determinationThe fifth step or principle of kaizenetics is determination. Have you ever heard the expression, “Quitters never win and winners never quit”? You cannot fail unless you quit.

Now throughout the process of implementing new actions and reaching out for your goals, you may fail to accomplish a single goal, in fact many people do, but that is fine, as it becomes a valuable learning experience. As long as you get up and try again another way, you will still come out a winner. The only way you can fail is if you quit or give up.

Now unfortunately, this is what many people do with their goals. They give up on them and lose sight of why it was so important to them in the first place to accomplish that goal. Remember, the very first step of kaizenetics is deciding why you want this and why it is so important to you. This is an important reason why a vision board is so great, because when one step in your journey is more challenging than another, it can get tough to continue. Your vision board is a great reminder in these situations of why your ultimate goal was so important to you in the first place.

It helps get you back in the game, or more importantly to get your head and heart back in the game when you may be tempted to simply give up, or put it off for another time, or write your goal off as being too hard.

Plan For Obstacles

Determination will keep you on track, but you also need to plan for obstacles. You will be engaging the Law of Attraction and using the physics principle of Entrainment to help draw successful, profitable, experiences and opportunities into your life. But obstacles will pop up.

Unfortunately, there will probably be people with thoughts or motives that are not supportive of your vision for your life. You need to plan for those obstacles. If you make a plan, you can avoid wasting time and creating frustration by constantly butting heads with them or needing to confront them in order to succeed. If you use the principle of Kaizenetics though, you can flow around the obstacles and not lose ground. Plan that some things may not go exactly as you expected or wanted. In fact, there is a word for what happens when what you plan does not happen the way you planned it. It is called life.

In life, things don’t always go the way we planned. If they did, my daughter Lauren would be an extremely healthy, vibrant young girl. She is a vibrant, amazing, beautiful person but it did not go the way we planned. However, we have adapted to that, learned and grown from it. It’s changed the way I communicate with people, the way I help them, and increased the importance that I now place on teaching people about these principles.

Go with the flow. Take what life deals to you and use it, harness it, and put it to use for you. Those obstacles can be a new opportunity, an unexpected twist that can enrich your journey and lead you to surprising and unexpected destinations.