Your Impact Can Be Huge

Just a reminder, you only get to be here once and your impact can be huge.

It doesn’t matter where you’re at right now in life. You don’t need to imitate others, it’s important to be yourself and create a life’s work that leaves legacy.

What you do here and how you effect the lives of others is of great importance. Never forget that truth! You only have to focus on one life- your own. Make sure the life you lead creates a positive change on many people.

Keeping on Track with Goals

If you’re like me, you’ve got a variety of goals in various categories. It’s difficult to juggle more than one goal. Success finds itself in many areas of life.

Keeping on track is the tricky part. I’ve found a nice planner that is blank for dates and allows you to start on any day is the best bet for daily tasks. Many planners out there have sections for three month and yearly planning along with sections to dissect how your plans are progressing. I’m a big fan of the Clever Fox planners because they allow you to do goal planning and map out weekly priorities and tasks.

Do take time to re-evaluate your goals on a regular basis. Review different areas of your life such as health and fitness, business and career, family and friends, relationships, personal development, finance, recreation and fun. These areas should be assessed monthly to see where you need to put in extra time. Don’t neglect one area of your life solely for another. It’s important to keep balance.

Find time to initially map out your goals and plans. Use a daily planner to keep on track with weekly and monthly tasks. Keep a separate notebook to evaluate how your goals are progressing and which areas of your life require more time and improvement.

Once you make it a habit to keep track of your plans, you’ll be able to see how much progress you’ve made. It can be very rewarding to see all the wins and exciting as you close in your goals. Seeing your plans written down can definitely help you keep in track.

New Year or New Day

Every day gives you the opportunity to completely start fresh. It doesn’t have to be New Year’s Eve or a special day to declare your new goals and begin again.

Each year we’re filled with a set of cumulative new days which we can formulate at anytime into a life goal or plan.

It’s never too late or the wrong time to start something. You’re never too old, tired, inexperienced or unable to begin. Realize each day is a blessing and holds an opportunity to try. Dare to be bold and brave. See beyond your comfort zone. Look deep within to find a new path and start walking.

I encourage you to set aside some time and reevaluate your current goals and see if they still align with your values and life purpose. If not change them. Don’t be afraid and stick with old plans you’ve outgrown. Be honest and assess the direction you truly desire to go. Never get stuck with an old set of plans because they feel comfortable.

Invest in yourself daily. Even if you’re completely changing course, change today. Don’t wait to start what you can’t stop thinking about. Give a lot of yourself and you will quickly see the return.

A Journey in Bravery

At certain points in life we really have to dig in deep and become brave. It’s easy to be complacent and let fear immobilize us at times.

Being brave doesn’t require much but a little bit of change and change can feel very uncomfortable. Being brave isn’t about adapting a warrior attitude or winning battles. It’s simple a journey in which at some turning point you decide to be brave. You do something outside your comfort zone and it scares you but changes you.

If you want new results, adopt this method of bravery. Try something that will change your life in a new direction.

Remember, nothing is easy. Even sitting back and doing nothing has its price. The struggle is in the learning. The reward is the lesson. Be brave in your journey and learn from your bravery.

Be Willing to Walk Alone

It can be a long lonely walk to success. It can be a short one. No one gets there if they’re not willing to walk alone.

You’ve got to be willing to go after your dreams all alone. Sometimes when we share our hopes and dreams, we meet negativity from other people. They don’t need or want us to succeed. They’re comfortable in life and don’t see a need for change. You can’t expect the support of other people.

If your dream is worth it, you’ll find a way. With or without help, two key ingredients make up a victory. Longevity and belief will get you to the finish line.

No one gets overnight success. You’ve got to be in it for the long haul. Look past the rejections and failures but don’t stop until you achieve your goal. It might take a little while longer. It might take forever. Determine you’re staying with your goal.

Next up, have solid belief in yourself. Even if no one is there to support and encourage you, act as if it’s truly possible. You may be the only support on the way to your dream.

Keep going with whatever you start. Adopt a mindset that stays on your goals. No matter the circumstances, you’ll be able to smile when you count the small victories and really marvel at your accomplishments knowing you put in everything. Every goal starts and ends with your own thinking.

Don’t Let Doubt and Fear Keep You from Trying

Doubt and fear are the two enemies you can’t afford to rob you. Never let doubt or fear keep you from trying.

They say you have nothing to lose by trying and I believe that’s partly true. When you try, you lose only your own doubts. Even if you get nothing in return, you’ll have accomplished something unexpected. You’ll have surprised yourself by stepping out of unfamiliar territory and attempting something new.

Unfortunately, fear and doubt stop us from even starting. Overwhelming beliefs we’re not good enough, unskilled or unable can literally stop us in our tracks. Don’t let this be your story.

In order to find your true path, you must learn to search within yourself and erase doubt and fear. If the life you’re currently living isn’t what you truly envision for yourself, then you must build up your confidence.

Doubt and fear will weigh you down. Keep them in check. It’s not easy. Once you see how these feelings operate to keep you stagnant, you might want to feel the fear but try anyways. Erase the doubt and fear chatter in your mind for a minute and see what might be possible and go for it.

Stray from a Mass Manufactured Life

In order to achieve real lasting success you have a definitive choice in life. You can allow your life to be directed by popular role models but you may find your life is robbed. If you copy someone else’s life you are eventually living their life not yours in some manner. While role models are good, sometimes they’re only good at modeling a life- their own.

Instead, you must opt to find your own path. Seek it out and create a life of your own design. Think your way to a new life. Only you can do that and what excitement, wonder, greatness and passion it can bring to you and the whole world when you make this choice.

Real lasting success begins by building a life and straying from a mass manufactured life filled with following people, the latest trends and fads.

Let not your own life be robbed by living a carbon copy lifestyle. Be bold and brave and design a real life free from emulation that defines and changes the world. Take back your power from mass ideas and let your individualism shine and inspire others.

Explore or Expire

Never stop exploring, investigating and receiving from this amazing world we live in.

When you stop learning, you cease to grow. You find a rut. Always educate yourself. It doesn’t mean you have to go back to school. Instead, read the philosophies and teachings of men and women of history and achievement. Learn new hobbies and skills.

The true way to evolve includes acquired and continued learning. It’s never too late to educate.

Reinvent Yourself at Anytime

I know what it’s like to feel stuck on a path headed far from my goals. Sometimes we literally have to reinvent ourselves to become the kind of person that strikes out and chooses a path other than our familiar safe one. I’m here to encourage you to reinvent yourself and your plans at anytime.

Don’t think it’s impossible to recreate an image of the person you’d like to become. You can reshape your future if you try. Don’t let doubt and statistical standards keep you from your goals. You’re not too old or unqualified to achieve something. You’re just the right age and you can become qualified.

I suggest that if you’ve been putting up a few reasons or roadblocks in your mind as to why something can’t be done, you reinvent and reshape your way of thinking. Determine you will become the person required to achieve the goals you have in your heart. Keep going!