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Naysayers and Shortcuts of Masters and Millionaires
How many of them walk the earth? You know one or two of them yourself. We call them "naysayers." No matter how terrific an idea may be that they are presented with, these people invariably have something unpleasant to say... about the idea, and/or the person who presented the idea. Day after day, you'll find these self-styled critics putting down someone else's thoughts, ideas, and actions.
I'm impelled to observe that I cannot remember meeting one single "naysayer" who had achieved whatever it is they were derogating... nor one successful person who had this type of negative attitude... not once in all of my travels. A fellow famed for his wisdom wrote, "We are offended by a fault in someone... only after, or because, we have identified that fault... in ourselves."
Perhaps this is why we are often unwilling to open up to what may prove to be particularly valuable advice and suggestions from others: it's easier to do so than to face up to the fact that we haven't gone ahead and fixed up that particular area of our lives. After all, if we downgrade the suggestion, or the person issuing it, we successfully avoid looking at our own performance AND effort levels. Too frequently, too many of us indicate our decided preference for fixing the blame over fixing the problem, yes?
Naysayers Versus The Highway To Winning More
Rich Little, high school football star crippled in an accident, realized how much he disliked being with himself. Asking questions, he found that most people turn on the radio or TV, and otherwise avoid spending time with themselves & determining WHAT needs fixing or improving, and creating a plan for doing so. This encouraged him to develop a course on learning how to get along better with self AND others, how to better prepare for job interviews, & how to set plans for one's life; but when he sought financing from various foundations, they all laughed at his multi-page applications, pointing out that he had no college degrees, or other "credentials" for justifying a grant. FACT: 95% of the people who read this would "take the hint" after 30 different foundations rejected their applications. But not Rich. He waited until seventy five foundations said "No." That's when he REALLY buckled down & got busy. Thirty more turned him down...40 more, & yes, fifty. Do each or most of these sound as if there is a naysayer in a decision-making capacity therein? Recognizing that the naysayer mentality was at work, the Highway To Winning More already alive and well inside of Rich did not stop him from doing what he could to find other ways to get his program instituted, if not nationally, then perhaps just one school at a time. Rich Little proved that there IS a Highway To Winning More, because he certainly applied powergems himself to his efforts.
A total of a hundred and forty foundations called to tell him it was a "no go." Do YOU have the fortitude to keep on going in the face of so much failure? Rich did. When the Kellogg Foundation called to tell him "Sorry, Rich, there's just no way we can see you starting this type of program for eighty thousand dollars," his heart sank yet again.
the voice on the phone continued. "Rich, it seems to us that a program like this just wouldn't work with eighty thousand dollars; so we're giving you $150,000 to start with."
Last I heard, Rich Little's program was being taught in more than 5,500 high schools around the world!! He simply had no time to pay heed to the "naysayers." there's a profitable lesson for all of us here. Mom used to tell us kids, "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all."The next suggestion I hear? I think I'll just stop without saying much, beyond "Thanks," or, "I see." If the advice or suggestion seems to apply, or have value, I'd be silly not to take some action upon that advice. If not, I have no trouble remembering the phrase, "If it doesn't apply, let it fly."
More importantly, I'm inclined to look at whether or not the person issuing the advice or suggestion has recently, or ever, applied the recommendation themselves. If so, I'm certainly inclined to ask for some more details... because I've no wish to be a naysayer.
Whenever she'd hear one of her five children degrading or making fun of someone else's efforts/dreams/input to a subject, my mother would quickly say, "Don't knock it... unless you can do better."
Isn't it funny how our mother seems to get wiser... as her children get older?
Standing lonely if not alone, naysayers choose to focus on knocking other people.
Naysayers might pretend to this, naysayers issue forth from precending naysayers, often.
The larger portion of humans tend to mature as did their parents, or in really opposite ways.
Children of alcoholics tend to become alcoholics... ...or teetotalers, entirely eschewing alcohol.
Naysayers seem to come of naysaying parents, who craft a generational string of real naysayers.
Dedicated to finding all the reasons why a defined goal cannot be achieved, or, worse, should not, naysayers may be secondary only to ourselves in presenting our individually-presented obstacles.
Conversely, typical naysayers also teach us at least one of the best and most potent of PowerGems.
Naysayers are centers of learning how not to act, avoiding winning, since they quit before they start.
What big achievement can be attained if you quit before you start, or before many failures enroute? The Highway To Winning More provides further support and evidence by simply looking at all naysayers. Without knowing such naysayers, the Highway To Winning More knows naysayers succeed rarely, if ever. Is that not proof unto itself? Look at any winner or champion in life; You cannot find a naysayer among them. Henry Ford said, "Those who say it cannot be done should stop interrupting those who are doing it."
Naysayers function by habitual attitudes that are opposite to the tenets of the Highway To Winning More, in a different arena than the Highway To Winning More operates within.
Take the same energy invested by the naysayer listing their reasons it cannot be done, with ways of figuring out how to get it done. Nearly every time that you have a strong enough "why," you end up figuring out the how. Use this Shapetalk PowerGem intentionally.
It is the same brain energy, which will likely succeed at WHATEVER you point it at, being so cybernetic in design and function, the same brain energy, redirected from the negative of naysayers to a Highway To Winning More -style plan for getting it done.
Precisely what do I want, and by what deadline?
Who can help me get it done?
What ten reasons can I choose from in asking for their help?
What is in it for me? The strength of this answer overshadows everything else
A cornerstone of your internalized Highway To Winning More is that having a why so often reveals the how. The Highway To Winning More asserts that most other factors lag far, far behind your control of these factors. Naysayers come from naysayers, and have a pitiful manner of creating or encouraging other nascent naysayers. The Highway To Winning More is a pathway for you to prove YOUR naysayers wrong by finding ways to get the job done. The Highway To Winning More invites your opposition to naysayers, for naysayers ARE opposite of the Highway To Winning More
Choose to be the opposite of a naysayer, thinking and comporting yourself into the circumstances whereby you are taking the opposing position from the naysayer. It is far more a choice than a chance, as with the myriad of tools within your Highway To Winning More, a choice, not a chance.
Like most all human beings, you are surrounded by people who are expert at catching you (and others) red-handed in the act of doing something wrong. The Highway To Winning More endorses and ebulliently advances the value of reciprocating by adopting a far more productive line of energy:
Get better at, and then develop mastery and expertise in the RIDICULOUSLY-SIMPLE skill of catching people red-handed... in the act... of doing something right.
The Highway To Winning More reminds you that, regarding whatever pecentage of things receive in your life compared to what you want in life, and put it next to the percentages of getting what you EXPECTED, you will find this simple truism:
While we do not always get what we want in life we do in fact tend to get a far higher percentage of what we expect.
This is a master secret not only of the Highway To Winning More, it is a master secret of the universe, and the sooner you adopt this PowerGem of near-perfection, the faster you start reaping many, MANY more rewards. Catch people red-handed in the act of doing something right.
Put these two master secrets together! Create synergy, where one plus one equals more than two!
If and only if you genuinely "get it," that we most often get what we expect when we expect it all the way through and through, it means there is great truth and greater value in the training of humans to raise their expectations. When you raise your expectations, you raise the likelihood of raising your results. As a genuinely secondary-yet-still-sweet benefit, you defeat the naysayer, you definably gainsay and refute the core beliefs of the naysayer, claiming that "you cannot." The most powerful combination of phrases that exist in any language are, "I can, I will, I am." (Not, "I should, could, I would, instead choosing the proactive positive). So, when you establish higher expectations, you simultaneously establish a stronger foundation for the fullest refutation of the naysayer.
Raise Your Expectations!
Since we tend to find what we most look for, finding what we fully expected all along,
invest even the tiniest amount of time and effort into looking for what people do right.
Catch them in the act of doing something right...
... and then make as much of a big deal as others make of catching someone in the wrong.
Raising Expectations ... of yourself and others
Surely the best way to deflate the validity of a naysayer's argument is to quickly, powerfully, and, for the long-term benefit of anyone within hearing distance, effectively undermine the naysayer by doing more. Each tiny step is worth so much more than its face value when combined with other related tiny steps. You already know that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Individually, they certainly do not superficially appear to carry much in the way of progress towards the anticipated destination. In tandem with each other, however, you have seen from your OWN experiences in making it through a challenging time... that you made it through the other side of your challenges by adding together all the smaller steps that constitute your largest leaps.
Raise your expectations of what you expect to find in others. Let others know you think well enough of them to compliment ONLY the things they are doing right, and see how it encourages them, because it is no less than a master secret of the universe that human beings tend to repeat the behavior for which they are rewarded. Catch someone doing something right today, comment on it affirmatively, and, by the time you have done this a hundred or even several hundred times in your first hundred days of practicing this, and you will results improved enough to credit the Highway To Winning More with, or, more accurately, YOUR USE OF these Highway To Winning More master secrets and techniques and shortcuts.
Less talking, as the naysayer is wont to limit themselves to (naysayers rarely pursue their own dreams with passion), and more action on your part. The Highway To Winning More expects more from you, since you are a student of the Highway To Winning More. Where the naysayer expects less of you, the Highway To Winning More that is hard-wired into your own system expects a good bit more from you. You're worth the investment of trust... and one hundred and eighty-plus MILLION of MisterShortcut's most precious possessions. Be clear on this: You are well worth the effort, and this standing set of greater expectations of and for you.
Never allow naysayers to slow you from your cause, mission, quest, or goal.
Those who say it cannot be done are people who do not pursue big thoughts.
By limiting their thinking, naysayers inevitably retard their own progress in life.
Live your Highway To Winning More, BE your own Highway To Winning More.
Push aside the naysayers and repeatedly remembers what is in it for you.
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