Take an objective, identify, with as much clarity as possible from where you are today (it will always evolve) the specific actions that need to be taken, then execute with ruthless discipline.
It doesn’t have to be massive change at first. Just enough to make a difference. Do what makes a difference often and regularly enough and before you know it…
…you’ve made a difference.
So easy….and yet, for so many, so difficult.
The difference really boils down to how much you want the outcome.
The pain of staying as you are has to exceed the pain of paying the price for improvement.
In many people’s lives it doesn’t.
That’s why only a small percentage of business owners enjoy the very real possibility of being a millionaire.
I don’t think I’ll ever forget the moment I first heard that statistic. It has such a profound impact on me, which is why I repeat it so often.
If you ever need proof of how dumb it is to follow the masses, remind yourself of that statistic. It hasn’t changed since it was first measured in the 1950’s and it’s got nothing to do with a lack of talent, potential or opportunity.
It’s got everything to do with a lack of discipline and the thought which needs to precede it.
You might tell yourself you don’t care for being a millionaire (an “interesting” belief system for a person choosing to be an entrepreneur) and perhaps you don’t, but it’s never been about the money anyway, it’s about what money enables you do with your life.
I don’t know what freedom looks like to you, but I do know this: at some level or other, you want to grow and improve some, if not all, of the conditions and circumstances in your life.
And you’ll never do that by continuing to do what’s got you to the conditions and circumstances you want to change.
You’ve got to do something different, just not anything.
In the same way I had to change my behaviours and stick with those changes to transform my physical body, you’ve got to do something, with frequency and regularity, that will make a palpable difference and continually improve the conditions and circumstances of your life.
That’s what it means to be growth-orientated.
That’s what it means to be a successful person.
Be grateful for what you have and in that gratitude, strive for more.
There’s always more and you should seek it because by striving for more, you become more.
Life doesn’t give you what you want, it gives you who you are.
Wanna play small?
Go knock yourself out, because just as night follows day, the fruits of playing small will continue to harvest in your life.
Life brings to you what you bring to life.
You don’t have to live like that of course. You do have choice in the matter, even if you don’t think you do.
If you want to live into your model of success, to live as most people tell you you can’t, to enjoy what’s called “extraordinary” success simply because it isn’t common practice, you’ve got to do something different.
Something smart on a frequent and regular basis.
Christian Simpson is the UK’s leading coach and mentor to business owners and entrepreneurs. For COMPLIMENTARY ACCESS to tried, tested and proven entrepreneurial success strategies, click here