It’s time to get off the couch and take charge of your life. Just decide — enough is enough — and go for the life you want, full throttle. Be willing to take risks and to swing into full-on action. Move forward in faith and don’t be paralyzed by fear. You have what it takes to get what you want — it’s just a matter of doing what needs to be done and the only thing that is stopping you is your own internal processing.
The only you can make it happen for you is to wake up and live now. Stop putting things off and stop putting your life on hold. You deserve the best that’s out there and it’s up to you to get it. Most people go to their graves with the music inside them and that’s a damn shame. They let their dreams and abilities die without sharing these great gifts with the world. And that’s unfortunate because we all do without when people are afraid to step forward and live their dreams and become who they are capable of becoming.
Build relationships at higher levels. If you’re the smartest person in your group, you need a new group. Continue to expand your horizons, continue to upgrade your associations and your activities. Don’t be one of those people that reach the end of the line only to realize that they never lived fully because they weren’t willing to go for it, to stretch and to risk going for what they really wanted in life.
What you’ve done up to this point is nowhere near what you are capable of doing. But you won’t find out how far you can go until you push yourself to be more, do more and have more. You’ve got to step out of that comfort zone in order to grow. Most people remain in a low-risk life. They’re afraid to venture out, but it’s the venturing out that’s a necessary requirement of great success. You’ve got to be willing to fail forward because it’s okay to fail. In fact, it’s beneficial to fail because failing leads to learning. The only time failure is a bad thing is when it stops you from trying again. But you’re always in control and if you stop trying, you’ve surrendered to a life of average.
What gifts talents and abilities are you sitting on that you’re not using? I challenge you to put these into action now.
“You don’t have to be great to get started but you have to get started to be great.” – Les Brown
You/ve got to risk in order to grow. If you don’t risk, you can’t grow and if you can’t grow, you cannot become all you can be. If you cannot become all you can be, you won’t be happy and you won’t be satisfied with your life. And if you’re not truly satisfied and fulfilled, what are you here for?
You have the capability of living life on your terms and it’s up to you to do so. If you’re not, you’re holding back and cheating yourself. You have become your own worst enemy.
Safety is an illusion. You have to get out there and play the game of life – skinned knees and all. As Les Brown says, “You can die in the bleachers or you can die on the field. It’s up to you.”
Break free of yourself imposed limitations. Step out into a new land of opportunity. Separate yourself from negative people because they’ll drain the energy and life out of you. We tend to be told more about our limitations then our potential. Fact is, our potential is absolutely unlimited.
But most people are surrounded by other people who drain them and hold them back. They don’t even realize it, but these people are energy trainers. Negative people obscure the vision you have of yourself – they mask the real you. They shut you down and limit the vision of what’s possible for you.
You need to enlarge your vision of yourself. Be willing to raise the bar and see yourself as more than you’ve ever imagined before. You can only grow and expand with people who can see the possibilities in you and with projects the challenge you to stretch and grow.
Steer clear of negativity whenever you can. It’s been said that one negative comment is 16 times stronger than a positive one and there’s no shortage of negativity in society today. If you hear nothing but negatives you’ll be stymied and you’ll end up dying broke and unhappy. It’s easy to get nailed by life. You need to fight back and claim the life you want.
Decide that whatever you want can be yours. Be no longer willing to accept things the way they are. If anyone else can do it, you can do it too. All you need is the opportunity and the passion. Set your sights on it you can have it as long as you persist. Develop the strong resolve that says that no matter what you’re going to go for it. Make the commitment and you’ll discover how to do it as you progress. Hold yourself to a higher standard continued continue to upgrade as you continue to climb.