When you are preparing for an important event, whether it’s a speech or a presentation, you likely have a strategy for motivation. For most people, this involves thinking about all of the things that could go wrong. This looks like considering all of the things that may sabotage your performance (so that you can construct a backup plan).
The problem with this thinking is that it focuses on failure, not success. You are essentially preparing yourself to fail by creating a mindset that revolves around worst case scenarios. This can leave you anxious and lacking confidence. The key to success is to take the opposite strategy and focus on where you want to go and how you will get there.
In this video James Hayes, Director of Coaching and Public Trainings here at The Coaching Room, will take you through:
- The dangers of focusing on all of the things in the environment that could sabotage you
- Preparing and motivating yourself to take positive action
- Looking at what you want to accomplish
- Focusing on what you can control
- Empowering the behaviours that are the factors of your success
- Creating a process centred on the things you can control to affect the outcome you want
- Centering on your personal power
|Look where you want to go, and focus on what you control|
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