There’s Another Reason You Could Be A Failure

It’s a very common situation where everything seems to go belly up. We then end up blaming our luck, our environment or in some cases – the evil eye. But, what if I told you there was a way to bypass this? What if I told you that there was a different approach that you can adopt – and by doing that, you can offset one of the biggest mistakes you can make in your career?

Read on.

Situation

  • You seem to be having a string of bad luck
  • Everything seems to be stacked against you
    • And everyone’s your enemy!
  • Everything seems to be going wrong
    • “Am I sooo unlucky?”
  • You seem to be missing opportunities
  • Seem to be stuck in a vicious downward spiral

Cause

  • Negative ideas and perspectives tend to stick
  • Our mental makeup affects our outlook and decisions
  • A foul disposition can sour relationships, destroy opportunities and negatively affect our career trajectory
  • Sunk cost should not be a factor in decision making

Answer

  • Intentionally search for the benefits of your situation
    • Forces you to change your viewing angle – and interpretation
  • Reframe that situation as a positive one
    • Forces you to look through a positive lens/filter
  • Look for the silver lining
    • Understand that this is temporary

Result

  • New perspectives generate new angles to the situation
    • Your angle should be consciously chosen
  • Different interpretation means different stories
    • Everyone has a subjective reality
  • You control the narrative/story running in your head
    • The event happened. But, our interpretation can be different
  • Spin the story that takes you closest to your goals
    • Build your reality this way
      • This is a key aspect of success

Your Turn

  • Look at common triggers
    • What really gets you angry/upset?
      • People
      • Places
      • Situations
      • Things
      • Ideas
  • Look at times you’ve felt ‘wronged’
    • Look at the places where you’re carrying baggage in the form of…
      • Anger
      • Hate
      • Resentment
      • Avoidance
      • Sarcasm
      • Jokes
      • Obedience
  • Look at present, difficult situations
    • What’s stressing you out now?
      • Why?
  • Finish this sentence: “Good. This means that…”
    • Jocko Willink’s idea
    • Do this as a daily exercise
      • Write it with pen and paper for greater satisfaction

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    • Goal: Increase Job Security, Reduce Career Risk And Win At Work With E.P.I.C Transformations
    • Mission: Liberate a million millennials from an unsatisfying career
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Arvindh Sundar

I help working professionals find direction, take control and build an epic career using the power E.P.I.C Transformation. This is the content I have created to help others. I hope it's useful to you as well. If you like this and find it useful, join the community here.

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