Monthly Archives: August 2018

Move the goalpost

Have you taken a deep and candid look at your vision board or goal sheet lately?

I used to want a fancy sportscar … but now we live in Europe and enjoy fast & comfortable public transit. We are whisked along the rails past rush hour gridlock. There is little on-the-street parking and few parking lots. A car has become more of a liability than a pleasure.

Some of the goals I set years ago also involve people and animals who have since passed away… needless to say it’s time for me to rewrite or drop them.

And I’m simply not interested in some goals anymore.

It’s okay to release a goal.

If you feel resistance to dropping one you no longer want, ask yourself, “Whom am I trying to impress with this goal?”

Be willing to let go someone else’s ideal of your success.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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Speaking in opposites

Business language can be backwards in its approach.

In a recent industry-wide webinar, I observed people speaking about their businesses.

One person used a word starting with the letter k (a synonym for ending life) and he meant it as a compliment of how well he performed a recent presentation to potential business colleagues.

Another talked about massive growth and used a word beginning with b.

(actual words omitted because I don’t need some search engine flagging my blog as violent)

And the presenter challenged the crowd with a common question: “How bad do you want it?”

These statements got me thinking about how our subconscious mind interprets language.

In personal development books and seminars I learned how the subconscious mind interprets language. It is like a 3 or 4 year old child, taking things literally, regardless of how old we are or how many years of school we attended.

So I started asking myself, “Do we really want to end our businesses? Do we want them to expand so quickly and unsustainably that they disintegrate and burn everything in their vicinity?”

Well, not really. Those words are metaphors for enrolling everyone, or for rapidly expanding growth.

And it’s truly not “bad” to want something… it’s another way of saying I want it STRONGLY.

Scoff if you wish at what seems like verbal nit-picking … but realize the center of motivation and goal setting listens to the literal. Yes, your internal toddler controls your goal-setting.

Consider these alternate phrases:

“I wow’d everyone!” “Momentum!” and “How strongly do you want it?” are three suggested substitutions.

Watch your language… it can program you for success or failure, even inadvertently.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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Laughing at procrastination

This is the most concise and humorous explanation of procrastination I have found. It’s brilliant.

If you struggle with procrastination, read the two-part article. It describes the cycles that trigger procrastination AND how to thwart a “procrastination distraction” during your worktime.

(If you want suggestions to overcome the “hardest part” of the cycle, skim through “The Willpower Instinct” book by Dr. Kelly McGonigal.)

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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