The act of thinking big is a very good one but what is the essence of thinking big without taking actions to becoming great?
Many people go through their whole life saying that I didn’t have a good start to my life so that is why I shall remain where I am. The mistake that many people make is that they don’t seem to be aware that the beginning of their life does not determine their end. People say I did not do good before so that is why I am not doing much with my life, so what does that mean, you have just given up halfway into your life, it does not matter what you didn’t do yesterday, you have the power to change your life right at this moment, you can start right now to take your life in a whole new direction.
It is never too late to start on a new journey and take your life to the heights of greatness, the choice is yours how you want to live your life. The limited life is the one which most people choose to confine themselves to because that is the easy path, and most people are just lazy and lack ambition. Is that you? are you just going to cower away and let your life not amount to much as the masses do?. What is so hard in living an average life, a life filled with no adventure and exploration into the unknown, cowards die a thousand deaths, but the courageous die only once. Step it up right now, this day is the day that you demand more from yourself and say I will take my life to new heights, I am determined to create the life of my dreams and I am the one who shall make it happen.
Believe in yourself and take action today, too many people stop living after a certain age, they just live life like a robot doing the same things days after day, not doing much with their days but living to pay their bills. What a timid existence that is, what a waste of one’s potential it is to resign yourself to mediocrity.
It does not matter how old you may be, you can start to create a better life for yourself, acquire the right knowledge and take the right action steps so that you can achieve your goals that you have set out for yourself. It seems as though the majority of people do not have any goals for their life and that is why they are just floating around aimlessly in life, if you do not know in which direction you want to go then any direction will suffice. Is that how you are living? take a good look at your life, where are your heading? what are you doing with your days? what are your daily habits resulting in? are you heading towards success or failure? and are you heading towards average or greatness?
It does not matter about the life you have lived so far, you have everything within you to live life to your highest ideal, there is this misconception that successful people have something special about them, and that is why they succeed, but that is not the case, successful people set goals, they make plans, they invest in themselves, they put self-education over entertainment and they take daily consistent action. That is what separates the successful from the unsuccessful, the relentless pursuit to be the best that they can be.
You are more than you appear to be, you can grow and develop yourself with the acquisition of the right knowledge and action, and your mind will awaken and come to the realisation that you have what it takes to become successful. The beginning stages of awakening require that you have faith in the journey and yourself, set big goals, you will grow into them, take giant steps of actions and make success your responsibility, if you do not you will be confined to the life of the majority who live the slave life, trapped in someone else’s dream because they never had the courage to get started on their own dreams, is that how you want your life to be?
5 Steps to Begin Your Path to Greatness
Do you look at your life and know there is something greater for you? Do you have ideas on what that may be, but can’t quite seem to put them in motion or make them happen?
Feeling stuck is quite common. Many times, we have thoughts and dreams of what we want in life but they never happen because sadly, they only stay as thoughts and dreams inside of us, and our mindset holds us back from going forward.
The good news is, at any moment in time, we have the ability to start taking action toward creating the life we want.
Here are five steps to get started:
1. Celebrate Your Success
Before you begin working toward your goals and more greatness in life, be sure to acknowledge all you’ve accomplished already. Write down all the successes you’ve already achieved and all the awesomeness that you are today. This practice will direct your thinking to a positive place. And once you’re in that positive groove with your thoughts, it will lead you to make better choices and take better actions toward your greatness.
2. Create Your True Vision
Many times we live based on others’ expectations or we stay stuck in a particular place because it’s our safety zone. For instance, like in a career we’ve been in because we’re climbing the ladder and feel like we’re too far ahead to make a change – or in a dead-end relationship that isn’t going anywhere but you’d rather stay in it and be miserable than start over again. Own your path. It can be hard to do, but allow yourself to get out of your head (or stop listening to what others’ want for you) and focus on your heart and what it’s telling you. Look within yourself deeply, and decide what you want and what’s true for YOU.
3. Take Action
There’s no better time to creating the life you want than right this very moment! Timing is never perfect, and to get started, you just need to put one foot in front of the other. Baby steps are key! Be realistic about your goals. If you want to start going to the gym, going from 0 days a week to 5 days a week right away is extreme, and setting yourself up by biting more than you can chew typically doesn’t result in success, but failure. Instead, start slow and go once or twice a week. After you do that for a while and get into a nice groove, up it to more days. Over time, you will build toward your goal by taking realistic, smaller steps to get there.
4. Stay Persistent
Even if you’re working hard towards your goal and there seem to be bumps in the road – don’t give up. These bumps help you grow and make you stronger each and every time you get past them. So if you’re trying to eat better, and you have a day where you aren’t sticking to plan, don’t throw everything out the window and give up. Be kind to yourself and accept that moment, and then focus back to your vision and keep moving forward. Little by little, those moments of persistence will guide you to creating more greatness in your life.
5. Have the Right Support
Don’t do it alone. Enlist in the right support to hold you accountable and cheer you on in the process. It could be a friend, a family member, or significant other who you trust and who have the results you want. Or, a 3rd party like a mentor or coach can give you an outsider perspective. Whoever it may be, having someone you can confide in and have as a sounding board on your journey will be just what you need to keep you on track and celebrate with you as you work toward the life you dream of.
Enjoy your journey to greatness!