Strategies

Wasting away in your own imagination is trending down. Dig into your awesomeness and strategize for greatness.

Freedom

Sometimes we cling to our job titles and descriptions at our own peril.

Don’t get me wrong, roles can help define boundaries and clear-up expectations, but living a role to the point you close your outlook to the potential and possibilities of new experiences and new opportunities is a one-way ticket to the mundane and mediocre.

Open your mind to new languages new expertise, new skills, and new experiences.

Welcome and embrace new opportunities for LEARNING, and your heart, outlook, and sense of peace will unlock new pathways to greatness.

Have an awesome day! And remember success is self-made. Get out there and get to it.

Commitment

Life’s better when you bet on yourself. Your soul, your work, and your art needs your confidence and unwavering commitment to excellence.

I used to have a lot of trouble spelling the word commitment. I couldn’t figure out the exact number of M’s and T’s. One day, when I had enough, I took out a sheet of paper and wrote the word one hundred times.  It took 5 minutes. I never had trouble spelling commitment again.

Sometimes, the choices we make about our problems: never identifying the issue, never focusing long enough to correct the issue, and never taking specific, measurable action to end the cycle returns us to same place over and over again.

In my case, spelling was a simple fix. Other obstacles in life are much more challenging as many factors can affect your situation.

Stress can be a major deterrent to your best efforts, food choices can affect your energy levels, social and familial relationships can be a drag on personal growth.

The issues continue, learning gaps create roadblocks to personal growth, exercise and leisure time also factor into the mixed bag of obstacles that may prevent you from creating your best life.

No matter the problems or obstacles, our power is choice.

Choose to see the bigger vision.  Know you have the ultimate power to solve your problems.

Everything changes when you clear the clutter, welcome the obstacles, and learn to surmount each challenge issue by issue.

Rinse and repeat your process each day for the best results. The day is yours!

 

Glossy

The drive to be as glossy as all of the other flashy artists and entrepreneurs puts you on pace to be the same as everyone else.

If flashy is your game then move to that edge and follow the path of certainty.

If remarkable and awesome is your goal. Dig-in, make a difference, and change the game.

The fastest, easiest route doesn’t always build lasting change.

Take the journey and move consistently from success to success.

The Enemy

The challenge is not your enemy.

Often, we avoid difficult situations because we wish to avoid feelings of insecurity and uncertainty.

We firmly place ourselves in the throws of comfort which makes each day easier and easier.

I remember the times when I stopped exercising and placed a hiatus on achieving greater and greater goals. I was avoiding my greatest challenge and choosing lesser passions for safety, comfort, and assured direction.

This was the enemy. Choosing less, choosing comfort, choosing the moderate difficulty setting. Don’t quit your day job or spontaneously retreat to a remote cabin.

Challenge yourself. Raise the stakes of your workouts. Get back into the gym or develop a personal workout routine. Study yoga and deepen your experience by truly seeking enlightenment with your practice. Get that business going and offer so much value you hit the Forbes list in a few years. Work on that bestseller and don’t quit until the manuscript is ready.

The day is yours. Hit the the ground running. Transcending the challenge is the reward.

Ultimate Rewards

Trust is what you build with daily work. When you follow-through on your mission and when you discover that the reward is sticking to your plan.

The difficult part, starting, starting over, or rededicating to your purpose usually takes three weeks to settle into. Likewise, it takes three weeks to break or fail at a new habit.

Avoiding the pitfalls of self-destruction and taking on the moniker of your purpose has probably always been your big dream.

To remain focused, deconstruct your vision. Remember the parts make the whole and the little steps make progress manageable.

Dig into your focus and harness your power to build your vision.

You’ve probably read all about setting up your plan. Just break the project into steps and stick to it.

When it gets tough and you stick to your goals the act of conquering the challenge is the ultimate reward.

Seeking the Magic Bullet

After endlessly searching for the next magic bullet to make your business better or refurbish your mental focus, you’ll probably find that you’ve had what you needed all along.

To the searchers, I tell you to keep searching. For those that lack confidence, I tell you to keep searching. For those that believe happiness and joy are products and tools some else has, keep searching.

All the things that will drive you to be your best are right where they have always been, inside you. The caveat is learning and using knowledge to inform your on your quest, but the attitude, the persistence, and the vision for greatness is right where it has always been, inside you.