Are you where you want to be or are you just a figment of your own imagination? Being where you want to be takes time, diligence, motivation and courage. Unfortunately success doesn’t happen overnight; and usually when it does, if you’re not smart about it, you will lose that success just as fast as you gained it! I mean who doesn’t want to be success and leave their legacy for generations to come? Sometimes people can be so closed minded not realizing they hold the remote to their success and because of careless decisions or lack of ability, the “pause” button is continuously pressed. STOP PRESSING PAUSE ON YOUR LIFE AND PRESS YOUR WAY FORWARD!! Now that we all agree on wanting to press forward towards that glorious life of success, allow me to reiterate the main ingredients.
1) TIME- although it is a simple word, the action behind it can be very complex. Investing the right amount of time in your move forward can make or break your outcome. Not only is the amount of time very important, but it is also important that you invest your time in the right direction. It could be utterly disturbing to find out all the time you’ve put into your move forward was wasted because you were facing the wrong direction. To help eliminate this problem you will have to first remove “self” from the equation; meaning taking out your wants and focusing on your needs. Actually sit back and sketch out your surroundings; begin to scratch off anything that is not allowing you to progress.
–People, although we may love to have them around, they can be your number one downfall…if you’re not associated with the right ones. Evaluate your friends, if they are not encouraging you or teaching you something, they just may not be too good for your move forward. When I first heard the saying, “If you are the smartest person in a room, remove yourself from that room”, I thought to myself, what a true statement! Why would you want to waste time being around people that can’t teach you anything when you could be learning, growing and advancing? Now I’m not saying go and cut off all of your friends that you feel you are smarter than, because in turn you could be their help for moving forward; but I will say having the right surroundings in your time of growth is very essential! Invest your time in networking and meet & greets; be a sponge to those who are successful so that you can get tips on how they got there. Start surrounding yourself with people that have similar goals in life and be sure to keep your focus on what it is you want. It is very easy to get confused on your direction when taking in all of this at one time, just because you are observing that person and their success does not mean change your focus to their goal. Merely take notes to help you move forward and be sure to stay in your lane; what they are working towards for themselves could be simply that…For them! Everything is not for everybody…so stay focused on your goal!
2)DILIGENCE & time are pretty much in the same boat. When you put the two together you get wonderful results.
3) MOTIVATION - one of my favorite words! Sometimes you have to motivate yourself, which means every morning when you wake up look at yourself in the mirror and know that you are! Keep your goal list posted somewhere in your house for motivation so that you can see your accomplishments as you are growing. Speaking life into your move forward is the biggest form of motivation, because you will get so used to saying it, your mind will began to believe it; and of course once you believe it, you will aim to achieve it!
Last but definitely not least on your journey to success is 4) COURAGE! You have to build up the courage in you; the courage to not settle for being on “pause”, the courage to make it happen. Everything that it takes to be successful involves change, and change takes courage. Anyone can sit around and say what they want to do, but not everyone can pull out the courage it takes to do it. Now…Are you ready to Press your way forward?