Every now and then I like to share thoughts on subjects other than online marketing, such as mindset and motivation because of how much of a role it plays to one’s success.
If you’re looking to achieve more in life or business, this is for you.
If you’re reading this, knowledge isn’t really your problem. Anyone can find facts on success by reading books, reports or studying successful people.
So why is it that you tend to stick to your less than fulfilling position in life? It has to do with implementation. More on that later.
Firstly, I wanted to touch upon this important subject…
Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone
It’s one thing to know what you’re supposed to do to get a more fulfilling life, but it’s a whole other thing to actually go out and do it.
I discovered some time back that I’m not unlike anybody else: when I handle all my basic responsibilities and get enough money to get me to the next day, that fits me snugly into a sort of comfort zone and getting out of there requires a major attitude change.
Perhaps you’re like me, you don’t quite feel okay with where you are, you’d like more from life, you have dreams, and know how to get them, have a lot of potential but still wake up to the same environment every day.
It doesn’t matter how smart you are: in fact some of the more successful people out there don’t have a mind as active as yours — it’s only that they are in perfect harmony with their thought and action. They know what they want and they haven’t found a reason to second-guess or doubt their efforts in attaining it.
What Makes You Get Up Every Morning?
If you know why you need to wake up early every morning to work on your goals, then you’ll have that fuel and motivation to knock out those goals, and in the process find yourself living a life of purpose.
It’s not enough to work everyday for the bills or to feed your kids. You’ll always have bills to pay and if you’re not careful, you will over time become a slave to a frustrating, vicious routine.
I did that for a long time, waking up every morning to an unfulfilling life, playing my part, believing it was what normal people do in life. But if you want to achieve some form of success, you need a higher purpose.
You probably know this but everyone who achieves success, whether it’s financial success or becoming a famous artist, they got there by working on it, day and night.
It’s not enough to dream, these people wake up every morning with one thing in mind and they are always hungry to succeed. But what makes these people so motivated? They found the right goals and the right reasons to pursue them.
Setting Goals Starts Small
A while back I set some goals for myself, they were pretty simple, I just wanted to see a positive change in my life and I decided the simplest way to see positive change was to be consistent with my actions.
You know the cause and effect rule, what you do now will undoubtedly have an impact on your life later at some point? I began to form good habits and being consistent with it like posting on my blog once a week to going to the gym for 4-5 days a week.
Whatever little habit I thought was hurting me, I quit, and replaced it with something positive, and it wasn’t long before I saw results.
Like many people, I have a problem getting anywhere when I set huge unrealistic goals for myself.
When I first started my business, I didn’t plan to make a billion dollars in one year, instead I planned to make my first $1,000 a month online.. Simple goals are good to start with when you don’t have a life-altering purpose to get you out of bed every morning.
So if you simply want to see change, if you’re absolutely tired of what life’s giving you, you only need to make different choices.
Time may not always be on your side but that’s not a problem if you know you’re doing something productive each day.
Focusing On Money Isn’t The Answer
I set out to earn more money but soon discovered I had to change my whole outlook on life.
If I focused too much on the money I soon got sidetracked by some reality I wasn’t in control of, and it got frustrating.
Few people can say they’ve had enough money. In fact, the richest people in the world are always the first to wake up every morning.
Why is this?
It’s not because they are addicted to money. Very few billionaires go to sleep counting dollar bills. They find the motivation because they’re always working on something. There’s always a new project, a new idea, something to keep them busy, and the money is usually a by-product of their efforts.
It’s harder to maintain consistency if you expect to see guaranteed results at the end of every week. When you change your habits, the change has to start in your mind. Soon it will be reflected in your actions so that every day will be a new opportunity for you to live fully and be productive.
Where Do You Go From Here?
If you like to dream, like I do, imagine yourself having already accomplished your dreams.
Fuel your mind with all the wonderful possibilities and remember that whatever your current job, it has great potential, if you’re ready to work.
Anyone can rise above their surroundings, if they find a good reason why.
Would you like a good reason why to make changes to your life, how about the simple reason you want a different life?
If you’re tired of the way things have been going for you, you only need to start by making a few positive changes and gradually, you will want the new life you’ve discovered.
What’s your big reason WHY?
What makes you get up every morning?
Do you feel stuck in your comfort zone?
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