“If you want to change the world, start with yourself.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to become great.” -Zig Ziglar
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” -Aristotle
In life, we often get lost in the day-to-day grind of responsibilities, obligations, and just getting by.
It’s easy to fall into a routine where things feel like they’re going along fine, but then we realize that something is missing.
It’s easy to take our eyes off the goal, our dreams, our vision, and our purpose. We can get caught up in all the little things that make us feel like we’re making progress and not feel like we’ve accomplished anything.
In this post I’ll give you a framework for living a better life, one that will help you stay focused and motivated while working toward your goals.
STEP 1: Learn From the Best
It doesn’t matter how much we think we know about certain subjects, there will always be more to learn.
In business, there are so many different facets and niches, and each one has a wealth of knowledge to share.
Whether you’re working in marketing or writing, the people who have achieved success have the knowledge to share.
Find out what they did, why they succeeded, and how they went about it. It can be an incredible source of inspiration and motivation.
STEP 2: Stay Focused
The secret to staying focused is to keep your expectations low. It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day stuff, and you can easily lose sight of your vision and what you’re trying to achieve.
When we set unrealistic goals, we usually fail.
You can set up a schedule where you focus on your goals every day for 20 minutes. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect, just keep at it.
STEP 3: Don’t Let Anything Stop You
“All the best things in life take time.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” -Michael Jordan
Success comes from persistent action.
You have to keep at it. Don’t let anyone tell you differently.
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” -Walt Disney
“The difference between a failure and a champion is a little determination.” -Muhammad Ali
There are so many things you can do that will take you closer to achieving your goals.
You just need to decide to take the next step. Thanks for reading!