We live our lives around others. What we do may directly or indirectly impact those around us. And our reach can grow and spread widely depending on the "amount" of influence we have. But that also works the other around. People may do or say things that directly or indirectly have an impact on our lives.
Creating permanent change in your life is no easy task. It’s also not a “one-time” task either. In order to bring long-lasting positive change, you are going to be doing a set of tasks, on an ongoing basis. It’s similar to how top-performing athletes don’t just quit working out after they have won 1 championship. Continuous and never-ending improvement is a lifestyle choice critical for anyone seeking success.
Working on building a better life for yourself is certainly no easy task. It’s can get extremely difficult for even the most success-focused among us. The fear of failure, the fear of never meeting your goals are things you will have to battle with a lot. Especially early on. And it doesn’t help that you will most likely have to go through these challenges all by yourself. Because not everyone will support or believe in you.
I want to quickly talk about areas of your life you need to work on if you are truly serious about creating a more successful life for yourself. Being aware of where you are in life is very important in helping you understand what you must do next to get to your next milestone.
A goal is a destination. To get to it, you must be mindful of what you do and what you think about. Because each thought and action is like a step in some direction. Align those thoughts and actions to face the direction of your goal… and you will end up getting to it a lot faster, with a lot less frustration.
It’s going to take a lot to accomplish the types of goals that change a person’s life. Not only will it take significant effort, but it will also definitely take time as well. It is important for anyone that decides to pursue a goal to find an effective way to maintain the effort they put into making progress.
When you decide to pursue your goals, you set your own targets. If it is a business you want to establish, you determine just how big you want it to get. Obviously, the more ambitious your goal, the more effort you are going to have to put in to accomplish it.
If you have been pursuing a goal for a while, you will no doubt understand that there is more to succeeding than just pursuing a calling, passion or opportunity. Striving usually also involves struggling to survive. Especially if you decide to pursue anything full time.
When I think about the days I first began reading books on personal development and the industries I’m interested in succeeding in… I often think about the person I was. Because it helps me measure change or the progress I have made. Specifically HOW I made it. Nothing ever truly happens without cause or reason.
It’s been 4 months since you last set your New Year’s Resolution or set your goals. So far, you are nowhere near where you thought you would be. Or maybe it’s worse than that. Maybe what you set out to achieve by now… just didn’t work out. You failed.
I always try to emphasize just how much the mind changes the longer you pursue your goals. But that is made possible if you ACTIVELY pursue those goals. Merely saying that you’re pursuing a calling aren’t actually putting in the effort on a daily basis will NOT cause that change.
One of the greatest challenges we face as people trying to succeed in life is finding work that will lead to that success. By the time we are adults we pretty much come to understand that the lives we want to have are going to depend on the type of work/passion/calling, we end up pursuing.