Each of us has a vision of what life should and should not look like. However, for many people, this vision is not clearly defined which often results in not achieving the level of results that are truly possible in life.
To achieve what we desire most we must be willing to break the mold of what traditional notions are of what we should and should not do. When we do this, amazing things are possible!
One of the first things that we must be willing to do in life is accept there is no such thing as a Work-Life Balance. This might sound strange, but I want you to imagine for a moment that you are a kid again playing at the local park on a see-saw. What happens when you put too much weight on one side of it? A kid is stuck in the air, while the other one is sitting happily on the ground. The same thing happens in our lives when we focus on trying to create balance. If we want to have more family time, then we can be limited on how much income we create. Or if we focus on income, the amount of time spent with our families becomes limited.
The way to solve this is to focus on creating abundance. You want to create an abundance of time spent with family. You want to create an abundance of income to allow you to do the things that you desire most. To achieve this you must determine what your needs are, then create an income that allows you to do this. In most cases, to achieve this you will have to become an entrepreneur so you have the flexibility to create what you desire.
When you decide to embark upon this journey, it will be important to develop an iron-clad will. There will be people who will want to deter you from your journey because they don’t want you to leave them behind. Or they are fearful based on their own insecurities. The key here is you must embrace failure. You have to be willing to take risks. If you fall down, get right back up.
Something to think about when it comes to success is that we have to remember failure is also part of the equation. When you fail, you discover a way to not do something. Think about someone like Michael Jordan. While he is one of the greatest to play the game of basketball, he also missed more shots that the average player. Why? Because he wasn’t afraid to take the shot. This is what you must be willing to do in your business. If you are not willing to try, you will have already failed!
To enhance your chances of success you must continually invest in yourself. Investing in yourself is the one way in life that is guaranteed to generate a result. This also shortens the learning curve. Think about it for a moment. You spent the first part of your life in school learning a solid foundation to go out into the world. Here is the scary part. Did you know that 33% of high school graduates never read another book after they finish school? Or that 70% of US adults have not been in a bookstore in the past 5 years! Think about the successful habits of individuals who are running Fortune 500 companies. What is one thing they all have in common? They all read and invest in themselves. If you want to change your outcome, you must model what successful people are doing in their lives.
One area that is an absolute must in modeling others is to develop a new peer group. You must continually surround yourself with people who are going to lift you up, not drag you down. Think about how you feel when you are around people who talk only about why things will not work, instead of the ones who are focused on finding a way to succeed. Which of the two do you truly want to be around? Take a moment and think, who in your life inspires you to be more than who you are today. Find more people like them in your life and spent more time around them. This will have a dramatic effect on how you feel, and how you approach each day in your life.
Remember that success is a destination, and you must create a vision of what it looks like to you. You deserve everything in life that you truly desire. However, it is up to you to take the actions today to achieve it.