What is it that causes someone to win in this world?
If we leave the unrealistic world of movie screen aside, the real winners are not superheros and exceptional geniuses.
The real winners are normal people but with one single distinction:
They think causatively.
They hang onto their dreams and goals and just refuse to let go!
Causative thinking is the most underrated of all our abilities. Innate to every human being, it works far too "slow" to make the news.
The media looks for sensational miracles, big and sudden changes (good or bad) created in a space of few minutes or hours.
Causative thinking goes unnoticed because its results are slower than the average attention span of TV audiences.
And yet it is perhaps the most potent of all powers on Earth!
For all its seeming insignificance, for all its apparent lack of immediate and spectacular results, it can produce positive developments which are nothing short of miraculous.
Every single great achievement of Mankind was created by it. It is the prime cause behind the Western riches as well as the Wall of China.
And the great thing is that every human being HAS the ability to think causatively!
KNOWING WHERE YOU WANT TO ARRIVE AND TAKING SMALL STEPS EVERY DAY
Causative thinking is simply setting a goal and then taking a small step on that road every day.
Heroics have nothing to do with it.
Power or even inventiveness aren't the effective ingredients in it.
All it takes is to HAVE the goal and KEEP YOUR ATTENTION ON IT every day.
That's called persistence and just like water carved its way through billions of tons of rock to form the Grand Canyon, so will your determination eventually cut through all obstacles that stand between you and the attainment of your goals.
What makes it seemingly impossible is that it can take A YEAR OR TWO to get there.
Along the way, there'll be barriers which can make us have to walk backwards until a detour is found around the obstacle.
During the time it takes to get to the goal, there'll be many devils' advocates telling you how you're wasting your time, how it can't be done and how it's folly to have such impossible dreams and goals...
There'll be OTHER alternatives offered for reaching similar or different goals FASTER with all kinds of miraculous short cuts, inviting you to take your attention away from this one and change your course.
There'll be all kinds of distractions.
And, taking into consideration that it can take a couple of years to reach the goal with daily small steps, the combining effects of these distractions become a mighty enemy which can pull us off our course before we even get close to reaching the goal.
The power of causative thinking is huge... but only if we follow through and persist on our chosen course until we reach the goal.
Those things which can pull us off the course are woven into the fabric of our daily lives.
Causative thinking is so unspectacular and seemingly insignificant.
It can be REAL only for the person himself... and it isn't easily perceived nor understood by those around him.
But if you hold onto your dream, if you won't let go of your goal and if you simply REFUSE to stray off your chosen course... nothing, but NOTHING can stop you reaching it eventually!
PUT YOUR ATTENTION ON SIMPLE, DOABLE THINGS EVERY DAY
Taking causative thinking into the realm of practice management and expansion, we notice that many of those obstacles stopping us reaching the goal have to do with the "How" of it.
There are many systems available, multiple choices of various ways to reach the goal of continuous, healthy expansions.
We're spoilt for choice when it comes to the "How" of it.
My advice is to go for the simple and practical alternative.
Causative thinking lives best when paired with DOABLE SIMPLE THINGS which are SMALL ENOUGH TO DO on daily basis.
Go for the tested and proven practical things and leave the more ambitious (and fancy) stuff for the big boys.
See, most of those services are created for BIG firms. They have a budget for such things, countless branches with countless directors whose entertainment is an essential part of any such course.
But for a practitioner with his or her own firm they offer perhaps too much theory and too few doable things.
Go for step-by-step practical instructions, ready-to-use tools which other small-to-medium-sized practices have used successfully.
For nothing can take you off your course easier than choosing a system which drains your funds before it brings results!
Huge undertakings - such as doubling your clientele - become far less challenging if broken down to daily tasks lasting from few minutes to half an hour during a period of 2-3 years.
Now, don't think it will take that long to being seeing tangible results. You'll BEGIN to see results within a couple months... and reach the goal of doubling the number of clients in a couple or years!
In our world of instant gratification and miracle pills, we are offered solutions which claim fast and miraculous results.
But do you trust those claims?
Right. Of course, you've been right all along to distrust them. The suspect item is the SPEED with which they're supposed to produce miracles.
Miracles are produced, but only through causative thinking during a longer period of time... and with a practical step-by-step system breaking the goal down to objectives which in turn are divided into doable easy things to do on daily basis.
It's not spectacular while you're on the way to your goal.
But, once you reach your goal, in retrospect, the end result will be nothing short of a miracle in the eyes of those who don't know the power of causative thinking!
That's how your practice came to be.
That's how you've already achieved FAR more than the average human being on this planet.
Well done on that... and keep using the proven formula of causative thinking to reach new goals!