What are you saying?
Questions that were asked in these interviews were affirmative -- focused on what has worked and imagining a future where more of what has worked in the past could be repeated and emphasized. Your performance, naturally enough, is directly connected to your results.
This is essential, because just as lousy beliefs put you into a descending cycle--where failure becomes ever easier--powerful beliefs can put you into an ascending cycle, where success becomes easier.
I use both negative and positive feedback to keep on target. Anyway, I don't want to belabor the point. A process like this typically involves including a large section of the organization in evoking visions, images and dreams of what is possible.
How can you be optimistic when you surround yourself in a negative work environment with people who don't care about their own future? When we constantly follow through on what we say we're going to do, we learn to trust ourselves and what we're capable of," says Polanco.
I wish I could say that I thought of all of the above myself, but the cycle described above and the "success beliefs" that follow are actually based on a life-changing conversation I had with the legendary Art Mortell, author of The Courage to Fail.
Stay in the present moment. They all hate the idea of the assignment at the start, and love it when they finish.
Isn't it time to take a different approach? While it might seem easy to blame others to save face, you won't feel good about yourself and that person won't believe that you're a team player anymore.