In this oldie but goodie we talk about success! What is your definition of it? What is it that you want to see happen in your life and without it, you would feel incomplete like there’s something missing, or like your mission has not been accomplished? I’ll tell you, for me, I believe that we were all created with a purpose. We were each uniquely designed to do or create something specific. So for me, I would feel like my mission in life has not been fulfilled if I don’t tap into my higher purpose, find out what I was created to do, and walk that out.
I don’t know about you but sometimes I spend time wondering how successful people created their success. Like Beyonce, how did she grow her influence? Or Bill Gates how did he develop the idea to invent a product that people can’t live without? Or Dr. Sesus how did he create a series of books that are now timeless classics? You might look at these questions and find simple answers like Beyonce was signed to a major record label and had the support of a good marketing team and publicist, or Bill Gates was a genius with a lot of experience, however, the answer is much deeper than that.
Successful People Think Differently
They aren’t subdued or conquered by fear or disappointment. They don’t grow impatient with themselves when they make a mistake or fail. They see things as it relates to their big picture. They aren’t distracted by things that are meant to serve as temporary delays. They don’t get caught up in people’s opinions. They experience fear but are not fear-driven. They feel the sting of disappointment, but they don’t allow it to define who they are and what they can accomplish. They see the challenges they are up against, but they don’t turn it into an excuse or reason why they can’t achieve success.
Your reason for pursuing your goal (meaning your why) has to be bigger than the surface level satisfaction you will feel once you do. This means your goal has to be connected to your ultimate purpose. You have to know that your goal is worth pursuing, that it matters, that it makes a difference. You have to connect the dots and understand how your current decisions and actions will affect future generations. Think about this, how will crushing your goal set a new standard for your kids and grandkids? Seriously! Lol
You might be thinking “Tee, it’s not that deep! My goal is only to lose 10 lbs” or “my goal is only to generate some extra income” but think about how pursuing this goal will change your life and in effect change generations after.
For Every Action There Is An Equal & Opposite Reaction: Newtons 3rd Law
We will always reap what we sow. There is a consequence for every action so when you decide it’s time to get in shape and you stop buying food that doesn’t support growing healthy gut bacteria, and the production of vitamins and healthy cells in your body then and only then will you change your family history. Then and only then will you begin to impact your community for the better. Then and only then will you become a role model, a standard, a light for others to follow. Does that make sense?
Your choices directly affect those around you (friends and family) and your community. I want you to remember this every time you tell yourself “I don’t have the discipline to achieve this goal, I don’t have enough money or experience, or I don’t know where or how to start.”
Instead of believing these excuses take out your journal and write down solutions. Write down the thought and then underneath it write a realistic way that you can get it done. For example: (share the example below):
Problem: I don’t have the discipline to achieve this goal
Why I believe this/Proof this is true: I never follow through on my goals, I never meet deadlines
Ask Yourself: Is it true that I never do these things? Can you think of a time when you did meet a deadline or you did follow through on a goal (no matter the size)?
What did you do differently and who were you being?: Did you tell yourself you had to do this no matter what? Where you surrounded by people who inspire and push you? Did you commit to a new standard for yourself? Who were you when you crushed the goal?
Solution: How can you replicate that? Who can you get to hold you accountable?
Your Perspective Determines What’s Possible
If you see the world as being a cold and dark place that is what you will experience. If you see life as being long and hard this is exactly what you will get. If you don’t want to see the light at the end of the tunnel you will remain in darkness. Your perspective determines what you see and how you see determines what’s possible for you.
So whether you have a big business goal to triple your income in the next 6 months or a personal goal to mend some broken relationships how you see the situation is what will determine the outcome and every action you take will return an equal and opposite reaction to you. Until next time, your girl Tee!