Life is a series of lessons. The same can be said of success. It’s not easy when you don’t have a manual, guide book or teacher. Sometimes you simply have to show up and let life guide you to learn from it.
Never be so afraid to learn from life that you neglect to live. It’s imperative you pay close attention and align your goals and direction in accordance with a few of life’s lessons.
Don’t get stuck on failure. There is no real difference in life lessons between an A and a F just a perceived difference. The final grade doesn’t matter most of the time. Showing up for class matters all of the time.
If you have no teacher, learn the lessons to the best of your ability. If you’re fortunate to have a mentor, appreciate the time they put into your life.
Never spend too long focusing on the should haves and would haves, you aren’t meant to be perfect or you’d have all the answers from the beginning. Keep going and living to learn. Whether a new subject or language, the act of learning assists you in life.
Whether you’ve recently learned the hard way or not, adjust your sails and stay on course. Develop a passion for living and you will find a clear cut passion in life that leads to success. Share your zest for life with others. Determine your direction and let the subtle lessons we learn here help strengthen your course. Never let one or many defeats completely stop you in your tracks.
Keep learning and going after life, even if you simply live for your goals. Be accepting of failures, rejections and tough terrain. They teach us. Be surprised and grateful for blessings and success. Life is a journey best traveled by living for its marvelous and wondrous teachings.
Look in the mirror and you’ll find your biggest competitor. Examine the reflection and aim to fix the inside not the outside.
The only thing permanent is you. Inside of you, that’s where the magic truly happens. Outside of your reflection is simply a big comparison screen with everyone else.
There is peace, hope and possibilities inside yourself. There are answers and opportunities waiting in this world for you.
Never give up. There is real promise in dreaming about those things truly worth having.
Core values are essentially inside of you. They’re at your core. Look within and fix that beautiful reflection so it matches the outside and is visible for all to see. When you put the abundance, ability and hope within you on display for this world, you will attract that which you seek.
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.
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.
Thoughts truly are things. They can transform us or lead us into despair. It’s challenging to always be upbeat but you can attempt to control your mind. You can try to steer from negative thoughts to positive thoughts.
So why not try a small challenge to keep your thoughts positive for 30 days. It’s difficult but the results will amaze you.
Let your own mind start working in your favor. Quickly replace a negative thought with a positive one. Substitute anxiety and worry with gratitude.
Try it for 30 days. Never let a negative thought seep so deep into your mind and find a home there. A positive mind is soil for good things. It can imagine and propel you. Choose positivity!
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.
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.
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!
I don’t know your story or how your day went and I might not know you but I do know you’re brimming with possibilities and there’s a chance whatever you dream might just happen for you.
Just a little reminder to you: Things are possible. Despite outside influences, internal conflicts, problems and life in general which can be difficult to navigate at times, always think that things are possible for you.
Let all the burdens fall away. Set your course on what you wish to attain. That’s the goal.