1. Clarify your vision.
Make fear your friend, not your master. You don't know what you don't know. Open your mind to discover possibilities that may not be obvious at the time. Zero in on a goal that has depth of meaning. The journey has to be worth taking.
ACTION: Find the elephant buzz. Find the emotion that ignites the vision. Inspire your team through emotion. Never underestimate the power of emotion.
2. Commit to cultivating positive dominant thoughts.
Shift beliefs, attitudes and truths so they are in alignment with your vision. Envision having the goal, rather than merely wanting the goal.
ACTION: Stay the Course, Change is gradual. Remember the Drops in the Bucket to avoid frustration. Learn to delay gratification.
3. Consistently focus on performance.
Experience the goal as though it were happening right now. Show your gratitude consistently.
ACTION: Use Gold dot reminders. Gold dots are triggers for goals that have emotions tied to them. The personal gold dot must align with the gold dot of the team.
4. Strengthen confidence.
Frustration will lead to negative thoughts. Negative thoughts add fuel to more negativity. This negativity can be a pattern that destroys confidence. No two thoughts can occupy the mind at the same time. Replace negativity with positive, confident thoughts.
ACTION: Institute pattern busters. Once you recognize yourself or your team playing out the pattern of negativity, interrup the patter by saying "Thank you, but this is not part of my vision. My vision is...........". Experience the vision in detail.
5. Control the response to any situation.
Unforeseen circumstances will arise. Expect the unexpected. Anticipate your response to challenges as well as your team's.
ACTION: Use flash cards. Design flash cards that detail stressful scenarios. Mentally experience handling these stressful situations with ease.