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Patience


For most of us this is a virtue we don’t possess in abundance (me in- cluded). But it doesn’t matter what you are trying to achieve, it never happens over night, no matter what anybody tells you. Even people that claim to be “overnight successes”, when you delve a little further you find out that a lot of hard work was going on behind the scenes for a long time. I was always setting goals and time-frames for when things needed to happen by. Looking back those time-frames were usually totally unre- alistic. Now I set my objectives, but I leave the time-frame open. I have an idea by when I want to achieve that objective, but I don’t write it down and formalise it. I know that when everything is in place, it will all come together; but waiting for that moment takes a lot of patience. But if you know you have done all the preperation necessary, then you just have to be patient in the knowing that it WiLL happen. If something is for you, it’s for you, and no-one can stop that happening. Sometimes we just have to be patient as we see all our obstacles through. I don’t know a successful person who never had obstacles, and usually the bigger the success, the bigger the obstacles.


2 Passion 3


There is nothing more fulfilling than doing something you are passionate about. When I studied to be a Life Coach 10 years ago, there were many people studying with me who were only in it for the money. I remember our teacher saying that if we were in the coaching business only for the money, then most of us would be out of business within one year. And looking back, about 80% of my class were out of business within 1 year, in some cases within 6 months! Why? They were not passionate about the area of coaching and self-development, they were just interested in the final cheque; and clients sense this immediately. You see, when you are passionate about something, the way you talk about it is completely different; your tone, the language you use , even the speed at which you speak, all changes when passion is part of the equation. You immedi- ately “sound” more knowledgeable and confident about what you are speaking about (even if you aren’t). Once people sense your passion, you immediately become more believeable. Once you are passionate about something you can literally “close the deal” every time. Having passion for something cannot be made up. And this is what separates the wheat from the chaff.


So, at the end of the day you have to ask yourself “How badly do I want this?” And this will give you a sense of the level of your passion. If you can take it or leave it, then it’s best to walk away.


31 INSPIRATIONAL WOMAN MAGAZINE


July/August 2011 31


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