Just put in the work!

Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.

Henry Ford

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Solution-oriented!

Don’t find fault, find a remedy.

Henry Ford

This can’t be stressed often enough: Your every action should be solution-oriented!

Instead of looking for scapegoats or excuses, you should use your brain to search for a way to overcome the obstacle you are facing.

Never forget this doctrine: Think and act solution-oriented. Forget blame and fault and start taking responsibility in a positive, solution-oriented way!

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It’s not all about the money

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.

Henry Ford

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Think!

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.

Henry Ford

Use your potential!

Intelligence grows in use.

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Maintain a helpful attitude

Don’t find fault, find a remedy.

Henry Ford

Who cares who is to blame? Problems want to be solved, solutions want to be created.

Seize the day and fix stuff, make this world a better place. We do not need more critics or nay-sayer.

We need people with positivity and kindness who do not care about blame or responsibility but roll up their sleeves and get to work with focus and creativity!

Like the proverb says: As long as you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem.

So for 2013 maybe you could try to start small and reduce your blaming. You will be suprised to find out how often it just does not matter who’s fault it was. Just drop it and nobody will care. Instead think solution-oriented, aim for a fix for the situation.

Soon you will realise that this attitude makes dealing with problems or failure a lot more easy for you and that people will recognize this. Eventually you can make a positive difference.

Apart from this, I want to wish every single one of you all of the best for the next year, may all of your plans and goals be achieved. And always remember: Chances favour the one in motion, so do not wait for fate to strike and help you out. Instead go out there and take what you want! It will work, trust in me, who trusts in you.

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Focus on your goals

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.

Henry Ford

This is why you have to know your goals well.

Think about them a lot, have a clear picture of them in your mind.

Blurry goals make you easily distracted while clear and strong goals keep you focused and motivated.

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Follow through!

Having good plans is awesome. Being a good organizing mind is useful. But you have to follow through to make a difference.

You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.

Henry Ford

Don’t plan and forget, don’t promise and neglect. Instead focus on your ideas and plans and get them to work.

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Looking for a scapegoat?

Don’t find fault, find a remedy.

Henry Ford

Why waste time on finding out who’s fault it is? Better use your time wisely and help finding a solution to a problem.

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Fail! I dare your! FAIL!

Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.

Julie Andrews

You need to experiment, you need to learn. Why would you succeed at the first time? You did not learn how to walk in one day after all. Learning how to walk is interesting anyway: You started as a toddler and gradually began to walk more upright. During this process you failed a million times, falling on the ground, crying, frustrated. But you kept going because, well, walking, right? And now look at you!

This is just one simple example of how not quitting gets the damn job done, whatever it may be!

Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.

Henry Ford

Failing is a very good teacher. It gives you feedback because you see what you mistakes cause. Next time you know more about the subject and can perform better.

That’s one point that distinguishes amateurs from professionals. Amateurs see mistakes as a flaw, professionals are happy to discover new insights by making mistakes and just train a lot more.

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Do, don’t talk!

You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.

Henry Ford

Having plans is important, but while you brag about them you could also be busy working and acomplishing them!

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