“This year is going to be different. Really! I’m serious this time. This is going to be my year. I mean it this time.” More than likely, you’ve probably said this a time or two. I know that I have. However, even though this may have been my mantra a time or two, I have noticed that the times where my year was different, it was because I took intentional steps to make it different. Surprisingly (although it should not have been), I found my steps wrapped up in the definition of one very provocative word, SUCCESS.
Success:“the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one’s goals.” dictionary.com
Several things immediately got my attention after I read the definition of success.
Goals. If I’m going to have a successful year I need to define what a successful year looks like to me.
Favorable or prosperous. Success isn’t always about money.
Attempts. I can’t have success if I’m not “attempting” anything. So, if I want to have an amazing year I have to do something to make it happen.
Accomplishment. If I start it I should finish it.
For my year to be successful and amazing I am going to have to sit down and think about what I want as it relates to my personal life and my business (favorable or prosperous goals). After I know what I want, I am going to have to do the work (attempts) necessary to have the life that I want for the year (accomplishment). That’s it, so simple right!
Happy Sunday! I just read this article by Iyanla Vanzant ( http://www.oprah.com/oprahs-lifeclass/Iyanla-Vanzant-Cause-of-Your-Pain-Oprahs-Lifeclass) and it is really powerful and can change your life if you let it. It’s about perspective and taking responsibility for our own pain. I’ve said it before, you have to make the decision to move forward in your life. It’s your decision. You are the only one holding yourself back. Stop blaming others or looking for excuses. Make your decision today. Be inspired!
I was talking with a friend a few days ago and he made a comment about people needing outside motivation. My friend could not understand why a person would need external motivation. As a person who is motivated from within and without I tried to explain to him that not everyone is self-motivated and sometimes we need a push to get us to the place where we are able to motivate ourselves.
Today I want to encourage you if you are struggling with motivation. If you require hand-holding (as my friend put it) and need that push from outside it’s ok. Accept it and use it until one day you are motivated from within.