The Three Second Miracle
Ever have those days when you are faced with a constant string of
challenges, obstacles and set back on the path to your goals? Here’s a
quick way to overcome every one of them in just three seconds (or
When you’re faced with a roadblock you mind automatically goes into assessment mode. That is, it looks at the situation and says “I can’t get past this.”
When confronted with the words “I can’t,” your brain shuts down. It simply stops thinking about the obstacle and begins looking for something else to do.
To counteract this, whenever you run across a challenge, simply ask yourself “How can I?” This little phrase immediately kicks your brain into problem-solving mode (what it is best at) and gets your creativity flowing.
If you really want to drive this process to its fullest potential, grab a sheet of paper when you ask “How can I?” and make a list of the top 100 ways you can solve the problem.
It’s likely that the answer lies not in the first 20 answers but in the last 20.
For example, if you find that you want to get in touch with a big prospect, ask yourself “How can I meet Mr. X?” and start writing. You’ll be amazed at the creativity that flows from your pen after a few minutes of letting your creative side run wild.
Let me know what creative ideas you come up with and I’ll post them in next month’s newsletter.