Although a lot of people don’t like to make mistakes, mistakes are often the best way to learn. Mistakes give us experience we can use later in life. The things you are good at, you have learned so well by making many big or small mistakes along the way.

When I was in my mid-twenties, I didn’t have the courage to talk to strangers. I didn’t dare ask a cute girl out on a date, and I was mortified at the thought of speaking in front of a bunch of people.

Ever since I started helping people break habits and reach goals, I have heard countless myths about how long it takes to break a habit. Here is the whole truth:

Very early on in your upbringing, your parents were probably already telling you, that you might want to always have a plan B, in case it turns out you can’t get what you want.

Throughout the more than 20 years I’ve been working with the development of people and organizations, there have been time after time when I’ve heard a number of funny, interesting or even bad excuses.

Throughout life, you may have experienced not being good enough, strong enough, good-looking enough, hard-working enough, disciplined enough, rich enough, tall enough, or perhaps quick enough. But don’t worry. You don’t have to be any of those things. You are you, and you are precisely how you should be when you stop comparing yourself to others.

We all know this: Nobody feels like hanging around somebody who is constantly complaining. It zaps your energy being in the company of people who focus only on the negative, but even so, the world is full of them.

If you think successful people are lucky, or that they are all born with a silver spoon in their mouths, you are wrong. Most successful people have struggled with many of the same problems and challenges you are. Instead of giving up, however, they have succeeded in finding motivation and keep it every day, so they can go after their dreams and goals.

None of us go through life without experiencing adversity. Although it often varies what kind of adversity comes our way, the way we think determines whether we keep our heads above water or whether circumstances in life get us down.

Life holds many lessons for each of us to learn. While some people make the same mistakes over and over without learning from them, there are seven things a lot of successful people have tried and therefore have decided they’ll never do again. These are:

A large part of my work creating changes, impact and breakthroughs for my clients is about decoding the mental strategies that are making them self-sabotage, so we can then replace them with a new strategy that works.

Over the years, philosophers, linguists and other folks have told us, how essential our words are for the way we think. With a single word, you can create joy, excitement and happiness, but you can also create irritation, conflicts or limitations. Here are 10 words that restrict you:

Last month, I asked those who follow me on my Facebook page, which myths they have heard about goals and goal setting. I have peppered those answers with my own 18+ years of experience helping entrepreneurs, employees, managers, sales representatives and other ordinary people to achieve their goals. Here are 8 myths about goals and goal setting:

I have talked to, studied, and learned from many successful people over the past 18 years. I have trained, taught, and helped thousands of people achieve what they want, just as I myself have reached a great many goals I set for myself throughout my life.

When you apologize, it is often because you are much too worried about what other people think. It may also be because you need to explain why you do what you do, because you know from experience that it may be appropriate for the expectations others have for you or for your particular situation.

Do you feel stuck, insecure, or even paralyzed, when you need to commit to going after your goals and dreams, then here is your recipe for going forward.

I have written it for many years here on the blog, and it still holds true: Those things we each believe (our beliefs), are in most cases the determining factor for whether or not we succeed. Successful people know this, and therefore they don’t leave their beliefs up to chance.
Here you have 7 beliefs of successful people:

One thing I do really poorly is the hamster wheel. Doing the same things again and again. Day in and day out, never really getting anywhere. I’ve seen it time and time again throughout my life. The moment I start running around that wheel, I wind up being stuck in it, and if I don’t jump back off, it kills my motivation, my enthusiasm, and my joy, slowly but surely.

Til toppen