Amazing weeks don't just happen. They are envisioned, desired, intended and so recognised as they unfold.
If you are not intentional and deliberately seeking to be or expecting to receive amazingness you will miss all the opportunities that could create it.
What do you want for this week?
Yes you are doing the best that you can with what you know and what you have but what if you could know better and do better?
The GoalGetter ceases their right to be defensive about their work and chooses to sit at the feedback table with an open mind that is eager for suggestions to help them up their game.
How are you responding to suggestions for improvement?
Everyone hates discomfort and would want to be, do and have better but it is only those who actually make adjustments that have the room to consider, pursue and achieve better.
Have you recently made any adjustments at all to achieve different results for your life? Trimmed down the stuff you do not want, pursued and paid attention to that which you want. Thought more on that which you want to achieve? Identified and refused to entertain that which drains you and feeds your fears?
Right now there are a lot of systems, habits and attitude that are sustaining your current circumstances and it is up to you to uproot and replace them with what will grow that which you want. Start with small changes but by all means do make some changes to create the changes. You got this!!
Distractions comes in different forms and shapes. Sometimes it's fear of the unknown, unsolicited advice from people who doubt your dreams, your inner voice reminding you that you're a failure, you can't do it or it's impossible.
It might be you give priorities to things that have nothing to do with your goals. A relationship that's not fostering, supporting or helping you grow, abuse of social media, the list is endless.
Whatever it is, you need to stop feeding the distraction. Distractions grow better when you pay attention to them.
If it's not helping you grow, if it's not aligned to your goals, you don't need it and it's now a distraction.
“Irrespective of how much you learn about swimming in theory, it won't be useful without actual practice. First try and swim" ~ Konosuke Matsushita founder of Panasonic.
Your plans, schemes, draft, proposals, notes, to-do list whatever we choose to call them might look brilliant, solid and wonderful on paper. Until and when you actually start, until and when you begin, you'd never know how great it will be.
Most of us kill our dreams in the planning phase, we spend countless hours, days, months, even years to perfect and come up with the best plan. We procrastinate and dream of the best draft that looks foolproof and won't fail. Well, Newsflash! Even the best drafts fails sometimes..
Your best bet is to start doing. When you do, you'd learn more than you could possibly learn from any paper, plan, draft or proposal. Why do you think a lot of emphasis is placed on experience?
The word "Success" conjures up a lot of meanings and emotions to different people. Believe it or not, there are people who are afraid of being successful, others, who don't believe that success is for them, because deep down, they have no idea what success means to them and others, who are overconfident that they will be successful.
If postive thinking alone in the face of adversity pays dividends, it can also be argued that pessimism will help save your life by making you run away or hide from the adversity.
We all know about the overconfident individuals that perform below expectations because in their state of overconfidence, they ignored the minute details and overlooked the part that was supposed to make them excel.
To be successful, we need a healthy dose of all these emotions. We need the ability to identify what emotions is prevailing and be able to use it to suit our needs and motivate us to achieve that we want to achieve. Don't let optimism blind you, pessimism stop you from taking actions and realism to lead you into procrastination. Your emotions are like tools, use them to achieve the success your heart desires.
Like my friend eloquently described it, A vision is an "ASPIRATIONAL DESCRIPTION OF THE FUTURE", what you aspire to achieve, what you desire to be, it is your purpose and existence. Even if the present circumstances doesn't look anything like your desired plans.. Your vision is the drive that will keep you going. Your vision is the road map to achieve your dreams.
Having being on the other side of mediocrity, first thing you'd realize when you decide to change your life, is that your life had been a mess all these while because of lack of vision. No aspiration, no goals.. Just you, throwing darts in pitch black darkness hoping to hit the bullseye.
When you don't know what you want or where you want to go, anything will be "OK" for you. But sooner or later, you'll realize that "ok" is not what you really want. If you don't, life has very elaborate and intricate ways to make you come to that realization. Some will see it and make amends, others will live in denial and blame, till their last hour of existence.
A life without vision is a very hard life to live.
If you were not afraid what would you do?
Did you get to the place where your life is because you did what you really wanted or you did what was the safest of options?
Did the fear hold you back? Fear of pain? Of failure? Of shame? Of rejection? Of suffering? Of what others would think? Or what they would say?
You can't keep letting fear decide how you live. Because if you are not careful you will honour fear and it will hold you in places you do not like, with people you do not like and who do not support you, in a job where you can't grow or where you are not fulfilled, with barely enough money, with anxiety and self doubt.
#FacingFears #BattlingFears #OvercomingFears#SteppingIntoGrowth
Because people part with their money for goods and services. The better the quality the more they will pay.
In your intention to make more money towards living better, investments, savings or clearing debt do you have a plan on how you will improve your product?
Do you even have a product? What would people pay you for? What will you do, make, supply or fix? Are you improving the quality of your service or work?
Or you are hoping for a genie in a bottle or winning the lottery you never play?
#Mindsets #RichestManInBabylon #MoneyMatters#ChooseDay
Inspiration As We Go
As I figure out how to get through challenges, appreciate the beauty of the present and get anxious about tomorrow I get some insights. Most of it-common sense really-but there are days when common sense evades me so through Inspiration As We Go I find the strength for each day and hope it offers the same for you.
Inspiration as we go