Have you ever had a day when you’ve thought “my life sucks” and blamed it on the traffic, the dog, your kids or your boss?
Yep, we’ve all had them. I know I have. But, after a fantastic weekend at a fitness event this week, I can’t see me doing that again in a hurry.
On Friday morning we heard a keynote speaker called Richard McCann tell his story. And it’s mind-blowing. It all started when he was 5 and his mother was Peter Sutcliffe’s first victim, The Yorkshire Ripper. You may think that the hour was very sad, but how he has coped despite what life has thrown at him is quite remarkable.
In spite of all this however he has become a leading motivational speaker, author, film maker and generally nice bloke. How?
One of his ways was deciding very early on in his career that he would be the best at whatever it was he set his mind to.
So when he was an ironer. He was the best.
When he was a warehouse man. He was the best.
Now he is a public speaker he wants to be the best. He’s really already pretty darn good!
He developed an ‘I Can’ attitude that has served him through some very rough and traumatic years.
How often do you look at a situation and think it’s not possible to achieve or too tough or too risky?
What if you took the thought mantra of Richard and said ‘I can’ and went for it?
He said he used to look at situations and think ‘what’s the worst that can happen?’ — he figured that the worst that can happen had already happened to him and that he should always give it a go.
This is going to be my new approach to those obstacles in life we need to negotiate.
I am going to decide that I can and then get it done 🙂
I’d love to know what you are going to say ‘I CAN’ to or what you are going to be the best at. Drop me a line and let me know 🙂
To your brilliant and challenge filled life!