My name is David and I’m a Flambé.
Dang it! I did it again!
If there is one thing I can count on it’s making moose steaks. ** ahem ** mistakes. I’m a pro. I’m like the John Elton of mistakes. Sorry: Elton John.
I’m quite good at time. Tim. THEM! Mistakes, anyway. I’m good at them. If it weren’t for spell check and grammar check I just might be unintelligible.
The thing is that we all make mistakes. And we all have focus. And it’s very easy to apply that focus to our shortcomings. It’s good to understand them so we can improve, but it’s not good to focus on them. Why? Well, why not take this quick 30-second test and find out?
Hold on. Did you take the test? You might have thought you didn’t need to, but you kinda do. It’s seriously quick though. Really. We’ll wait.
Instead of focusing on our failures, let’s focus on our successes. You’re reading this which means you’re trying to improve and trying to learn. It also means you’ve learned how to read.
Every day you do so many things just like this to move forward, and yet you probably don’t appreciate all the good you do. You nitpick your mistakes, but you probably require an act of congress to appreciate your successes.
Why not appreciate your accomplishments, even the easy ones? Why not focus on what you’re doing well? Why not give yourself a pat on the back? Why not take that focus and use it to see yourself for all your potential?
We may fail, and do it often, but we succeed often too. My name is David and I’m a success.
Now it’s your turn.