S:0631 Principle: Long -Term Memory For Success

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)


Two great tools of highly successful people are: they have a short-term memory for failure and a long-term memory for success.

Everyone has the experience of having a desired outcome not work out, a “failure,” if you will. Have you noticed that people who dwell on their failures — revisit them, talk about them, wallow in them, suffer over them — never seem to be successful in the long run? It’s a huge waste of time.

Go be a great performer most of your time. Self-evaluate a small percentage of your time.

Learn from what happens, course-correct, and move on. Focus on achieving what you want. People who keep their successes in mind stay motivated, try new ideas quicker, and win more.


Coaching Point: What are some of your successes?


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