Continuous effort–not strength or intelligence–is the key to unlocking our potential.
Simply put this is a great recipe for success. My father always said that inspiration was 99% perspiration and 1 % inspiration. It is the persistence and the capacity to hang in when our ideas, our dreams, our talents, even our style or way of being are not easily accepted that makes us stronger and eventually starts to turn the tide.
Positive Psychology comes into the mix in that we have a chance as Psychologists to help people understand the true nature of success-that it is a process, not just a given, and to help people hang in to see themselves in a positive light and not to give up. This is not easy. It require training and perspective. I train using THE ENCHANTED SELF model where I help people to reclaim their earlier talents, strengths, interests, coping skills, and even hidden or lost potential. I combine the training with a healthy dose of hope and optimism. It is a good Recipe!
Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, www.enchantedself.com