When people can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you yoou can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.” – Will Smith “The Pursuit of Happiness
There is a difference between those who succeed and those who don’t.
There is a difference between wanting something and actually taking action to go after it.
In this post we will take a look at what those differences and how they affect your dreams and goals.
“Don’t ever let somebody tell you… You can’t do something.
You got a dream… You gotta protect it.
1. Make Up Your Mind
First make up your about what you want. Write it down and be as specific as you can be.
Picture what it will feel like to be where you want to be. Imaging that you have already achieved whatever it is that you wrote down.
Now work backwards and visual what you had to do to get there. There’s a good starting point.
Second make up your mind that there is no such thing as failure. Determine to let nothing stop you. Expect disappointment and setbacks and have a plan in place to deal with them.
Be ready and excited for them because they will play a part in making you who you need to be.
They will build your endurance muscle and put valuable experience meat on your bones.
2. Take Massive Action
Every day in some way do something to move you closer to your goal.
One meal closer…
One workout closer…
One project closer…
One blog post closer…
One chapter closer…
Whatever it is you are after keep taking ACTION. If you wait for perfect conditions you’ll never get anything done. Do it now. Do something. Do anything.
3. Stay Focused.
Don’t let the negativity of others affect you. Believe in yourself and your dreams when no one else does. Keep going even when results are not yet seen.
“Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.” – Bill Cosby
4. Ask Good Questions.
Ask questions like why not me?
What do I need to learn in order to…
How can I make better…
What can I learn from this setback?
View every part of the journey as an experience and something to be gained. There is no such thing as failure. It is all just part of the learning. Look for opportunities to challenge yourself and grow no matter how uncomfortable.
Readers are leaders plain and simple.
“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.” – Mark Twain
Understand the importance of learning from the experience of others research, success, and mistakes.
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You may not know it but people are watching you. Your peers, your children, your relatives. Understand that you have a chance to change your family tree – lead by example – plant a tree of shade for the next generation – leave a lasting legacy.