Everyone thinks of changing the
world, but no one thinks of changing
him or herself…
Leo Tolstoy
The Root Cause of Failure
The Discipline of Perception
The Discipline of Perception
Recognize Your Power
Steady Your Nerves
Control Your Emotions
Practice Objectivity
Alter Perspective
It’s Up to You
Live in the Present Moment
Think Different
Finding the Opportunity
Prepare to Act
The obstacle is the way (presented to sing transition group june 30, 2014)
The obstacle is the way (presented to sing transition group june 30, 2014)
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  • There is only one thing at fault – our attitude and approach.
    Great people transform weakness into strength
    Far too many give up
    There is always a way out.
    What impedes us can empower us.
    Opportunity to practice or develop virtue – patience, courage, humility, resourcefulness, justice, and creativity.
    Struggle is one constant in everyone’s life. You are not alone.

  • How we perceive, or frame an obstacle is either a source of strength or a source of weakness.
    Resist temptation or excitement.
    We chose to react to how we feel. We can control our reaction. The most important pause. The little man and the elephant.
    The world is what it is, change is up to us.
    How we react to obstacles determine how successful we will be in overcoming them – or possibly thriving because of them.
    We must try to be objective; to control our emotions; to choose to see good in a situation; to steady our nerves; to ignore what disturbs or limits others; to place things in perspective; to revert to the present moment; to focus on what we can control. This is how we see the opportunity within the obstacle. It does not happen on its own. It is a process – one that results from self-discipline and logic. That logic is available to you. All you have to do is deploy it.
  • How we perceive, or frame an obstacle is either a source of strength or a source of weakness.
    Resist temptation or excitement.
    We chose to react to how we feel. We can control our reaction. The most important pause. The little man and the elephant.
    The world is what it is, change is up to us.
    How we react to obstacles determine how successful we will be in overcoming them – or possibly thriving because of them.
    We must try to be objective; to control our emotions; to choose to see good in a situation; to steady our nerves; to ignore what disturbs or limits others; to place things in perspective; to revert to the present moment; to focus on what we can control. This is how we see the opportunity within the obstacle. It does not happen on its own. It is a process – one that results from self-discipline and logic. That logic is available to you. All you have to do is deploy it.
  • We are never completely powerless
    We DECIDE if something will affect us.
    Know thy self.
    I decide how things will affect me.
    There are a lot of sharks in the world. If you plan to complete the swim, you will have to deal with them.
    So if you want to change the world, don’t back down from the sharks.
    I am not and never will be powerless. 12 steps?
  • Nerve is a matter of defiance and control.
    I refuse to be intimidated
    Grace and poise allow us to display all our other skills.
    There is always a counter move, but you must have a clear mind and calm nerves, to see it.
    Journal
  • You are in control
    Art of panicking
    Panic is suicide
    Increase tolerance for stress & uncertainty
    Uncertainty and fear are relieved by authority, when you are in control. Training gives us authority.
    The gift of fear
    What are you missing due to fear? Choose introspection, clarification, and wisdom instead.
  • Focus on the immediate
    Strip away legends in your brain
    Imagine them naked
  • What is up to us?
    Our emotions, judgments, creativity, attitude, perspective, desires, decisions
    This is our playing field.
    Double down on what you can control.
    What is in our power magnifies our power. Training like pilots.
  • When we believe in the obstacle more than our desired goal, what triumphs?
  • There is good in every situation.
    We have to look for it.
    Every situation is an opportunity to act
    The obstacle is an advantage not adversity. The enemy is in our inability to see this.
    Rude or disrespectful – they underestimate us which is a huge advantage.
    Conniving – we do not have to apologize when we make an example of them.
    Howard Schultz
    Critical or question our abilities – lowered expectations are easier to exceed.
    Lazy – it makes what we do look efforfless.
  • To be continued
    Will to succeed
    One thing I have learned that is most important …is the power of hope.
  • The obstacle is the way (presented to sing transition group june 30, 2014)

    1. 1. Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing him or herself… Leo Tolstoy
    2. 2. The Root Cause of Failure
    3. 3. The Discipline of Perception
    4. 4. The Discipline of Perception
    5. 5. Recognize Your Power
    6. 6. Steady Your Nerves
    7. 7. Control Your Emotions
    8. 8. Practice Objectivity
    9. 9. Alter Perspective
    10. 10. It’s Up to You
    11. 11. Live in the Present Moment
    12. 12. Think Different
    13. 13. Finding the Opportunity
    14. 14. Prepare to Act

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