Let me break something down for you. There are no magical fixes in life and there certainly are no shortcuts to success. Yet, we live in a world where everyone believes that there is. We are constantly bombarded with information, advertisements, and infomercials through the news, social media, and our peers. It’s almost daily that articles, segments, and webinar’s are released and/or produced to provide you a list of an odd number (like 7) tips to help “you thrive in harsh economic times.” Or, the “10 most powerful marketing tools to use to help boost your business.” Or, “the 5 things you should never do when first meeting a potential client.” You get the picture. Ultimately, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of articles, ad’s, etc. that are published by “experts” each and everyday, and we are naïve enough to buy into it!
Now I know what you’re thinking, “well, ultimately, you’re creating a blog to provide information and insight to others, too.” And you’re right. But this blog, infomercial, article, essay, or fill in the blank and call it what you’d like, is not a guarantee to success, nor is it a guide to grow your business by 47% over the next 3 months. Instead, what this is, are 5 most valuable things I’ve learned in my life. Doing these will help you, but rest assured there’s much more that you must do in your life, business, relationships, finances, etc. to achieve excellence. Take these 5 “suggestions” as the basic foundation for you in moving nearer your dream.
So, you want the answer? Here it is:
1)Develop a Dream. Before you can do anything else in your life, you must know what in your life you’re trying to achieve. Or in other words, what is your dream? You can take a cop-out and say, “I don’t have a dream”, but let’s face it, we’ve all longed for something more. We’ve all, at point or another, caught ourselves in class, at work, or in life, “day-dreaming” about the thing we “wish” we could accomplish. But many go on and say they don’t have dreams because they don’t want to face the disappointment that lies ahead. Or perhaps they don’t want to put in the hours of work their dream may require.
2)Courage to Chase Your Dream. After you’ve put a finger on what it is you want to do, you must have the courage to chase it. That means you have to take your dream from its “day-dreaming” state to its commitment state. When you become committed, your courage soon begins to become contagious. That means, when you commit, you’re ultimately eliminating excuses and starting on your dream. So, you build momentum. Although you might be failing, you should too be learning and growing. And through that growth, comes some successes. And once you see the first of successes that keeps you wanting to move forward to gain more. You recognize that you were able to build up the will power to begin; now you must be willing to finish!
3)Passion. We’ve all heard it before, “your courage will get you going, but your passion will keep you going.” When you love something so much that you stay up at night thinking about it, you’ll find a way to make it work. Passion for your dream will outweigh the obstacles and failures that will inevitably cross your path.
4)Work Your Butt Off. I’m not talking about telling everyone how hard you’re working. I’m talking about actually working your butt off. Waking up at 4am and working (not facebooking, tweeting, etc.) throughout the entirety of your day. Waking up early alone does not constitute hard work. In fact, maybe you can wake up at 10am and get done what you need to get done. At the end of the day, you must recognize that everyone has the same 24 hours in the day, however. So, if you’re spending only 5 hard at work, when you know you have 15 hours worth of work to do, are you truly working as hard as you can?
5)NEVER GIVE UP!If you give up on your dream, can it become a reality? The answer quite obviously is, NO! If you give up, you’ll never know if what you had initially set out after could become possible. So, more important than the “7 marketing tips to boost your business” or even the other 4 steps I’ve provided you in this blog, the most important and valuable lesson you must carry with you everywhere you go in life, is to NEVER GIVE UP! No matter how difficult your dream may appear, no matter how many obstacles are in your way, and no matter how many times you may have failed, keep learning, keep growing, and FIND A WAY to keep moving forward, but no matter what you do (as the late great Jimmy V said) “DON’T GIVE UP, DON’T EVER GIVE UP!!!
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