We all have dreams we would love to achieve and aspirations yet there are only a rare few that are able to accomplish them. What is the differentiating factor among successful people and unsuccessful people? Do the ones who achieve their dreams have more opportunities and are luckier than others?
What I have outlined for you below will help you create vision and a game plan to make your dreams become a reality.
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” –Winston Churchill
Not taking action inhibits you from achieving success because you are allowing your fears and doubts to consume you. Running away from fear will follow you and cause you to remain stagnant. When the times get tough stare fear down and act on it. It takes courage to jump into things that you are afraid of. Once you make the first step you build confidence and resiliency needed to keep going. How do you eat an elephant? By one bite at a time. This is true of conquering your fears. Action is what will diminish the fears in your life. Without taking action, you inhibits forward progress. Next time you do not feel like doing the things that scare you you’re not growing. If you truly want to step into your greatness you have to grow, and in order to grow you have to take action.
“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” –Napoleon Hill
All the great innovators of this country took years of triumph and defeat to accomplish their dreams. Failure can be a great teacher in times of defeat. Walt Disney was fired from a newspaper at the age of 22 for not being creative enough. Denzel Washington was failing out of school before achieving his successes. The power behind failure can be great if learned from and taken into account. Going after your dreams will require you to question yourself, will feel hopeless, and question everything. What matters is the persistence you have to keep going and pushing forward. Learning through each obstacle that you face and failure that occurs. If any of these icons had quit they would never have left their mark while here on Earth.
The issue that has become more prevalent is quitting. Too many people quit right when they are about to succeed. It’s when they take hit after hit that they do not have the desire to keep picking themselves up and moving forward. No matter what life throws your way you must get back up and strive forward. Patience is a major element of success as it will get you through the difficult times when you do feel like quitting. You might not see results for five years but keep working on your craft. If you quit then you have no chance for success and have taken yourself out of the game.
- Time and productivity
“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have 24-hour days.”—Zig Ziglar
It’s not about having more time on the clock but being more productive with the time that you do have. Squeezing out time is critical. We are all given 24 hours each day to use in our favor or waste away. You can let time slip by being distracted to the external. It’s all based on the choices we take each and every single day that gets us towards our destination. Focus, discipline, and determination is what separates productive people from the rest.
- Put Up More Willpower
“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but a lack of will.” –Vince Lombardi
Short term gratification calls us each day to fall in for immediate pleasure. Once you start building up your inner strength you are able to feat more barriers. Self-discipline must be enforced in order to achieve your goals. An insane amount of discipline will get you farther ahead of the curve. If you keep quitting constantly and procrastinate then you will find your goals way off the mark. If you commit yourself to something, then do it! End laziness and procrastination by exercising your will to succeed. Set your goals each day and have an accountability partner to make sure you are on the right track.
When you enforce a crazy amount of discipline into your life you’re able to see results. As you increase your productivity you’ll notice that your dreams are insight. Stay focused and keep coming back day after day.