"Give me a fulcrum and a lever long enough, and I can move the world." Archimedes
Success friends, Our fulcrum is our dream, our lever is time. The question is: Do you have the staying power, the self discipline to work as long as needed to reach your goal? Successful people do. You need to know how to have staying power. Know how to have staying power provides you with empowerment. You will be able to achieve what ever you desire to achieve.
We are told to do what we love and success will follow. I say, love what you do and success is guaranteed. Successes do the things that unsuccessful people don’t do. Successes have learned to love what they do.
Big goal setters and big goal hitters are weekly goal setters and weekly goal hitters. Successes work every day until they reach their goal and then they continue to work. Why? Successes love what they do. Success is not for the faint of heart, in fact,the faint of heart will never work long enough at anything to be successful. Successful people have staying power.
Their secret? How does a person have staying power? The answer is, you need to learn to stay motivated. Being inspired is a skill, a skill can be learned. Understand that if you are not inspired you may as well stay in bed. The truth being that you need to find a way to get inspired, get out of bed and get back to chasing your dream. Successes find a solution to that problem.
Successes own a clear mental pictures of what they want to achieve. The clarity of their goal keeps them moving forward. Successful people also use positive goals to get what they want. A negative goal, as in, my goal is to pay my bills, to get out of debt is not motivating. Why it is not motivating is because there is no end. We always will have bills, it is the cost of doing business. We set ourselves up to fail since we can never reach that goal, and we basically de-motivate ourselves. But, my goal to earn and extra $10,000.00 a year means debt is not an issue, I am starting on my road to financial freedom, and it is a goal that is exhilarating. I want to lose weight is not motivating. think about it, to loose weight we have to stop eating what we enjoy, how motivating is that? But if we take a different look at loosing weight, like, knowing that if I am at a specific weight with a certain body fat means I can wear clothes that makes me feel good about who I am, do things that I have had to put on hold, maybe avoid diabetes, that is inspiring, and maybe the sacrifice of not eating the food we enjoy is a bit easier.
Staying power also is about the way that you see life. It is about choosing to love what you do, seeing life in a successful manner.
Remember success friends, it is not what you say but how you say it. March 21st can be the last day of a long cold brutal winter, but it is also the first day of a warm, wonderful life renewing Spring. Which inspires you more? Success is not about what you see but how you see it. Again, on March 21st I can look at what was, or I can choose to envision what I can build. Loving what you do gives you staying power. Being inspired gives you staying power, and staying power gives you personal power who's gift is success.
Here are a couple of tips on how to find staying power...
1. Have a clear concise mental picture of what you desire.
2. Write your defined obsession down.
3. Read your defined obsession often, multiple times daily. Have pictures and reminders everywhere.
4. Take time to dream of what it will be like when you achieve your dream.
5. Know you can never let the no’s get you down. Have a system in place to change your thoughts when the no's are taking over your life.
6. Have a routine that keeps you up, and gets you back up when you are down.
7. Watch the self talk. Allow it to be positive. Mom was right, if you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say anything, especially to yourself.
Success friends, success is easy, as long as you are still in it when the finish lines is crossed.