Learn to empty your cup, and be teachable

Hi friends,

Have you ever dismissed going to a seminar because you already “knew” what they’d be teaching? Or maybe you went but “just knew” they were only trying to sell you something? Have you taken a seminar or home study course looking for the bad?

I’m always amazed when I attend events with some of the smartest, most accomplished speakers that anyone could walk away with anything less than excitement, action plans, and contacts.

Yet, at every seminar I’ve ever attended, I hear people during breaks complaining, “This is just a sale pitch,” or “Oh, I already knew that.” In fact I’ve been guilty of this myself.

When I attended the National Achiever’s Congress Singapore in mid 2011, I was initially very excited. But as the day went on, I was thinking more and more on how to GET OUT of the place. Because I was there only to hear the Incredible Hulk present his topic. And he didn’t appear until the last day! I didn’t know that!

Hence my expectations did not meet what was reality and I became disappointed. I didn’t even try to make new contacts with any one beside me.

A few days later, I reviewed my actions, and realized something . . . I had become the person that I didn’t want to be! A MR KNOW-IT-ALL! My cup was too full.

I felt really bad. And decided to re-frame myself and my perspectives.

Because I got bored, negative thoughts started to fill up my mind and led me to feel disinterested. While in reality, MANY people there were enjoying themselves! A good critical look to improve was to determine what needs changing.  Therefore it was not that the seminar needed changing . . . it was me!

So I learned to take responsibility for my actions.

You see, how you look at the world will determine your world. Your life is what you make it. You get what you expect out of your trip in life!

I leave you with these words . . .

“I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.”

– William Henley (1849-1903)

Cheers,

Mark

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One Response to “Learn to empty your cup, and be teachable”
  1. Alvin says:

    This is too true!

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