Don’t Use Old Doors to Open New Doors
It’s never a bad time to ask yourself basic questions about your business — and your life. Here are two questions you should always keep in mind, because the answers can have an impact on your professional and personal success.
Those questions are:
- What do I want?
- What am I prepared to do in order to get what I want?
What DO you want?
Do you want to waste years spinning your wheels because you can’t answer that question? Some people do. Instead of living their life in the moment, they spend most of it just reacting. Think about it: do you find yourself as only a part of other people’s plans — clients and customers, for example — instead of making real progress in your own life and business? That stasis is kind of like using old tools to fix new problems: you’ll only make limited progress and you’ll only have limited success.
How will you get there?
It takes a PLAN — an address and a roadmap — in order to reach your destination.
Take time to think about what you want. Success should be based on what matters most to YOU and what gives YOU your greatest sense of wellbeing.
Capture your flowing ideas by writing everything down, whether on a desktop, laptop, smartphone or napkin. Add as much detail as possible but don’t worry about being perfect because you can adjust it as you go. The key — as it often seems to be — is getting started.
You’ll find pretty quickly that the process will help clarify your destination, and once you have locked it in, you can draw your map right to it!
Here is your compass:
- Are you prepared to do what you need to do in order to get what you want?
- What improvements are you prepared to make to your strategy, your philosophy and your mindset?
Only you can answer those questions. But here is something to remember: when your vision of what you want to be is compelling enough, you won’t need to push yourself toward it; it will pull you to it.
So, take some time to answer those questions. It doesn’t need to be today or tomorrow, but then again, only you can determine when you’re ready to be in the moment. You’ll proceed with confidence and you’ll find the success you want to have.
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