To be really great…it’s going to be really hard. You must be sure it’s worth it for you to commit your time, energy, emotions, and patience to the end goal, then go with gusto.
Time is fixed. Energy is precious. Options are abundant. Know yourself, know what you want, and then make sure you go for it. Stay focused…ready to make the sacrifices, repeated attempts, or even ego-adjusting necessary to get what you want. No one will hand it over to you, and if they can, it just lost everything it represented. Things like commitment and discipline, always make sense when spoken of, but you really begin to understand what those values mean when the 15 minutes or honeymoon is over. Mastering what you want will not be a walk in the park.
Don’t know what you are looking for? It means you’re avoiding the question. You’re on autopilot and you will stay that way until who knows when…but most likely too long. Become curious rather than satisfied. Think about your future from the lens of possibility. Then, I challenge you with this: do not respond to your thoughts with ‘no’, ‘but’, or ‘however’. Eliminate that (which is your way out, your fear talking) and your brain will think in new ways to approach these possibilities. And, c’mon, you are just at the thinking part, ok? Don’t get too flustered, become hopeful. Changing your internal dialogue will help, I promise.
Personal triumph is a feeling that comes from the intimate knowledge of what it took to get there, along with the failures that preceded, and the doubt that was overcome. This is what people who have experienced transformation go through. They become the person they needed to be to achieve their goal. Whether it was committed, trusting, adventurous…whatever behavior that pushed them to become new. Only you truly know the depth there, and man…it will feel great when you realize you have arrived.
“You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.” — Les Brown
Karyn Danielle Chylewski is a business leadership coach who wants you to inspire and influence thoughtful action within your team…so they can contribute their gifts to your business, and as a team you get to love the work you do.