The day has come in court. The Jury have been discussing the case for a while and after much debating and discussion they have come to their decision. Will they, the jury, find you guilty or not guilty?
When cases go to court, they are to determine whether the defendant is guilty or not guilty of the crime & type of crime that has been put against them. Once they have been through thorough questioning from a variety of perspectives it falls upon the jury to decide whether they are guilty or not guilty of any of the charges put against them.
The jury has the power, as a collective, to decide upon what they believe the defendant to be guilty or not guilty of. This decision carries plenty of consequences. Whether that be for the defendant or perhaps the possible victims involved in the crime. Due to the significance of this, they cannot allow assumptions to creep into their thinking.
Through the careful questions and the answers provided, the jury will take into accounts facts only. If they were to act upon feelings or assumptions they would be taking a monumental risk. A risk which carries potentially huge consequences.
They will listen out for the facts which are being laid down by all that are concerned with the case, they won’t listen to how each of them feels. Feelings are left at the door. You couldn’t find someone guilty of a crime based upon a feeling you have without any factual evidence being provided.
So your day has come, you are being summoned to the court room. Will the jury find you guilty or not guilty?
Your case is based upon you, and the fact that you are not living the life you wanted to lead. Perhaps there was a target that you had but you failed to reach it. Due to this you are not fulfilling your dreams, you are not realising your potential, and you are not increasing your performance output.
So what will your case be? What goals have you set which you haven’t reached? What do you wish was happening in your life right now but isn’t?
The situation you find yourself when you enter this world isn’t your fault. You can’t help it. You didn’t have a choice. However, the life you leave when you leave this world will be a life you would have had a significant amount of control over. You would have made many choices, some good, some not so good. Those choices would have led to the life that you led.
Identify what your case is? Perhaps the job you are in? The relationships that you have or don’t have?
Lets identify whether you are guilty of not
You are now up at the podium, before the jury decide whether you are guilty or not.
What actions have you taken towards your target?
What actions have you not yet taken or failed to reach?
What was the reason you didn’t succeed?
If it was because you required further resources such as money, then how could you have attained more? Who could you ask? What could you do? Where could you get additional resources?
How much thought did you put into this?
How long have you been working towards this target? Who else has been involved? How have they helped?
Who else needs to know about this target? Have you told them? If they don’t know then what is the reason they don’t?
What obstacles do you currently face? What has stopped you overcoming each of the obstacles? What has stopped you from doing more?
Remember these questions require facts. Even if you use’don’t have time as a reason’. The fact is there are 24 hours in a day, the same amount as any other person. The fact is that you have prioritised other tasks over this.
The Jury Have Come To Their Decision
So the Jury have been away and have discussed your case. They have looked out for the facts, and the facts only.
Are you guilty, or not guilty?
Could you have done more? The chances without hearing your case are extremely high that you could have done more.
The facts are we could always do more. Whether we feel like it or not is a completely different argument.
If you were to imagine yourself going to court to be questioned and sentenced, would you attempt more? When we are held accountable we are more likely to achieve our goals, and live more fulfilling lives.
When you start to chip away at your goals, and attempt new tasks your confidence will grow. You will start to build self-belief. The real key is to conquer within your heads. The jury doesn’t care what is going on in your heads, what you’re saying to yourself. They just care about what you have or haven’t done.
Next time you’re telling yourself a reason you can’t do something, ask yourself would the jury find you guilty or not guilty. Defeat your inner critic, your feelings and your beliefs. When you do that, my friend, you will be on your way to a more lucrative life.
In Your Corner
If you want someone who cares and wants the very best for you, you’d employ someone in your corner to ensure they deliver. When I work with you, all my focus is on your agenda. If you want to achieve something, such as more confidence then I can assure you, you will get there. It may not be instantly but change is a process which needs to be embedded. Don’t allow time to pass, take action today