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7. Concentrate on what will work.
Some people are very good at finding all of reasons why something *won't* work. So good that they talk themselves out of even trying. Don't compound potential negatives, compound positives and concentrate on why things *will* work for you!
8. If it's not working, STOP DOING IT!
One definition of insanity reads: "Doing same thing over and over, but expecting a different result each time." I tend to think of that more as a definition of *humanity.* Whether caused by determination, pride, or mere stubbornness, many have trouble recognizing and admitting that things aren't working. If that's you, adopt a new motto: "Just don't do it!" When things stop working, stop doing them, readjust, and move on.
9. When you just don't know, get help.
We can't know everything. We can't always solve everything. When that's case, get help. There are businesses, counselors, consultants, and coaches who can work with you on almost any trouble spot you may encounter. Use them.
10. If it doesn't make you happy, don't do it.
Working towards your goals may not always be easy. You may not have fun every moment as you wend your way. Overall you should be happy with what you are doing because it's what you want to do. If that's not true then you definitely need to re-evaluate your goals or how you are pursuing them.
Jim Allen is a professional life & business coach. For more ideas, subscribe to his free bi-weekly ezine, THE BIG IDEA, by sending a blank email to: SubscribeGA@CoachJim.com