Ever look at yourself in the mirror and think to yourself, “why am I such a loser?”
Deep down you don’t actually think you’re a loser.
But sometimes I think all of us have moments where we’re thinking to ourselves, “what the hell am I doing here?” or “why aren’t I more?”
Perhaps that moment comes when you’re eating ice cream at 3 in the morning while watching in infomercial.
Or maybe that moment comes when you find yourself scrolling down an endless feed of meaningless information on social media.
The point is that we all have itches at various times in our lives.
Unfortunately very few of us act on these itches and frankly that bothers me to no end.
So what’s holding us back from being successful? To me it’s five main things (and a ton of others but this a great start).
1. Not knowing what’s truly important to us
We may think we know what’s important to us but sometimes we simply don’t clarify it.
The truth of the matter is there are really only a few things that truly matter to us in this world.
For some it’s family. For others it’s achieving their potential. Maybe it’s your health.
Without a clear acceptance and understanding of what our core values are we’ll always be one step behind on being successful.
2. A clear vision
It’s not simply about picturing what we want our lives to be.
You can’t just dream up a scenario in your head and that scenario magically manifests itself in real life.
You have to go further than that. You need to actually put something down on paper. Make a collage of what you want. Find pictures of what you want. Make it visual.
3. A clear plan of action
One you have a clear vision of what you want, what needs to be even clearer is “how you’re going to get there.”
It’s impossible to reach a destination you’ve never been to without some kind of road map.
There will absolutely be roadblocks and bumps along the way, but you’ve got to at least know how to get there first.
You can be the most talented, intellectual and gifted person on the planet. All that means nothing without consistency.
I’d rather have an average person who shows up day in and day out over the span of years, then a person who’s super talented that is barely ever there.
Showing up each day and doing what needs to be done on those days is one of the biggest keys to success.
5. Accountability to Yourself
Without this you are screwed from the outset.
There’s only so much outside influences can get you to do anything.
All the yelling, pushing, and hand holding in the world can only get you so far.
If you truly want to break through and reach your potential, the person you need to be answering to is yourself.
If you want to be put on a great path to success, you know where to find me.