We’re almost at the end of the year and I imagine that at one point or another you thought, where did all those resolutions you set at the beginning of the year go? What happened? Where did all those dreams go? Did we change our mind? Did we get lost? Or, did we give up?
Maybe we’re feeling a bit frustrated, achieving any important objective is not so easy. It requires all of our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual energy. It implies countless decisions to be made every day. Each thought, emotion and behavior play a role in the success or failure.
I don’t know if it happens to you, but many of us begin enthusiastically, we are excited about the change and about doing something new. But as time goes by, that emotion starts to change depending on the circumstances, to a point that we even give up sometimes.
We didn’t reach our objectives, not because we didn’t want to or because we didn’t try, but because we strayed from the path, we stopped putting all our efforts into reaching that dream, and “decided” that we are not going to achieve them.
Any objective that’s important enough to want to achieve will be hard. Often, it implies a drastic change in the way we live our lives. It implies modifying our daily habits and behaviors. We not only need better habits to bolster us, we also need to get rid of those bad habits that tend to hold us back.
Part of our daily behaviors are based on habits, and it’s easy to understand why we go back to our old customs.
For example, if we try to lose weight, at the beginning we give it our all, we exercise, we eat healthy, we drink enough water, etc, however, the results don’t happen overnight. And sometimes the scale doesn’t move, no matter how hard we try. It’s during those moments that our mind starts betraying us and filling us with negative thoughts, when we don’t see the results we were expecting, and we give up, right?
The same thing happens if we want to get out of debt, if we want to start our own business, if we want to increase sales in our company, etc etc. We want to wave a magic wand and see results overnight, but things don’t work that way, it takes time, small achievements are created one by one.
The people who truly reach their dreams are those who do not give up, and who celebrate small achievements, and who value those small achievements because they know they are one step closer to reaching that objective they so want.
We can achieve everything, anything we set as a goal, if we really resolve to do it and we truly commit. There are no limits, the only limits are those we impose on ourselves.
You have to know you have something within you, and that it’s called greatness. Within you is where the real growth happens, which will allow you to live the life of your dreams. Your mind is the key that will open the doors to you potential, your bravery, your courage, and your drive.
It is time to pursue what you really want, change your mentality and your life will begin to change. We do not see the world as it is, but how we are. When you change for the better, then everything around you will change for the better. Your external world is a reflection of your internal world.
If you don’t believe that you can achieve anything you set out to do, it’s because you have some internal false beliefs about yourself. You beliefs are what dictate how you live your life. If you believe you cannot attain success, then you will continue to keep doing the same things day after day, and you will never pursue your dreams.
You are capable of more, much more than you yourself believe is possible, begin to grow, start to reprogram your mind and don’t settle for a so-called normal life.
Most people don’t go to work because they want to or because they enjoy it, but because it’s a way to survive. What is the purpose of a job? To pay your bills? If money weren’t an issue, what would you do with your life? How would you truly like to live your life? What is your answer?
I recommend a book that’s very good regarding this: Simon Sinek’s Start with Why. It has already become a classic in a short time since it’s the basis for one of the most-watched TED videos. For Simon Sinek, what is important is not so much what you do but rather why you do it. What’s essential is to know why you do what you do, why you exist. Learning to formulate the correct questions will allow you to have an inspiring company, innovative projects, and people who are committed to develop them. Sinek explains how to create a suitable framework in an organization in order to reach those purposes.
Once you find your why, the past doesn’t matter, it doesn’t matter how old you are, how you did in school doesn’t matter, all of that is irrelevant when you are thrilled and committed and you know that you can achieve anything.
Train your mind to grow. Your brain is an extraordinary bio-computer, and it is constantly running programs that work either in your favor or against you, depending on your thoughts.
We all have negative thoughts that affect us, it’s almost impossible to avoid them, but if we learn to recognize them and reprogram them, the results are incredible.
For example, how many times do we find ourselves thinking, “this is not going to work for me”, or “I’m not going to achieve that”, during those moments, change your thoughts to something like: “how can this work for me? Or what can I do to achieve it?
So you still have time, yes, the year is coming to an end, but it’s not over yet, therefore it’s time to review:
And most importantly:
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