Who is an achiever? A person that get’s things done. That’s it. Achievers live in only two very clear to understand states. The first is “before task started”. The second is “after task completed”. Those who are not achievers dwell in an intermediate state between the two. That state is called “excuses”.
I’m completely convinced that success is a habit. Many believe that it’s something you arrive at after putting in significant effort in accomplishing a goal/dream. Actually, it’s the effort itself. Can you arrive at success without effort? Then the formula can be broken down to success equals effort. And what is effort? It is action, work or habit.
At first, I used to believe that motivation was a key factor in helping men and women succeed in their quest to achieve grand goals. But after careful research I realized that motivation isn’t really a major factor of success for many that have achieved greatness. Instead, the key to long lasting achievement and fulfillment lies in discipline.
Deciding to pursue your ideal life is one thing. Beginning to pursue it, is something else entirely. It’s not going to be easy getting to the life of our dreams. But as long as we keep in mind that the rewards at the end always out-weigh the challenges in the beginning, we should keep our strive alive. Here are some steps I make myself practice and that could help you get closer to the life you want.
The desire to succeed exists in everyone with a dream or goal to accomplish. However, like many factors that lead to success, desire alone won’t lead to victory. To achieve your grand goals, you must not only work on them, but you must live a life all about them.
You and I both know just how difficult it is to pursue our dreams. Plus it often seems like it’s a never ending struggle. One day you wake up feeling very motivated and pumped to make progress. Another day, you wish you didn’t have to get out of bed at all. Eventually, many of us quit. This is unacceptable. It’s time to put more effort into adopting strategies that prevent us from quitting on what matters most.
What if I told that the price you would have to pay to succeed, is actually a reasonable one. Sounds too good to be true? It really isn’t. In fact the problem isn’t the price. The problem is really whether you are ready and willing to pay it.
Trying to succeed is hard. For some, it may even seem unbearable. Sometimes, it just feels like for every little effort you put in trying to take your life or career to the next level, there are mountains of obstacles determined to stop you from making progress. So why is it such a challenge trying to get ahead in your pursuit?
When it comes to pursing grand goals, what we are pursing doesn’t determine whether or not we will succeed. It’s how we pursue it that matters most. It is the principles and not tactics that lead to succeed.