Are you on the right path? The game of life and how to beat it
Life is like a see-saw, there are ups and down around every corner. Each one of us goes through various stages of life, some harder than others. Sometimes, we allow all the bad moments to overwhelm us to such an extent that we lose part of ourselves in the process.
The fact of the matter is, is that life will always be hard, but you have to know how to use even the worst experiences to make you n stronger person. You have to find your true identity in a world where most of your self-image is built around how other people perceive us.
What other people think about you, is something that shouldn’t even cross your mind once. You have to build the best version of yourself based on what you want to achieve in life, and not based on what other people want for you.
Now, I know this is easier said than done. So, today I’ll be pointing you in the right direction with my 8 essential tips to keep you on the path you want to be in life:
8) Know your goals
A dream without implantation remains a dream. It’s one thing saying that you’ll achieve this and you’ll achieve that, but when push comes to shove, are you doing what it takes to reach your goals?
I always advise people to divide their goals into short-term, medium-term, and long-term goals. Put everything you have into achieving your short and medium-term goals first, while at the same time keeping your long-term goals in the back of your mind. Remember, there is no such thing as an unrealistic goal. What you ultimately believe, you will achieve.
7) Tunnel vision
One word: Focus.
If you have a burning desire to achieve a life of success, are you tunneling all of your focus and energy into working towards that success? Well, that is exactly what’s required. Ultimately, late nights and early mornings are what made most of the billionaires on the planet, well … billionaires. Focus and determination are some of the most overlooked criteria for achieving success. Make sure you don’t neglect them.
Have you ever heard of any professional sports team going into an important game without a well-detailed game plan? I sure haven’t.
Planning your dreams and goals is an essential part of keeping you focused. Even more important is the planning of the strategies that you aim to use to achieve your goals. I recommend that you use simple, easy-to-understand planning methods, like flow diagrams, mind maps, and lists to set out your plan of action.
5) Support structure
The people that you decide to surround yourself with, have an immense influence on your identity and your habits.
The best thing you can do is to surround yourself with goal-driven, ambitious people who share your hunger for success. These people will always keep you on your toes. I always want my friends to tell me if I’m busy slacking off and to give me a proper kick on the behind to wake me up and keep me working like a well-oiled machine.
Avoid people who break you down, laugh at your dreams, or always tell you that your dreams are not achievable. These people are of no value to you, and your much better off eliminating them from your life, Burn the bridges that won’t let you cross the river!
4) Develop a passion
This one is a bit more complicated.
Technically speaking, you can’t develop a passion. You’re born with it, only to discover it at a certain point in your life. The thing is though, I believe that passion is just an automatic response that kicks in as soon as you begin to realize that you really love something your busy with at the moment.
All you have to do is learn to recognize the signs of your inner passion showing its face for the first time. This might sound a bit confusing, but trust me, your brain will immediately speak to you once you find your passion, especially when you least expect it!
3) Develop discipline
If you were ever part of a team, you know that one of the most important factors that determine whether you win or lose a match is your discipline during training.
Discipline, focus, and determination are all very closely related to one other. Without discipline, you can’t stay focused. Without determination, you can’t become disciplined.
Discipline itself is all about staying committed to a certain lifestyle and set of habits. A simple example of discipline is a person who gets up every morning and makes their bed before they even think of doing anything else. That person used determination and focus to create discipline. Simple, yet extremely important if you want to stand out from the rest of society.
2) Dreaming big
This one is self-explanatory.
If you want to do big, you have to dream big. I know that there are always those one or two people who come up with the “Your dreams are too big” speech. Screw them. Those are the very same people who are at the same stage of their life for the past couple of years because they have nothing motivating them to improve themselves. They have no passion for anything in life, so they try to belittle your dreams to make themselves feel better.
Pick your dream, do your dream, live your dream.
1) Believe in yourself
The number 1 key to becoming successful, is your belief in your abilities.
If you don’t believe in your abilities and your God-given talents, you’ve already lost the battle.
I used to be a person who always doubted myself when it came to working towards my goals, even though I knew that I had what it took to become much more than average. You have to realize very early on in your life that your quality of life depends on you and you only.
Each one of us was put on earth to live life to the fullest. Never let self-doubt overshadow the incredible person that you are!
The key to achieving success in life lies within you.
Ultimately, you determine your one success. Your success should not be dependent on what others want for you. We all are born with passion in our hearts, but it’s up to us to dig deep enough to discover that passion and let it guide us to where we need to be.
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