Failure is the result of...

April 27, 2018

"Failure is not falling down, but refusing to get up."
- Chinese Proverb

What's the difference between people who succeed and those who don't? Do you think it's a matter of luck, intense seasons of self-discipline, or having access to incredible mentors and resources? I'll be honest, I used to think success was only set aside for highly gifted people. I'm talking about people that could out sing even the best singers, out think the smartest minds, and out run the fastest runners. After studying the principles of success and examining the lives of successful people I began to see a pattern.

Successful people

  1. Take responsibility for their life.
  2. Know what they want and take action.
  3. Are willing to pay a price.

Take Responsibility For Your Life

"The greatest day in your life and mine is 
when we take total responsibility 
for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up."
- John Maxwell 

You're the only person responsible for the quality of your life. You can't change circumstances, but you can manage your response to them. Taking responsibility for your life simply means you're responsible for the outcome of your life because you're the only one controlling the input. No one can force you to complete school, no one can force you go to work every day, no one can force you to develop your character, and so on. You have to exert the effort.

If you want to start getting desired results in life you have to accept 100% responsibility for everything that you experience in life. This includes:

- The level of your achievements
- The results you produce
- The quality of your relationships
- The state of your health and finances
- Your physical fitness
- Your income
- Your feelings
- Your level of understanding
- Pretty much every area of your life!

This will be a hard pill for some of you to swallow because we all face the temptation to blame others like our parents, family history, "the system", the economy, our environment, the weather, our spouse, the astrology prediction, and pretty much everyone else for the results we don't like in our lives. We have to stop looking outside ourselves for the answers as to why we haven't created the life that we desire. We create the results that we have. If you don't like something change your approach.

Decide & Commit

People that take responsibility for their lives decide on what they want and commit to the process. As you read this I want you to consider these questions:

  • What do you want to be true about your life within the next year?
  • Where do you want to go within the next year?
  • Who do you want to become within the next year?
  • How much income do you want to bring in within the next year?
  • How much weight do you want to lose within the next year?
  • What kind of friends will you have within the next year?
  • Will you still be in debt within the next 5 years? 
  • What do you want to have within the next 5 years?
  • What will your kids be doing within the next 5 years?
  • What do you want to do?
  • What do you want to accomplish?
  • What do you want to experience during your lifetime?

Decide what success looks like to you. After you've decided, create a simple step-by-step action plan with your ultimate, dream goal in mind. Consider the steps you have to take to get to that result. Write every little detail including the amount of time you need to spend doing each activity. Once this is complete blast off! Start moving towards your goal! When you start moving towards your target it will become clearer, and any obstacles and distractions will fade into the background. You'll be able to:

  1. Better define the results you want 
  2. Learn things that can't be learned from studying or hearing about the subject 
  3. Get personal feedback on how to improve
Here's a goal-getter cheat sheet to help you follow through!

Pay The Price

Behind every great achievement is a story of training, practice, sacrifice, discipline, and personal development. The willingness to do what's required helps you overcome every obstacle you'll face. These obstacles are not a sign that you should run back to your comfort zone and give up on your goal. Man, no!! Obstacles are check points confirming that you're heading in the right direction and that you're being stretched!

"Pain is only temporary, the benefits last forever."
- Jack Canfield

I believe that you can fulfill any passion that's been burning on your heart no matter how many times you've tried and failed. Begin implementing the principles I've shared and you will 100% start getting results.

If you'd like additional support by having me walk you through a proven goal crushing strategy and help you to create a plan that'll maximize your results, Let's talk

Until next time,

Theresa Forever

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