Those moments when inspiration hits you.... for me it is often in the shower, it is a MUST to act on them. Why? Because there is a timely message for you.. and who knows who else. And from what I have learned, if you don't act on them ~ the message will be shared with someone who will.
A simple little process yet so very profound. Almost so profound that it is often difficult to decipher what that really means. Confusing even if you are not clear in the understanding. At first when you hear the words "Think Success" you first assume it means the actual work part. However, it is a completely different ballgame! Just as football and baseball are nothing alike, thinking and doing are just as different.
Before you can find true long lasting results from working success you have to get through the thinking process. It is as much as, as long as, and even a bit more important than the work portion, but when done correctly and completely, it is the strongest foundation your success in anything can be built upon.
Once you understand the thinking success, and working success you then MUST discover what in the world "Be success" really means. I hope the following notes I jotted down and shared in THIS VIDEO will help you discover your own journey to success in whatever it is your seeking it in.
* What is it that you are wanting success in?
Is it in your career, business, relationships, the way in which you run your home, fitness, weight loss, or something different? Success to you in what you desire is completely and solely up to YOU and you alone... just as is the failure in those things. You have to know what (or where) exactly that you are desiring to see success in.
*Why is it so important?
If you do not know your why... you are wasting your time and energy. (Here is a video I did a while back that might explain why it is so important to know your why).
*What does success in this look like to you?
This is one of the MOST important pieces of information that can not only bring you clarity but will bring you inspiration as well. YOU MUST sit ... and visualize what this success looks like! If your wanting success in your relationship with your spouse what does that look like? Write out a perfect day together that highlights every thing that you desire. If your wanting to become a successful author what does that look like? If your wanting to be more fit... what do YOU look like at your best fitness level? Spend some time (yes ... you have it just give up some of the time your wasting on other things) and figure this out. YOU WILL NOT succeed in the level that you desire if you do not do this!
*What will you do to reach this goal?
You can't just go get in your car without knowing where your going to go. You can't just bake a cake without knowing the steps and ingredients you will need. Sure you can get a good idea, but unless you know the time it will take (estimated of course), resources needed, and sacrifice that you might need to make, getting to your goal might be delayed in a manner that could be avoided by better preparation.
*When you reach that goal, what's next?
As hard as it is to imagine, once you reach that dream of success unless you create a new goal and level to reach you will not grow, and perhaps will even watch your success slowly slip away. I do not want you to get that far, and then turn around and lose it because either you got too comfortable, or you got bored.
*Set clear intentions before you even begin.
YES this means thinking and writing out what you DO NOT want as knowing the various contrasts in your life will lead to a clear desire. If you know you DO NOT want to work on weekends ... make that clear! Get out a sheet of paper, Put a line half way down the sheet to divide the paper vertically into two columns. On the left hand side (top) write "DON'T WANT" and the right side write "DO WANT". Write down something you don't want. Immediately to the right write something that you DO want that contrasts what you dislike. (Example: Don't want to work weekends = Having weekends free to enjoy from work.)
*Adjust your daily routine to prove it is truly a priority in your life.
If it's worth it, you will do it. Simple as that. If you are wanting to write a book, you have to set aside time to do that. YES life is busy... but yes life gives us chances that we do not take. Again, simple as that.
*Allow yourself to grow, develop, and adjust.
Changing takes time, energy, and a whole lot of work! (No pun intended). BUT if you truly are doing all the things listed above to this very point ... YOU are headed in the right direction! I say to allow yourself to grow and develop because sometimes we think we want success in an area that really either doesn't need the time and attention at the moment OR... our focus changes. This is normal UNLESS you are allowing distractions to take over. That is when sometimes you have to take a day to adjust, evaluate, and regroup. ONLY YOU knows really what you want out of this life, even if you have shared it with every single person you know ... only you truly know the entire desire of your heart. You have a passion for what's important to you ~ that is natural!
*Do NOT quit just because it feels hard.
This is where I step in and say you are going to run into walls. Big walls. Hard walls. And yes, it will hurt. You will want to kick it, scream, and simply walk away stomping your feet.... but I want you to turn around, go back to that wall, and sit. Have yourself a good cry if you need. ADMIT that it is hard and that you need help and I can guarantee that the help you need will come! Sometimes we have to hit that wall to squash our pride and arrogance! I can't tell you where to find that help .... but I personally will simply just say I NEED YOUR HELP, I am stuck, and I am standing my ground to finish this!
*Open up the pathway to that "BE" phase by already acting and believing that you have reached your goal.
Sounds corny I know, but it puts you in the doorway of opportunity that you would have thought couldn't possibly work, help, or even make a difference. If your wanting to be more financially abundant and all of a sudden you are saving $75 a week on groceries .. that is $300 a month, and $3600 a year! UHM excuse me but that $75 dollars you just saved this week..... is what will lead to that financial abundance. I can do a lot with $3600... can't you?
*Propel yourself forward by already accepting it as truth!
YOU ARE SUCCESSFUL! You have the capabilities and abilities to change the world around you starting with YOU! I am an author! I am a published author and public speaker! I do videos on YouTube everyday that is accessible to millions of people. So my dream of speaking to and inspiring millions of people has already come true! Now I am working on the goal of face to face interactions and speaking events.
I do hope that this blog post has inspired, motivated, and encouraged you in some way! There is a video that I am releasing to go along with this post if you would like to view it simply CLICK HERE!