Welcome to the spotlight on the Secrets to Success. Its 2018, new year, new goals! Let's talk about having goals and crushing your resolutions… not next year (haha)… THIS YEAR!
I finished the last post (read here) with a quote from Arnie, “We don’t achieve big things by accident”. This is so true, how could you expect to manifest success if you don’t know what you want and where you’re going? We all want to be happy, well “The secret to real happiness is progress. Progress is happiness”
In today’s digitally connected world it can be hard to set that target of what you want for you’re life. As millennial we are interested in working for social impact and purpose, not for a pay check. But how do you find that niche which is right for you?
“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing"
You have to get curious and ask yourself some questions: What is it that I want for my life? 1] Do you want it to be easy (Is it to work your entire life on something you have no passion for, just so you can pay your bills and die?), or 2] Do you want the path to be your own (Is it to live life on your own terms? Living life at the highest level). Because if your answer is the latter, then you need have a plan with goals.
“There's a lot of lip service out there, I just think people are saying, "Oh I wish I wish”. You just have to do. Theres is no alternative to doing… The only way to succeed is to execute.”
You just have to try and fail. Find what you are interested in, set goals and try. Fail. And try again. You don’t have to know everything in the space. But you need to have a curiosity to learn and engage, until you find a way to create value and contribute to the market in this space and earn a living to make your passion your profession.
“And at the end of the day it started with you getting started. It started with you showing up. It started with you pushing and trying. So get out there. Don’t worry about what you have and what you are. Focus on who you want to become and the price you’re willing to pay to get there."
Take massive action and execute. Every single day. The success is in the journey of creating and achieving something great.
“Don't wait for the stars to align, reach up and rearrange them yourself. Create your own constellation”
Set big goals, because then you will become big. There's no glory in being the big fish in a small pond. Be a small fish in a big pond, until you progress far enough to become the big fish in the big pond. Theres some kind of innate freedom and excitement in pursuing what you’re passionate about everyday. If you prefer to have excuses and escape, then just remember this...
"We know one of the thing about high achievers is that they all have goals. So literally without goals you are directionless, you will be used. See, people without goals get used by other people who have them. People that don't have goals work for people who do.”
“Once in your life try something. Work hard at something. Try to change, nothing bad can happen."
No excuses, ITS ON YOU! Take ownership, and at the end of the day, “Make sure you have goals that are really defined because if you want something in life, there’s no limit.”
Best wishes on your journey to a better self in 2018!
You can take it as insight, or you can take it as Just BS!
[Post inspired by the thoughts of Arnold Schwarzenschintzel, Tony Robbins, Theodore Roosevelt, Gary Vaynerchuck, Tony Bilyeu, Tyler Perry, Jack Canfield, Louis Spagnuolo and Jack Ma]