Life is not complicated. We are complicated. When we stop doing the wrong things and start doing the right things, life can become more simple.
Okay, let's try to slow down just for a bit. Put Instagram and Facebook away for a short amount of time. For me, it's setting 6048 Sports and ESPN down for a small amount of time. I want you to get still, calm and quiet for a small amount of time. Take a breath in and now let it out. It's time to think.
Here are a few awkward personal development truths:
A good idea without action is nothing at all.
The acquisition of knowledge doesn’t mean you’re growing.
No matter how smart you are, you will make mistakes.
Being successful is a journey, not a destination.
Being busy and being productive are two different things.
It’s not so much about finding opportunities as it is about creating opportunities.
Sometimes in our lives, we can get pretty busy, and from time to time, a bit complicated in who we are. Okay, let's slow down for a moment. There is value in bringing our lives to a complete stop. Let's think about some questions which can lead to our success. First, what is your definition of success for YOUR life? To have a lot of money? To just be happy? To have a nice family and house? After you have your definition of success, move on to these questions of impact:
Questions of Impact:
What’s the number one thing you want to ACHIEVE in the next 3-5 years?
If you could LEARN anything what would it be?
What is something you will CONTINUE to do until the day you die?
If we learn from our MISTAKES, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?
What’s something that used to SCARE you, but no longer does?
What is the best ADVICE you have ever received?
If I were to say to you, “JUST GO FOR IT” what would “it” be?
What’s something you must GIVE UP to move forward in your life?
Angel Chernoff says, "Each of us has a fire in our hearts burning for something. It’s our responsibility in life to find it and keep it lit. This is your life, and it’s a short one. Don’t let others extinguish your flame. Try what you want to try. Go where you want to go. Follow your own intuition. Dream with your eyes open until you know exactly what it looks like. Then do at least one thing every day to make it a reality. "
I love what Mae West said, " You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."
So for you, what does it mean to "do it right"?
Truth be told, life is actually pretty simple, but we often insist on making it complicated. You can make adjustments starting today that will instantly help you feel better, think more clearly, and live more effectively.
Today is a new day. A new start. A new beginning to your new future.
Your turn... I'd love to hear from you
What is one small thing you can do every day to move closer to what I call the CAPTURE? Capturing your hopes and dreams!