I hear this so often: You are so lucky that you have a job that lets you travel a good part of the year. I will let you in on a secret. I don’t believe its luck. In fact, I could have made some better choices that would have allowed even more freedom but I won’t get into that here. The most important thing to get from this is that you can start making the right choices today. The choices you make today will affect you 5 and 10 years from now. The choices I made to get me to success were made a few years before I saw the results. Most of the best choices you make today won’t cause you instant gratification. Most will come from discipline. So the question for you is–are you willing to do what it takes to get you to where you want to go?“It's not the big things that add up in the end; it's the hundreds, thousands, or millions of little things that separate the ordinary from the extraordinary.” Darren Hardy Click To Tweet “We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals.” —Stephen Covey Click To Tweet “Your life changes the moment you make a new, congruent, and committed decision.” —Tony Robbins Click To Tweet “The key to accepting responsibility for your life is to accept the fact that your choices, every one of them, are leading you inexorably to either success or failure, however you define those terms.” —Neal Boortz Click To Tweet
Many of the most successful people agree on one thing. If you form good habits now it will lead to success later. The bigger the goal the more discipline you will need in your life. And don’t think if you had a lot of money all of a sudden that would get you where you need to go. 70% of people who win the lottery whether 1 million or 500 million are broke within 5 years. The fact is that what you put into life is what you get out of it. Good looks, talent, and intelligence all can help. But at the end of the day, the people who set a vision for their lives and commit to a plan will end up being way more successful than people who don’t. Richard Branson, Warren Buffett and countless others started with very humble beginnings and that may be the very reason they set their mind on succeeding.
Here is what I would suggest:
- Figure out what is really important to you and set you mind on how you will achieve it.
- Bring people in your life who will help you get where you need to go. (I strongly suggest a mentor).
- Figure out what daily habits you will have to change to get there. Your dream won’t happen unless you set you life in motion now. Its true that some people end up getting to places they didn’t plan to get. But its very likely they committed to putting in the effort to get somewhere great. Some just didn’t realize the the compound effect on their work got them more than they expected.
- Realize your moments in your day are precious. The more focused you are, the more you will accomplish and the more you will actually have FREE time
Remember life is a mirror of your consistent thoughts and actions. You have a choice no matter where you live in the world. Yes, in some countries it is easier. But often people who had the most to overcome end up doing the most. You have a choice!
I encourage you to watch this video by John Assaraf. He says that you are 40% more likely to achieve a goal if you write it down. If you find a reason why the goal is important to you and set the goal as a priority, your chances go up much higher.
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