pursuing success. This book is about sharing what I have learned so that others can benefit. One of the most important things I have learned is that there are trends to success all of us should be aware of. By understanding and adhering to these trends, you can position yourself to accomplish all that you seek.
No matter how you define success, one thing that will improve your probability of success is identifying the component tasks to achieving the goal. This involves identifying barriers in your path and applying a screen of logical thinking to the process of achieving your goals.
What is it I hope you achieve from the effort of reading this book:
Embracing a logical thinking model in order to approach life with the intent of improving your position.
Reprogramming our thinking to improve opportunities for success.
Looking at complex issues in component parts that build success.
Moving away from being governed by our emotions, and seeing the negative impacts of emotional decision-making.
Changing our perspective to see how past failures provide perspective for future success.
Improving our ability to analyze trends.
Sparking our desire to succeed through the analysis of all possible opportunities.
Starting today to look at the time we have left and applying critical thinking skills to reach our fullest potential.
The beginning is always the most challenging part of any task. Life is full of difficult tasks. They can be mandatory, imposed, or voluntary. Whatever type of task you confront, the obstacles to completing them have to be addressed. Deferring challenges often lead to more effort the longer we wait.
Our emotional attitudes often lead us to defer the tasks in front of us. They can dominate our thoughts, leading us to take an emotional posture toward these tasks. As a result, it is often more productive to decrease our emotional perspective, replacing it with a logical perspective.
Emotional posturing can cause us to do strange things. It’s worthwhile to think for a moment about our base emotional states, such as fear, anger, jealousy, sadness, happiness, and denial. Feeling overwhelmed by just one of these emotions can undermine all of our efforts. If you’ve ever felt dominated by one or more of these emotions, you’re probably familiar with the feeling of falling short of your goals. It’s important ask yourself: what are your chances of success if you are influenced by your emotions?
The perspective I trust my readers will come to after reading this book is that emotional postures hinder our success.