Don’t Let A Virus Become Your Crutch

June 28, 2020
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It seems like having a victim mentality is in vogue. Making excuses for one’s lack of success, blaming others rather than taking responsibility and being accountable might well be the true cause of our failure as a society.

“If you have passion, there is no need for excuses because your enthusiasm will trump any negative reasoning you might come up with. Enthusiasm makes excuses a nonissue.”
-Dr. Wayne Dyer

Enthusiasm might be in short supply these days. And yet, YOUR success isn’t dependent on anyone other than YOU.

And that’s great news because YOU cannot control anyone other than YOU.

Years ago, I learned from Foster Hibbard, a student and colleague of Napoleon Hill, author of “Think and Grow Rich”, that words have power.

Mr. Hibbard maintained that repeating phrases such as “Enthooosiasm” and “Get Excited, Get Excited, Get Excited”, often during the day encourages the mindset required for success.

Foster Hibbard, whom I met and studied with in 1978 taught the value of a positive attitude (mindset, as we now call it). His teachings and lessons were based on the accumulated wisdom culled from many sources and throughout the ages.

The way the human mind works hasn’t changed in millennia. So, understanding the mind is the key to unlocking its’ and YOUR potential.

“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”
-Mahatma Gandhi

When one believes they are a victim, they use the language (words) of the victim and the rest follows suit until the destiny becomes failure or lack of abundance.

Sure, we can blame a virus for our situation. Of course we can blame the government for shutting down our businesses. There’s always some thing or someone to blame.

How helpful is that?

YOUR success starts in your mind and becomes expressed through your words and given substance by your actions.

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.”

Don’t become a Viral Victim.

Think positively, speak positive words, act positively and with purpose and your destiny becomes success.

To everyone’s excellent success,
Michael, Laurie and the PPS team

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Michael ran and sold a prestigious group practice in Manhattan and has been on Faculty at Columbia University and New York-Presbyterian Medical Center for 30 years including Director of the GPR program and Director of the course on Practice Management.

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