Find Your Remedy (Personal Development)
Julie Jordan Scott
Too often these days we are programmed to believe there is constantly a travesty a foot. We are a heartbeat away from disaster, a breath away from destruction and a step off of the course to devastation.
The natural tendency with this sort of message being portrayed as truth would be to simply give up. To turn ourselves over to victim status, seeing that disaster, destruction and devastation are life's warped rewards.
Instead, look towards one of America's most highly favored entrepreneurs from the past, Henry Ford. Mr. Ford said these words: "Don't find fault, find a remedy."
In other words, instead of looking at the garbage and clucking your tongue, find a solution to the garbage problem. No, don't hold a bureaucratic committee meeting about this piece of garbage or delegate the solutions elsewhere without forethought, spend time in the nitty gritty space of creativity: problems and solutions. Predicament and resolution.
In Napoleon Hill's classic work, "Think and Grow Rich", one of Andrew Carnegie's Secrets of Success is called "Master Mind" which was defined "coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people for the attainment of a definite purpose." How a Master Mind works, in simplest terms, is to use the brainpower of those people you choose to surround yourself with to create successful conclusions together.
Not a group of people put together by happenstance or job title or accident, a Master Mind is purposeful both in its make up and its structure.
To the group, members bring forward their challenges. Each participant brings along their own fresh ideas, their history and their knowledge of what works. Instead of bringing a chisel marked "what is wrong"
they bring forth a laser beam embossed "Remedies, Priorities, and Focused Action towards Mutual Success".
And it continues to be the way of the most successful people today.
If you do not have a Master Mind group of your own, do a quick inventory of your
friends, associates, trusted colleagues and people you admire in the community. Invite a few of them to meet with you to see if there is a match of interests and energy.
This one simple change may be the one to make all the difference in the world for you. As Basketball Coach Rick Pitino said, "Change is what keeps us fresh and innovative. Change is what keeps us from getting stale. Change is what keeps us young."
The secret to your success is to be found in your Master Mind. If it is not happening in your current Master Mind group, assess what changes need to be made. Perhaps it is the people, perhaps it is the format or leadership.
Remember, the opening words from Henry Ford, "Don't find fault, find a remedy."
© 2002 Julie Jordan Scott
Julie Jordan Scott (www.5passions.com/subpage.html) is a Success Coach, Writer, Speaker, Radio Host and Mom Extraordinaire who inspires people worldwide to live more passionate lives through her personal and group coaching, teleclasses, seminars and free