The overnight success idea is an easy misconception to have. We want success and we want it now, but it usually doesn’t happen that way.
I have been in this spot. I have been tempted to look at others and compare myself to them when things weren’t going the way I had planned in my head months beforehand. I always planned things to be absolutely perfect and then when they are less than ideal I am tempted to throw in the towel. Well, this has happened so many times over the years now that I am now forced to learn that this is just part of the road to success. Don’t be tempted to think any other way.
Success takes years, not days.
Here is why you can’t fall into this mindset and stop short of seeing the benefits of your hard work:
The day to day, the small tasks, the things that nobody sees, the things that you do for others and the things that don’t seem like a big deal to anyone else…
Those are the gestures that make up who you are, especially the things that go unseen.
So, here are 3 ways to make sure these kinds of gestures receive more focus in your own life:
As leaders we need to ask ourselves this simple question…
“Does my work offer people real solutions?”
If our work doesn’t, then there’s an issue.
Whether you answered with a “Yes” or “No” to that question, here are 3 ways to make sure you give more solutions to others through your work:
If you have a place of an employment or have kids, then you have most likely encountered a stressful situation. So, I am not showing you how to eliminate stress in this post, but how to deal with it better than you are right now.
Here are 3 ways to alleviate stress, change your perspective and enjoy life more:
Have you ever thought that you needed to have more discipline in your life? I know I have.
The question is usually, “I know who I want to be, but how do I get there?”
That is exactly where this eBook came from. It came from my experiences of being in that spot where I didn’t know where to turn next. I share what I learned during this time of focusing on different areas of my life… and that is to become disciplined even when I don’t feel like it. In the end it is not only habits that change, but a different lifestyle is formed and greatness is achieved.
This short, effective read can be used as an assessment tool as well as an action plan to get you to where you have always wanted to be, but weren’t willing to take the necessary steps or just didn’t know how you could achieve discipline in your own life.
Having discipline in your life doesn’t just have to be a thought, but it can be a reality in your life today.
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Books offer tons of information that you can consume to instruct you in specific areas of life. The great thing about a book is that you choose what you read about and there aren’t ads or other things distracting you. The information that you want to read about is right there at your fingertips.
Maybe you like to read, but just haven’t found the time to read in the past. Or, maybe you are like I used to be and just didn’t view it as an important thing to do. If you don’t view reading as a learning tool and more like a chore, then you have defeated yourself before you have even started.
Realize that you don’t have every answer and that is where reading needs to comes in. You get to choose an expert in the area that you want to know more about and use their expertise to your advantage. Books allow you to cheat time and advance quickly off of someone else’s knowledge that they have taken many years to learn about.
So, are you ready to carve out time in your week to read more books and grow yourself in the specific areas you want to learn more about? Great.
Besides scheduling in reading time on a daily basis, here are three ways to find more time for reading books starting today:
It’s true. You have to love the process to fall in love with the end product. There has been times in life where the work process was “blah”, so the end product was “meh”. On the other hand, when the process is “Wow!”, the end product is “Amazing!”. I don’t know about you, but I would be thrilled if the process was “Wow!” every time.
If I don’t like the process, I am rushing to push out the end product. When this the case, I am just worried about quantity, not quality, and that never works out well. Maybe you have been there, too. When quantity is key, you have a lot of blah. When quality is key, then a few gems are made. We all want to be part of something special, unique and life-changing. But, these things aren’t created in a day. To create something life-changing, there needs to be time put in.
So, how do we fall in love with a quality process in almost every situation?
Here are 4 ways to fall in love with the things you are working on and how to actually produce greatness in what you have started on:
When you can’t find the words to say to God or you can’t think of anything new, the Bible has you covered. Whatever you are facing this week, it is a good practice to get your mind in the right place and to have the correct perspective.
So, here is something to meditate on today:
Your words matter more than you think. They affect how you think, the things that you think about and the way you come across and communicate.
Words captivate, propel, encourage and engage and really show who you are as a person.
I would say that is a pretty big deal…