In my 20 years of coaching individuals achieve personal and business success, I have had my fair share of clients achieve unbelievable results and sadly, my share of people that have had little to no progress. This article is about the similarities between the two groups.
Success (or failure) is predictable. You are a cumulative result of your habits.
Here is the typical response of the 3 types of people that I work with.
- The cycle depicted in the photo. The individual becomes uncomfortable. In this scenario, the individual experience pain and then takes action to ease the pain. When the pain subsides due to the actions taken, discomfort sets in. When the individual becomes uncomfortable AGAIN (meaning that to continue the actions cause more discomfort than the pain of staying the same) they cease those actions and return to their former state.
Pain -> Action -> Discomfort -> Cessation -> Problem Returns
- The individual becomes comfortable. The individual experiences the same 4 points in the photo but the cessation of action stems from comfort, not discomfort.
The individual experiences pain, takes action, gets enough of a result to experience a change and then ceases the action because they feel they have acted enough.
This person eventually returns to their former actions and eventually returns back to the same challenges as before.
Pain -> Action -> Comfort -> Cessation -> Problem Returns
- Perseverance. In this scenario the individual experiences the same pain, takes the same action and experiences the same changes. Except in this scenario, the individuals mindset is not on the short-term outcome but on lifelong change. This individual knows that they will need to consistently move through pain to get out of pain. They choose between the pain of change and the pain of staying the same.
This individual COMMITS to continued action, to developing the skills and to acquiring the tools that will be necessary to deal with the new and ever-changing landscape that they will need to navigate.
This person understands that their success will not be due to a lack of challenges, but rather, being better equipped to deal with them.
Pain -> Action -> Discomfort -> Continued Action
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