Make one of the most important shifts you will ever make and view all challenges as inevitable, manageable and only a temporary inconvenience. Challenges are often the very catalyst that unlocks hidden opportunities and reveals ideas and concepts that may have remained hidden, had you not encountered the challenge. A positive attitude allows you to welcome challenge as an integral part of the success journey and a crucial aspect of the decision making process.

The secret to successfully make this shift to a more positive attitude, where pessimism, criticism and lack of motivation dog our every step, on our success journey, is to accept that it is impossible to avoid challenge and to live a one-sided positive life only. Life is filled with both positive and negative circumstances and challenge and failure are a crucial and necessary part of the success process.

Super achievers have in fact accepted the inevitability of challenge and temporary failure. They view both challenge and temporary failure, as one of the prices you must pay when taking the risks necessary to succeed.

We are pleasure seeking and pain avoiding creatures and as such we are programmed to avoid failure at all costs. This tendency is programmed into us from an early age and forces us to be security seekers, rather than risk takers. Until you can break your fear of being penalised for failure, you will be unable to unlock your innate ability to innovate and be creative. These constantly changing times we live in, means that we must be vigilant of what is going on in our environment at all times and then be able to use our creativity to innovate and take advantage of all opportunities that may present.

Creating sustainable success is dependent on us expecting challenge and constant change, accepting a degree of risk, overcoming our fear of failure and then allowing our innate creativity to shine through, so that we can use change and challenge to our advantage. All super achievers know that life is laced with challenges, roadblocks and setbacks, which require creativity and innovation to overcome and exploit them and turn them into opportunities. Make the shift today and finally see stumbling blocks for what they really are, they are opportunities in disguise and are really only the crucial stepping stones to greatness.

As 2012 unfolds concentrate on reframing all the inevitable challenges that are going to cross your path this year. Challenges are only events, it is always a choice, how you get to respond to them. Stop seeing them as disappointments and problems, rather take a more positive light and see them as inevitable and opportunities to learn and grow.

This small shift will change the same event, which could be viewed as overwhelming and unmanageable and turns it into something positive and developmental. It is amazing how quickly you can change things in your environment, by simply changing the way you view the same set of circumstances. This is your year for incredible success, break your addiction to unrealistic fear and accept the truth that you are unique and special. You can have, do and be anything you want, if you accept a degree of risk and see all the possibilities and opportunities available to you. Now just pull the trigger in 2012 and take consistent inspired action every day and this will be your best year ever.

Author's Bio: 

Andrew is an expert and master teacher that speaks and teaches self-leadership, expanded awareness, effectiveness, efficiency and productivity. He guides individuals and business professionals, to identify, prioritise and carry out the right activities, consistently, so that they can maximise their personal effectiveness and deliver their best; on time, every time. All the tools and techniques Andrew teaches; have been tested in the laboratory of his own life and the many successful businesses he has owned and led, over the past 20 years. These strategies have seen Andrew achieve financial independence and reach a point of harmonious balance in all areas of his life. His purpose is to help as many people as possible, achieve similar or better results and to show them how they can realise their full potential, both personal and professionally and to help them live a meaningful life, where they are fulfilled in all areas.