3 Tips to Start Down the Road to Success
Welcome 2018! I have big plans for this year: to make it amazing by staying on track with my projects, reach new levels in my personal and professional life, push myself to new limits and step out of my comfort zone way more than well… more than I’m comfortable with.
For me, this is a year that will forever be known as the year that things got real.
I believe that more people will stand up and fight for the things they need, want and deserve. More people are going to take control of their dreams and make them a reality. Can you feel it in the air? I can. It’s been brewing for a while now. The endless possibilities are electrifying!
To kick things off, below are three tips on getting motivated, staying in the moment and getting stuff done so you can have anything your little heart desires. All you need to do is take action. I’m not saying this is a complete list, there are other tips out there. These are three that resonated with me.
Three secrets of successful people:
1. Have a morning ritual. Successful people, such as motivational speakers Mel Robbins and Hal Elrod, all have morning rituals they follow so they can make the most out of every day. First and foremost, ignore the snooze button! It’s not your friend! Get up, have a drink of water to kick your system into gear. Pull out your journal and write down your thoughts. What are you going to do today? How do you feel this morning? What are 3 things you are grateful for? Do some light exercises to get the brain and body working together and increase the flow of “feel good” hormones. You don’t have to dedicate a large amount of time to your morning but having a routine prevents your ego – which likes to keep things neutral – from commandeering the controls and stopping you from being amazing.
2. Hustle and work hard. Everything good that is available to you, needs to be worked for. Successful people, regardless of their field, work their asses off to get the things they want out of life. Elon Musk didn’t sit around thinking “Boy, I’d really like to create a space shuttle that can land itself or an electric vehicle that can drive itself. Oh look, a squirrel…” He got busy making it real, especially when people told him he was crazy. Today, we have SpaceX and TESLA changing the future of travel of both space and earth.
3. Don’t wait for permission to start something new, to make changes to your life, or to ask for what you need from life. Why would you need anyone’s permission to be, do or have anything you want? Personally, in the past, I have allowed myself to fall into the trap of waiting for the world to give me permission to be amazing. Even though I know I am capable of doing what I want, I lied to myself and let my ego tell me that I needed someone to approve first. Thankfully, the older I get, the more I learn that that behavior led me into a dark trap. The ego’s way of keeping me in a safe bubble. It’s taken some time, but I have made my way through – it’s still a work in progress – to the confident, take no prisoners person I am today.
Remember… There is no Fairy Godmother who is going to wave her magic wand in your direction and make life easy. The truth is… Life is not meant to be easy. We are here to learn as much as we can in a very short amount of time. Make sure that you are open to receiving the lessons that can be found every day.
So today is the day to get busy, stop being the master of “preparing to get SHIT done” and get started being a completer. No one is going to hold your hand and do it for you. You are the only one who can make YOU successful.
Be BIG. Be BOLD. Be Beautiful! Be YOU!!!