“Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” –John Wooden
Success comes from the preparation in gearing towards your goal. Fall in love with the process of going after your goal that you have written down. Follow after any successful person and they have a vision for their life. Not only do they have a vision but they have a plan of action that will get them to their end goal. Do you want to know how to climb Mt. Everest? You take one baby step at a time each and every single day. Do one thing that will drive you in direction of your goal. The top performers seek out mentors, coaches, and people who are better than them. Align yourself with the right people that will push you and help you to get towards your goal. Map out exactly how you will overcome barriers and obstacles in going after your goal. People avoid obstacles because it involves work and pain. Set an obstacle in front of you each day for you to conquer. Confidence comes from small victories. Count the everyday small wins that will propel you forward. It’s critical to write down your goals otherwise it’s easy to lose FOCUS and get sucked in with all the external distractions that you have no control over.
Success is inside out. The ones who have achieved high levels of success have failed big! They were not afraid of taking risks. They bet on themselves before putting anyone before them. From each failure, they learned how they could get better from every single one. They did not think about tossing in the towel and quitting. Quitting is the easiest thing to do. You quit once and you will start quitting on everything you do. Make sure to finish whatever it is that you start.
Be your own cheerleader when you are going after a worthwhile goal because unfortunately, you will not be getting a lot of praise from people. It’s important to build yourself up because no one else is going to do it for you. There are too many negative people out there looking to bring others down and strip them of their confidence. Do not let them steal your confidence. Be powerful.
In order to make your dreams a reality you have to set goals for yourself. Set short term and long term goals for yourself. Break those goals down into actionable steps for obtaining success. This is when you fall in love with the process. Write those goals down for yourself and make sure to have them visible to you throughout the course of the day. By constantly reviewing your goals each day it gets emerged in your subconscious. Do not let up because you have a setback or a failure. Learn through it and grow. I strongly believe you can have whatever you want in this life if you do not QUIT. How can you beat the guy who refuses to quit?
You have to have heart and the guts to go after your dreams. It takes guts to go where you’ve never gone before. Successful people are willing to walk into the darkness not knowing where it will lead because they believe in themselves! It costs $0 to believe in yourself. Never lose that belief. Without the self-confidence and strong belief in yourself, you are walking on thin water. The only opinion that matters is the one that you hold of yourself!