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Solving problems is key to success

Learning how to solve problems will help make you successful

To solve problems, empower yourself with these questions…

What is good or great about what just happened?

What can I learn from this?

How have other people responded to this particular situation or result?

What specific changes do I have to make to avoid having this happen to me again and to reach my goals?

When you experience a problem, ask yourself these questions.  If you develop the habit of consistently and passionately asking yourself these four questions EVERY time a problem arises, you’ll find that the answers and solutions will appear.

Thought for the day– “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results”  Albert Einstein

"The harder I practice, the luckier I get!"

"The harder I practice the luckier I get"

Gary Player was once one of the top golfers in the world. Player’s famous quote, “The harder I practice the luckier I get” really does say it all. Or does it?

The key to success isn’t simply to practice. Many golfers hit a bucket of golf balls on the driving range each week without ever seeing any improvement in their game on the course.

To truly succeed you need to “deliberately practice”. For example, rather than simply swinging away at the driving range, you must set a goal of hitting your ball with a five-iron so that it lands 15 feet from the pin 90% of the time. Taking 200-300 swings, you need to monitor your results, make adjustments in your stance, grip and swing, and repeat during each daily practice session until you reach your specific goal. That’s what is known as “deliberate practice.”

It doesn’t matter whether you are trying to become successful in sport or in your USANA business, “deliberate practice” is the name of the game!

Thought for the day– Each and every day, get up and deliberately swing away at life!

Ask Questions EVERY Day!

Ask questions every day!

When something good or bad happens, you can learn from the experience if you ask yourself the following four questions…

  • What is good or great about what just happened?
  • What can I learn from this?
  • How have other people responded to this particular situation or result?
  • How can I use this experience to improve my life and reach my goals?

The key to active success is to use these four questions every time something important (good or bad) happens in your life.  Turn this into a habit and over time, you’ll start to see amazing results.

Thought for the day–  You can never ask a stupid question.  But since there are so many questions to choose from, be smart and ask the right questions that work!

Read more about how questions can be used to achieve success and happiness by visiting our Questions Catagory.  For proven and effective “problem solving” questions click here…

Do you have any additional questions you believe should be included in this list?  If so, share your comments or contact us with your feedback…

"Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration." - Thomas Alva Edison

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results"

The first time Edison tried to create the light bulb, he failed. After making several changes, he tried again and failed. What made Edison different from most people is that he kept at it and after about 998 more attempts, he successfully created the very first light bulb. Edison’s persistence, drive, and determination changed our world forever.

Successful people never give up. They take focused action to see what works (or what doesn’t work) and then based upon the results, they make changes and try again. Over time, these people get successful results.

When asked about his unsuccessful inventions, Edison replied, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Thought for the day– There is no substitute for hard work. Just like Edison, the harder you work, the more successful you get!

Persistence and dedication-

"Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing"

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. Many people believe he was one of the greatest leaders in American history.

One of the main reasons Lincoln was able to achieve his goals (and probably his dreams) was that on a daily basis, he made a focused effort to do what needed to be done to achieve his short and long-term goals. In his mind, there was no such thing as failure, only undesirable results. Bottom line, Lincoln never gave up!

What most people are not aware of is the fact that Lincoln…

Failed in business at age 21.
Was defeated in a legislative race at age 22.
Failed again in business at age 24.
Overcame the death of his sweetheart at age 26.
Had a nervous breakdown at age 27.
Lost a congressional race at age 34.
Lost a congressional race at age 36.
Lost a senatorial race at age 45.
Failed in an effort to become vice-president at age 47.
Lost a senatorial race at age 47.
Was elected PRESIDENT of the US at age 52!

While many people might give up after one or two “failures”, Lincoln learned from his mistakes and pushed forward to the next day. How would you react to these outcomes? If you were in Lincoln’s shoes and failed in business and lost an election at 21 and 22, would you stay focused and continue to work towards achieving your goals for the next 30 years?

One of the main lessons to learn from all of the “challenges” that Lincoln faced during his lifetime is that in order to reach your goals and be successful, you must NEVER GIVE UP!

Thought for the day– You don’t have to fail and become President in order to be successful in life!