Have you ever given thought to the fact that the key to success is based on the decisions you make?
The problem is, most people don’t achieve success is because they haven’t decided exactly ‘what’ it is they want!
Can you believe it? Well… believe it or not… it is the truth!!
If I had a nickel for the number of people who have told me they want more out of life and wish to make some changes for the better… yet don’t know ‘what’ they they want specifically… I’d be fully retired
and writing this post from the Caribbean. No wait… I wouldn’t be writing this post at all.
The first key to success… is always deciding what you want.
… after all, how can you aim for something… if you’re not sure what the target is??
You really do need to get very clear:
Do you want to earn more money? A happier relationship? Do you want more confidence? Do you want to be an entrepreneur? Do you want more time to travel? A new house? etc., etc., etc….
What is it? If you feel you want something… you have to identify to the letter what the heck it is and whilst I realize it might take some time to get focused and iron out all the fine details… it’ll be well worth your time in the long run.
Spend some time here and focus on what your ideal life would look like…and what it will take to make it happen and then write it down in detail… then let us know!
After you have decided ‘what’ you want in life you’ll automatically feel more serious about success… (whatever that might mean to you). The second step is to spend some time determining what you will need to do to make it happen.
Will you need to work longer hours? Do you need a coach? Do you need to find another job? Do you need to step on the wild side and start your own business?
Then decide on the “how “
Will you ask the boss for more hours? Plan some strategies with a life coach… or by yourself? Quit your job to go on interviews? Learn new skills to start your own business? Get a second job to buy that house?
Decide exactly what it will take!
Once you have determined the necessary steps, the third decision you will have to make is to get off your backside and do something about it! You will have to be determined that come hell or high water, you will do whatever you need to do to get through that list of steps no matter what!!
Thinking about making life changes or ‘wondering’ what the key to success is… isn’t going to do a blasted thing except cause you to focus on what you don’t have and keep you wishing for the vision you have in your minds eye. (Which by the way should be crystal clear now because you’ve spent the time hammering it down and mapping it out!)
If you don’t make these critical decisions you’ll be doing the same thing as you always have, yet expecting different results. The reality is you’ll just be stuck in the same boat throughout your life …and we all know you can do much better than that! Right??
You know, I have a saying… that I picked up from my high school teacher … and it’s something that has stayed with me. That saying is: “we all come into the world the same way, we’re all going out the same way… while were here, we need to make the best of it…. and we all have the option”.
If you’re looking to achieve anything, it’s has to start with making the right decisions to change your current circumstances… and finding ways to make dreams come to fruition. After all, one decision can change your life.
After you’ve become clear on your goals and planned the necessary steps to achieve them, don’t forget that nothing happens if you don’t take action. After all action is an integral key to success… regardless of what ‘success’ means to you!
Is there anything you’ve been wanted to change for the better yet haven’t taken the time to properly pin it down? If so I hope this short and simple post struck a cord… after all it’s the same for everyone no matter who you are.
If you need help ‘deciding’ on the changes you want to make and need help mapping out the necessary steps…contact me at any time. It’s one of the things in life I love the help with.
Just remember the key to success… no matter what it means to you … really is all based on making decisions. That key by the way fits every door on the planet!
Please share your thoughts and any experiences below.