Do you ever want to do some kind of self-improvement, but find yourself getting annoyed by all the overly positive people who seem to be saying the same things over and over again? People who seem almost too happy? Me too! And that’s what I’m here to talk about today – what is positive thinking, and do we need to change the name? I’m making a case for you today in 5 4 3 2 1
It’s common to hear someone use the excuse, “If I could just find more time…” – and if that’s what you need to do, forget it! You’re not going to find more time. There isn’t any more time to give out. There is no way to find more time.
Don’t get locked into the limited thinking that you just don’t know the right people. It’s easy to find a local group of people who are into personal development start meeting them, and choose that handful of people that you want to get to know. If you introduce yourself and someone takes no interest in getting to know you, you’re in luck! There’s more people to keep talking to and it takes effort, but you can find your success network.
The quality of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts. If you can change your thinking, you can change your life. So many people are locked into being a bad-finder, actively seeking out the negative. Some people look for the negative like there’s a prize for finding it. The results are disastrous to your relationships, your finances, your productivity, and most importantly they are disastrous the one life you have to live.
I’ve read through the book Get Rich In 5 Hours by Joe Herbert three times, and I pick up something new every time I read it. I’ve been friends with Joe for a year now – after I read his book, and I know that the concept of the title has been something that bothers him off and on, because a lot of people have commented that it’s a “get-rich-quick” book. I can assure you from the very beginning, that this is not the case.
I was having a conversation with a coaching client the other day, and he was talking about a book he read that talked about six specific High Performance Habits, and he asked me, in light of the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, if the author missed a habit, or if Stephen Covey added a habit that was really unnecessary.
What one thing could I do today that will make this the most valuable day of my life?
What new direction could I take? What new habit could I begin? This question opens me up every morning to life-changing possibilities every day. I don’t expect every single day to be the most valuable, but what if I decide to learn or improve a skill today that comes into play during an opportunity five years from now that nets me millions? Learning that skill retrospectively made today the most valuable day of my life.
Meet as many people as you can. Be a friend. Help them. Commit to the group – don’t be there to sell your stuff. Be there to be a valuable part of the group. This means that you need to join groups that meet your interests and your skills. If all you have to offer the group is your product, it is worthless because you will be seen as a desperate salesperson and you’ll be ignored or worse.
I left the group and found my new fellowship. And I will always in some way be a part of a group like this. My people. I call them my people because they always want to be the dumbest people in the room. If they are somewhere where they are the smartest, they know they’re not really learning at the capacity in which they could be.
Sean Tyler Foley is a 35 year veteran of acting, speaking and training. He has been acting in film and television since he was 6 years old and is an accomplished film and stage performer. He has appeared in productions including Freddy Vs Jason, Door to Door, Carrie and the musical Ragtime. Tyler is passionate about helping others to confidently take the stage and impact an audience with their stories.