No - Your Number 1 Tool to Succeed
No Spells Success
Did you know that the word NO is the most important word in the English language for people who are determined to succeed?
We did several workshops on living your natural genius for larger corporations over the past few years. Every participant was asked for his or her opinion of the words YES and NO.
The results weren’t very surprising. Most people have positive associations with the word YES and negative associations with the word NO.
This is a very common perception, but does it really represent the truth?
If you ask me, NO it does not.
The ability to say NO to discouragement, distraction and other negative influences is essential for being successful, especially for smart people.
Smart people can think through certain scenarios in a split second. They can come up with new brilliant business ideas every day. They can think through all the details of their ideas in a very short period of time.
Their brain functions with a complexity and brilliance that is impressive to anyone who listens to them.
However, their brilliance is also their downfall if they don’t know how to say NO.
Even though a smart person can think up brilliant scenarios in a second, it usually takes them much more time to implement their ideas. Success lies in implementation and follow-through.
Most smart people who have not learned how to use the word NO effectively often fall into the trap of jumping from one idea to the next. They never seem to stay with one idea long enough to really succeed.
Once you accept your genius, you accept the responsibility that comes with it. It’s the responsibility to focus and to go all the way with your capabilities.
It also means to say NO to jumping from one idea to the next. Doing so stops or sidetracks you.
Saying NO to distractions is the only strategy that will keep you focused.
Saying NO to discouragement is the only strategy that will keep your attitude positive.
Saying NO to doubts is the only strategy that will allow you to go beyond you comfort zone.
If you look at highly successful people, you can recognize that they had to say NO over and over again to be able to create the accomplishments they experienced in their life.
Albert Einstein had to say NO to his father and to his teachers who were urging him to get a practical profession and not to pursue an academic career.
Had Einstein listened, we all would have never benefited from his amazing genius.
Tiger Woods had to say NO to all the distractions that come with being famous. He refused to be like so many others who are famous for a moment but not for a lifetime.
Start by taking the first step today.
All you have to do is learn how to become an expert at saying NO to distractions, doubts and discouragement. Let your genius catapult you to a level of success that you have not known before.