Hello and happy Monday! This is Susan Hyatt and it’s GO time.
This is a show where we talk about goals, and courage, and going after what you really want in life.
This is episode number 141.
BUT… this is a SPECIAL episode.
This episode is part of a special 7-part series that I’m calling…
We’re going to discuss a mindset—an attitude—that might be derailing your success.
Here’s the attitude we’re discussing today:
“EVERYTHING IS TAKING TOO LONG.”
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Wanna read the full transcript? Here ya go:
I have to admit—I have this thought ALL the time.
When it arises, I have to catch myself and remind myself, “Hang on, Susan, what’s the big rush? Rome was not built in a day. Beyonce was not built in a day. Take a breath.”
The reason why this particular thought is so dangerous… is that it often drives people to give up on their dreams. It’s a major dream-killer.
If you think, “Everything is taking too long,” day in, day out, for weeks in a row… it’s like pouring buckets of water onto a pan of beautiful cupcakes. Everything gets soggy and sad and soppy. Pretty soon, you’re going to feel so bogged down and discouraged that you’ll just… quit.
Here’s a true story about an author named Richard Carlson. You might recognize his name, because he’s the author of a very famous book called Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff.
Richard actually wrote NINE books before he wrote Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff. And those nine books… were not very successful. He didn’t sell very many copies. These nine books were “failures,” financially speaking.
It got to a point where Richard said to his wife, “I give up. I think I should get a real job, because obviously this writing thing isn’t working out.” He needed money. He felt so defeated. And, he was tired of waiting. It felt like his dream of becoming a successful author was taking so damn LONG.
His wife urged him, “Don’t give up yet.” She convinced him to keep trying.
The next book that Richard wrote was Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff—which was a smash-hit, international bestseller that sold 25 million copies.
Moral of the story:
PATIENCE, ladies. Patience.
Keep working. Stay focused. Hone your craft. Don’t give up too quickly.
Instead of thinking:
“Ugh, everything is taking SO LONG. This SUCKS.”
Try to switch that thought to something else. Switch to an alternative thought. A positve thought. A better thought. Just like changing the radio dial in your car, you can switch to a new thought in your mind.
Here are some alternative thoughts you can try out:
“This is a long journey, but it’s worth it.”
“It takes time to build an empire.”
“I love what I do and I will keep marching.”
“I refuse to give up.”
“As long as I keep taking action consistently, then I will see progress.”
“I will celebrate every piece of progress, every victory along the journey, every win.”
“All of my business heroes are persistent, patient people who refuse to give up. I admire people like that—so that’s how I’ll approach my work, too.”
Those are empowering thoughts that will keep you going… and going… and going… for an entire marathon, not just a sprint.
Attitude adjustment: COMPLETE.
It’s GO time.