Friday, March 13, 2015

Work Smarter - Not Harder.......

As a life coach I often run into people in my practice, who are "stuck" in life. They have done the same things for years without little or no results.

I have been stuck many times in my own life and it isn't a good feeling. Unfortunately when we are stuck we keep on doing the same thing over and over again and so often we are expecting different results. And we don't understand why we can't have a breakthrough or get "unstuck".

If you want a different results you have to do something different.

Trying harder doesn't always work either. A lot of times we need to do something radically different to achieve greater levels of success.

We need to break out of our old patterns or habits and most of the times that includes getting out of our comfort zones, which is a scary thing for most people.

Today I want to share something with you written by Price Pritchett.
Just some food for thought!

I am sitting in a quiet room at the Milcroft Inn, a peaceful little place hidden back among the pine trees about an hour out of Toronto. It's just past noon, late July, and I'm listening to the desperate sounds of a life-or-death struggle going on a few feet away.
There's a small fly burning out the last of its short life's energies in a futile attempt to fly through the glass of the windowpane. The whining wings tell the poignant story of the fly's strategy:
Try harder.

But it's not working.

The frenzied effort offers no hope for survival. Ironically, the struggle is part of the trap. It is impossible for the fly to try hard enough to succeed at breaking through the glass. Nevertheless, this little insect has staked its life on reaching its goal through raw effort and determination.

This fly is doomed. It will die there in the windowsill.

Across the room, ten steps away, the door is open. Ten seconds of flying time and this small creature could reach the outside world it seeks. With only a fraction of the effort now being wasted, it could be free of the this self-imposed trap. The breakthrough possibility is there. It would be so easy.


Why doesn't the fly try another approach, something dramatically different? How did it get so locked in the idea that this particular route and determined efforts offer the most promise for success?
What logic is therein continuing until death to seek a breakthrough with more of the same?

No doubt this approach makes sense to the fly. Regrettably, it's an idea that will kill.

Try harder isn't necessary the solution to achieving more. It may not offer any real promise for getting what you want out of life. Sometimes, in fact, it's a big part of the problem

If you stake your hopes for a breakthrough on trying harder than ever, you may kill your chances for success.
Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

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