Pieces of Success

Patience is the key to success. Pace yourself and work to build your best work piece by piece.

Focus on the skills and habits of success rather than the end goal. The habits are now and the results are part of your future.

Believe that your vision is possible. You have to be the catalyst for your best future.

The approach you take to achieve your vision is totally up to you. Segment the journey into habits that form the greater vision. Connected pieces make the vision whole.

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!

 

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.

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.

Choices

Don’t take the easy choice.

Make the big decision that changes your life forever.

Your Vision

Don’t walk into the New Year dreading the challenges you’ll face as you continue your journey. Look forward to new opportunities and celebrate that you are capable and more than ready to take on the challenge.

The alternative, dreading the experience, should be lost in past and removed from your outlook as you move forward.

Your ultimate goals always lie ahead. Continue moving forward and building your vision.

A Dream Diverted

When you fill your day with tasks and obligations that divert you from your purpose, even if the tasks are positive and helpful to others, anger and resentment are built within your heart because you aren’t living up to or fulfilling your true purpose.

Find a way to do what you love everyday. Find a way for your dreams, your vision, your purpose to flourish everyday.

This will deepen the love within you. You will grow in love. And in turn, you can share your gifts of love, generosity, kindness and gratitude, without hurting yourself in the exchange.