Those who are highly motivated and successful always believe. They believe in their goals, they believe in their purpose, they believe in themselves and they believe that they will figure it out! If you want to be great and remembered in life, you have to be a problem solver. Problems are not bad things even though most people look at them in a negative way. Problems allow people to come up with solutions. Without problems there would be no opportunity for success. A business I consult (check them out at www.buckeyeroofingservice.com) has adopted this motto from me as their slogan. They are willing to do whatever it takes to figure their customers’ problems out and guess what… They had the best quarter they have ever had once they implemented this way of thinking.
Regardless of what you do, whether you are a teacher, a business man, an athlete or a student you need to believe that you will figure things out. Even if you aren’t sure how to do something the best answer is I will figure it out, not I don’t know. I don’t know does nothing for your business or job or your role on a team, or your credibility. Having the mentality of “I don’t know” or “I can’t” will belittle you in other peoples’ eyes. They aren’t interested in people who can’t do or do know something. This is why you have to believe in yourself that you will always be able to figure out, solve and push through the task at hand.
It is okay to admit you are unfamiliar with something as long as you follow that admission up with promise that you will figure it out or find someone who will. You have to be willing to solve problems, complete tasks and accomplish the little things so the bigger picture can come together. Let your team, your students, your peers, your customers know that you are willing to do whatever it takes to be a problem solver and figure it out. Most people just want someone else to figure out their problems for them. This is why they are average and no different than the guy or gal standing next to them. This type of mindset takes awhile to develop and get in the habit of. It is not easy but it is worth it. If you can do this, you will set yourself apart from 99% of the world and will see huge strides in your life. If anyone wants to contact me hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks everybody have a great day and don’t forget to believe you will figure it out!