Capable of Success

Success maybe more about being capable of the vision than simply achieving it.

Sometimes, we focus on the end goal, and bypass the knowledge and skill set that make you able to achieve the success that you have envisioned.

Success is the byproduct of commitment and hard work. It is defined at the personal level; it is acquired after sacrifice and persistence against all odds.

Work smart and learn something new each day. Practice and solve your problems scientifically. Measure your results and use data to help you discover the keys to success. Work on being capable of the vision.

Comfort and Safety

If it feels comfortable and safe go further. Move to the edge of your efforts. Pour everything into your growth, your vision, your journey to great things. Everything else is just the warm-up. Get going and do not look back.

Changes

Change your grip on your world. Change the points where you’re holding onto negative experiences as your identity.

Change your grasp of new knowledge and tech that can make your job easier. Change your routine if it’s not serving your purpose and liberating your spirit.

The caveat is, your goal shouldn’t be change for change’s sake. Improve your capability to handle the journey as your step into success.

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!

 

The Reward

Waiting for the perfect day to start your journey is waiting for a day that may never arrive. Your best option is to start the 5K while no one is watching. Start the book when it’s noisy and there is no opportunity for peace. Get going when the weather is cloudy and a there is a 100% chance for rain.

Starting without fanfare and ceremony makes the beautiful days easier and the tough times more valuable when you conquer the challenge.

As we hit the third week of the New Year, it’s important to know, your new habits and your new focus usually reach the crossroads of choice. The place where you choose to continue to greatness or return to the same mediocre habits.

Take the pathway that leads to your best results. The journey and the battle for success are the greatest rewards.

Problem Solving

Successful people dig-in and solve their own problems. Whether it’s increasing your revenue stream or completing your literary masterpiece the time, effort, and energy you put in to complete your work is your most precious resource.

Don’t waste your life (time x effort x energy) on fads or in a race to become an average and mundane brand that brands average distractions to keep people average.  Offer more value, more connections, more creativity than anyone else. Be the artist who creates their dreams and solves the problems that change the world.

Believe that you can do it and stay focused until the task is done. The alternative, pecking and scrolling the hours away into your cell phone isn’t as awesome getting out there and completing the challenge.

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.

Micro-Moments

There is a list of things that get in the way of our ability to focus. Whether it’s a ringing phone, our obsession with social media, or our habit of gaming every 10 minutes.

There is usually an obstacle that we place in our way before diving into our work.

Consider how these micro-moments take time away from your bigger goals. Work to minimize them. Edit your time and maximize your potential for new opportunities by gaining time from distractions.

Allocate your new micro-moments to maximize your overall growth potential. You will discover you had a lot more time than you thought when you reclaim your focus and get in the zone faster and without limitations.

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.

Thriving during Challenges

Challenges will return again and again on your journey to greatness, so remember the processes that helped you get through your tough times.

We all know that despite the forecast or any weather predictions, a storm can appear randomly on any day.

When you write down the process that helped you remain focused during the storm. You create a pathway through chaos that you can use again and again to thrive during difficult circumstances.

Whether it is a soundtrack of motivational speeches, a playlist with epic music, or a walk around the block with deep focused breathing (these are mine). Discover your own process to get you through any problem. What works for you may not work for others, and no matter the method, kick grass while doing it.

Rinse and repeat your steps, and stow it away like your umbrella for greatness.

The day is yours!