Making Quantum Leaps
Monday, 17 July 2017
In your personal life or business life, you may need to change the way you are approaching things if you want to take big steps forward. In fact, if you are not making progress in leaps and bounds then it is time to embrace the science of the quantum leap.
Simply you can achieve more if you really want too, but it may mean taking a very different approach to things, even if you think your approach is working you will find exploring how to make a quantum leap is the answer to accelerating your success well beyond what you can imagine.
We have all heard of the saying “If you don’t change what you are doing, your results will remain the same” – and in most cases, this is the same no matter how hard you work. In fact taking quantum leaps get you there quicker and easier than putting in more hours and working harder – brain power rather than burning energy.
Don’t be happy with small advances, truly if you are not making great gains then it is time to think about how you can make a quantum leap.
So what is a Quantum Leap?
A Quantum Leap in the terms of this blog is a change that makes a significant difference to a person or business that accelerates your success. And believe it or not often quantum leaps are small adjustments that create massive moves forward.
It is highly likely you already have a quantum leap in your mind, however, for some reason you are holding yourself back in exploring taking the action. Your ‘gut’ is to make a change, however, you sabotage yourself by either listening to someone else who tells you to stick with the status quo ‘it is safe’ or worst than that, you prevent yourself from taking action on an idea simply because you fear failure.
Changing the way you think
The first thing you can change that will help you find a quantum leap is to embrace failure, for it is often an essential part of this journey. Looking at and sometimes exploring a variety of different options on a regular basis can help you find that sudden solution that catapults you and/or your business forward.
Let’s apply basic logic to this – the more options you try whether they succeed or fail, the more likely you are to find that once action that jumps you forward. All you need to get started is to understand where you want to be – and dream big.
The solution could be changing the way you approach things, or fundamentally understanding how important it is for you to strive to be a better all round person. Just making the decision to start on a more positive path is guaranteed to make a difference.
Starting to look out for potential quantum leaps each and every day is the approach to take. In many cases, people actually have an idea in their head that may provide a quantum leap but for what ever reason they never get around to taking action. These are the people that look at other very successful people and say “I had the very same idea” or “they stole my idea” the only difference between them and the other person is the other person acted upon the idea.
In sport they call this process ‘lifting your head’ making sure you look around to understand all your options and taking the best one – so adopt this strategy lift your head explore more and find great options – then take them! The top football clubs around the world actually measure how often a player lifts their head, it is the measure of a great player.
The top football clubs around the world actually measure how often a player lifts their head, it is the measure of a great player.
So OK is not just good enough for you, finding a better way becomes your norm.
This is where you start. Let’s face it we all know of things we could do that would possibly help us personally take a leap forward, whether that be joining the gym, taking a course, reading more positive books, being more grateful, changing bad habits to good habits. The trick is to keep pursuing these throughout your life and strive to become a ‘great’ person. It really is as simple as that.
Before anything else, know what you want to achieve with your life and write it down.
You need a written plan of where you want to get to, how you get there is not as important if each day you look for ways to move positively towards your goal/s. By keeping an eye out for quantum leaps and taking more chances with the ideas that ‘in your gut’ could help you take a giant leap forward you have set yourself in the right direction.
NIKE came up with the saying ‘Just do it’ for a very good reason.
I am very lucky that in my life I have experienced a number of quantum leaps which have included stepping into unchartered territory, applying for and successfully securing senior positions in companies I worked for in my younger days, building a multi-million dollar business from a simple idea which changed the way people recruited people.
I was lucky when I was young that people encouraged me to push forward. As we age we have fewer supporters encouraging us and it is our own job to mature and make this a positive habit. The risks seem too dangerous. The reality is for many not making a change can be more fatal, we were not designed to stand still.
Searching for my own quantum leap to become a better person, I am now working on projects which focus on helping those who sincerely want to embark on the same journey.
Hope this was helpful
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