Success is a system and for the most part there is a very small group of individuals who do things in a certain way that achieve real success! When I say success, I mean in every aspect of the word; financially, spritially, career, time freedom and in relationships, to name a few areas.
Individuals who set big goals do so because they want more out of life; they decided they were tired of settling and had a DESIRE that was bigger than their excuses. It all starts with a desire! When your desire is big enough, it will cause you to take action!
Order is Heaven’s first law and we live in an orderly universe, therefore to work with the law we must do this in an organized fashion! Enter the plan!
Here are a few tips I suggest in creating the perfect plan!
1. Set a Goal
I’ve talked goal-setting a lot on my blog and in the work I do! I won’t dive into those details now but you can check out my FREE goal-setting worksheet...
If I’m not mistaken, you’re the type of person who wants to feel motivated as much as you can, am I right?
You watch the videos, read the books, attend the conferences, listen to the audios and all you want to do is jump out of bed each morning and blaze a trail into a new day! Some days you even do, but more often than not, you tend to feel a little dragged down.
Hopefully, that’s not that case, but we’ve all been there.
So what do you do?
Read more books, attend more conferences, listen to more Jay Shetty and Brene Brown videos?
They’re great and all but that’s not going to last. You may feel a pep in your step for the next 10 minutes or so, perhaps even the rest of the morning but the feeling is going to be fleeting and before you know it and you’re back to feeling weighed down.
The thing is you’re looking in the wrong place.
The ONLY way...
“Your imagination is the most marvellous, miraculous, inconceivably powerful forces the world has ever known!” -Napoleon Hill
I’ve pondered this statement so many times and I have grown to love it and believe how true it really is! If it weren’t for imagination NOTHING in our scope of view would exist! Now, I guess nature may be the exception, but everything else, everything man made or manipulated is formed through imagination!
How incredible is that?
Everything is built through the imagination! The building you’re in, the device you’re reading this on, the books you read, the city you live in, the clothes you’re wearing; it’s all built through the imagination!
Imagination is just one of our higher mental faculties and it’s like a muscle. Many people say they’re not creative and that’s nonsense! Everyone is creative! The question is, are you expressing your creativity?
This is an excerpt from an article I recently read titled, Appreciating Appreciation, you can check out the full article here, but it read…
"There’s a song called “Thank God for Dirty Dishes” that makes the point that if you’re lucky to have enough food to make dirty dishes, you should be grateful."
This made me stop and think because I must say, washing dishes isn’t one of my favourite things, so where else do I complain in my life when really, there is so much to be grateful for?
When it comes to living the good life, it rarely if ever, comes from the outside first. We’re not magically gifted time freedom, the ‘perfect’ spouse or the successful business... no, we receive these things only after we’ve put in the work, including the inner work! Gratitude first!
There is good in everything, no matter how crappy the situation may appear! The issue is though, that most of us are hardwired...
Here’s an idea to play within your mind for a moment. Consider your age, now would you agree or not that the person you are today is an accumulation of your life’s experiences? I think it’s a pretty fair assumption that most of you reading this would agree; you are who you are today is because of your past.
So in other words, it has taken you that many numbers of years (your age) to believe in the thoughts you think. It’s kind of an obvious statement, I know. They also come with repeated experience though! The more you hear something, the more likely it is that you’ll take it on as the truth.
“Money doesn’t grow on trees, we can’t afford that, that's too expensive” were all phrases I heard often growing up. Now, these all pertain to money but if you sit and think I’m sure you could come up with some of your own in all areas of your life. Some of these phrases are serving you, others are absolutely hindering you...
Do you believe in yourself? What do you think you can do? What does it mean to believe?
These are some pretty big questions. They’re ones I’ve asked myself over and over again. And when I first started to ask myself these questions, I was very quick to say HELL YAH I do! But the more I took a look at my results and noticed how I procrastinated in my business, I started to wonder if I really did.
I don’t think I’m different from most. I think most people will too say yes, of course, I believe in myself and yet when they step out to start the business, sell the house, quit the job, ask a prospect to take a look at their business they become paralyzed with fear and don’t take the steps either. Why?
Well, it’s the paradigm getting in the way. Most people don’t understand that they are not programmed to do the things they want to do, but more importantly, they do not understand who they are and what they are capable of. They don’t believe...
The more I understand the laws of the universe the easier my life gets. I’ve found that the results in my life are starting to come more with ease and grace rather than grinding it out as I used too.
I used to wake up before the crack of dawn and go to bed way past sunset. I would find myself having a nap in the afternoons sometimes lasting hours only to wake up and still feel like I had to drag my ass around to get things done. I had a to-do list a mile long and what I found myself doing was being addicted to checking things off my list rather than focusing on the goal at hand and choosing the things that we’re most valuable in my success. Thank goodness I hit reset before I hit burn out!
I had always heard the phrase work smarter, not harder but never really understood what that meant. And what I’ve come to discover is that it meant discipline! To achieve the big worthy goals you are going to need discipline! Also, know this!
I wanted to make sure you’re aware of something if you’re not already. I discovered this concept a few years back and it literally changed my life. And that is, we get to decide the results in our life! And what triggered me to share this with you is because the other day I overheard someone say...
“I can’t help it…. it’s just the way I think!”
It really caught my attention. I said it to myself slowly a second and third time really absorbing what this person had said. I’m pretty sure I’ve heard others say it before too, at least it sounded familiar, but for some it really stuck out to me.
Anyways, I thought to myself “it’s just…..the way…...I think?! Say What?
It’s as though they were convinced they didn’t have a choice in what they were thinking about or that they’re incapable of even changing their mind.
Maybe it's the way I perceived the conversation...
I have a question for you!
Do you have a goal?
If so, is it written down?
If not, I highly suggest you figure it out.
I say this, not to put any pressure on you but in an attempt to help you understand that without a goal you’re never going to get what you want.
I do what I do because I know what it feels like to achieve a worthy goal, (I’ll get into what I mean by a worthy goal in a second) and everyone should know what that feeling is, to achieve big goals, it incredibly rewarding!
For years and years I was SO busy working hard to achieve all of my goals! And my friend, let me tell you I had a tonne of them! I mean I still do but it just looks a bit different now. But for real, I had goals coming out my wazoo! I I was involved in 10 different things, commuting all over the place bouncing from client to client, meeting to meeting and building my network marketing business into the nooks and crannies of my life. All on top of healing my body after a bad...