Life is funny. We all have hopes and dreams, we all have goals that we really want to accomplish. Yet only a few of us will ever see them come true. Most of us will continue to dream about the life we want while others see the riches of their success.
What is it that determines whether or not we will see our goals in life come true? What decides if we will do what we set out to do?
Is it what we strive for and want in life? No, everyone wants to be a millionaire married to a model. Not everyone succeeds with that goal.
Is it our intelligence that decides where we will end up? No, there are plenty of intelligent people who are bums and alcoholics.
What about networking? Is the people you know what determines your success in life? Not entirely, nobody can help you if you don’t take steps to help yourself.
So what is it? What determines whether or not we will achieve our goals? It turns out there is a simple question you can ask yourself to determine how your life will turn out.
It’s pretty basic, yet most people don’t take the time to ask it or don’t think to ask it. For those of us who do know the question, it is always good to be reminded of it every now and then. That is what happened to me recently as I have been doing some thinking and reading.
So, are you ready for the question? Do you want to know what infinite wisdom will help you change your life and determine how successful you will become?
Here it is
What will my life look like if I keep doing what I am doing?
Think about that for a second. It may sound really simple, and it is, but it is often overlooked. What have you done today? Did you work to accomplish one of your goals? Or did you surf the net looking for the latest gossip about your favorite television show? Are you working to be more productive?
Did you work on something that gave you pleasure and will help you in your future? Or did you work a job you hate and spend everything you made so your future self will have to keep working there?
Are there habits you have that you know are dragging you down and you wish you could change? Think about it.
What will your life look like in 5 years if you continue to play that video game all day?
What will your life look like in 5 years if you continue to eat unhealthy and don’t work out?
What will your life look like in 5 years if you continue to think negatively about every opportunity that comes my way?
Now obviously, there is room for downtime, but compare those answers to these ones.
What will your life look like in 5 years if you put an extra hour into your work each day?
What will your life look like in 5 years if you read an extra book a month?
What will your life look like in 5 years if you woke up early and went for a jog every day?
There is a difference, and that little difference is what separates the average man from the champions. The people who control their lives ask themselves these questions in order to change their behaviors.
Don’t simply asks yourself what WILL you become, asks yourself what CAN you become. What can you become if you take some more time to build yourself up to something magnificent? What can you become if you put in a little effort each day to change?
The little things really do add up. Learning 1 thing a day or doing at least 1 more productive thing each day means you will be one step closer to achieving your goals each day then you otherwise would be.
Before you go to bed tonight take some time to do a little experiment.
Look at your goals, than look at how you spent your day. Do they alight? Are you doing things that will eventually help you? Or are you doing things that will hold you back?
What have you done today that has pushed you closer to your goals? What can you change to get you where you need to be?
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