why is it so complicated to take decisions? It's because we don't want to face the risk of the consequences. I have to admit it's much easier to continue the life you have, to go with the flow & to do what other people expect from you.
Please answer the next three questions for yourself:
What do I expect from myself regarding my life goals?
What should I change to get to the top?
Am I willing to give up something to achieve my life goals?
If you now think, that you are already in the right place, with the right job and surrounded with the right people. Congratulations! But If you recognize that there is room for improvement and If you want to succeed, than it’s the right time to think about change - Dreams don’t work unless you do.
A few weeks ago I started following Grant Cardone and I’m fascinated by the way he is motivating people. Grant was born in Louisiana and raised in a middle class family. He lost his father at the age of 10, leaving his mother to raise three boys on just a little bit of life insurance money. He said his mother didn't have the ability to create money resulting in a constant sense of financial insecurity for my family. In his very early teen years he told his mother he would do everything possible when he grew up to create enough wealth so that his family would never have to worry about money- and he did.
Following the fathers advice "Make sure the boys learn how to sell and they can go anywhere," Cardone learned everything he could about sales as a profession. At the age of 29 he had not only mastered the art of selling in multiple industries but began to codify new ways sales people could engage with customers more effectively. Over the next 20 years he would become internationally known for writing customized sales programs for companies and even entire industries. In 2008 when the US economy failed he wrote his first book on the new economy and was sought out by Fox News, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, Bloomberg and Fox Business for his business advice. My fav book is "the 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure". This book is not only a great investment for sales people, it will help you with practical advices to focus on YOUR goals.
This is Grant’s story, have you thought about yours? I know there are so many reasons not to start today, but you have to find out the one reason why it’s worth a try. A little note from myself – YOU are the reason why you want to start.
Stop basing life decisions on other people (!), even if you love them. If someone really loves you, he/she will support your way to the top instead of restrain you. There is always a way to start, even with the worst financial situation. You will make the difference between an ordinary life & and a life worth living. For me role models like Grant or especially successful business women are a great inspiration (find the stories here) not to give up & to go one step after another.
I don’t believe that success is made in one day. It is a journey. It’s your journey.
All the best,