There are billions of people on Earth. Each of us is unique, each of us has his or her own dreams and goals, each of us has a certain direction in life – be it conscious or subconscious. The more conscious you are of where you are heading and where you want to go, the better for you, as you can take certain steps to ensure that you will definitely arrive in your desired destination. There are many that believe that their dreams and goals are unrealistic. Let me share something I’ve learned on my journey. Your mind is something extraordinary. If you tell yourself you can make it, you’re right. If you tell yourself you can’t, you’re right. You are the master of your mind and you are the one who needs to decide whether you actually want to make your dreams come true or whether you want to stay in your comfort zone and spend your time living an average unfulfilling life – your choice. In today’s article, we’ll be talking about the specific and arguably most important steps you should take in order to ensure that you’re heading in the correct direction and that nothing will stop you.
Step #1 Find Your Why
When someone asks me, what’s the most important thing I need to do to make sure I succeed in life? These are my questions I always ask that person – Why do you want to succeed? Why are you doing what you’re doing? What is your purpose? How do you want to live your life? As Friedrich Nietzsche said: “He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” And this is an absolute truth. Do you want to start your business to help the people around you, but you need more money? As long as you have a strong why, you’ll be willing to do pretty much anything (legal and moral) to make it happen. The how is variable, but the why needs to be strong and consistent. Your why is you motivation. We are all searching for some kind of motivation around, when the greatest kind of motivation we can find is inside ourselves. The external motivation from YouTube videos, Instagram posts and things like that gets us hyped and all, but it only lasts for a few hours, or days at most. What really keeps you going, what really keeps you alive when you struggle is your internal motivation – your why. Another great thing your why does for you is that it makes your decisions black and white. You either make the decision that takes you closer to your goals or further away from them. It is that simple.
Step #2 Make A Plan of Action
As Dwight D. Eisenhower put it: “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” This is especially right in terms of success creation. You need to make a plan of action – you can’t just do random stuff without considering what effects that action has on your progress. You need to look into how you can reach your goals and you need to come up with a game-plan. Goal setting and goal achievement is a matter of long-term consistency and persistence as well as personal growth. In short, you will not be the same person when you arrive in your destination as you were before you started your journey. However, do bear in mind that as Dwight D. Eisenhower said, your plan will most likely be “useless”. Now, it’s important to define the kind of “useless” we’re talking about. You will encounter many kinds of obstacles you might have never even thought about – you have not planned to overcome them. But you will have no choice, you’ll need to figure out how to overcome these roadblocks on the way. That is how things are on the way to success. Good news is – you already have a strong why so this won’t take you down as if it would have if you were just doing something without a strong internal purpose. You need to be willing to make some changes in your how, you need to be willing to make some changes in your game-plan, but you should never ever step off your path to your dreams.
Step #3 Start NOW
The difference between the people who have reached their dreams and that who haven’t is one word – action. You need to start! You don’t know how to make it work? Just do something that you believe will take you closer to your goals. Many successful people first started and figured out the rest on the way. It doesn’t matter how much you know, how much knowledge you might have – if you don’t take action, nothing happens. It is as simple as that. Start now, make that first model of the app you want to create, start that IG page you want to grow, talk to that first investor about your business idea, just do something! Your idea remains only an idea if you don’t take action. Be unique, step up and do something. That something will eventually develop into that awesome decision you have made back then without which you wouldn’t be where you are now. Don’t let that something become that something you wish you would’ve done.
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