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You are vertical and ventilating, but you still feel like crap. Every success initiative you employ seems to flop. Your dreams and goals appear to be out of reach, and you’re no longer enjoying life as you once did. Even the universe itself seems to be conspiring against you.
So how do you get yourself out of the shitty mood and get back on the path to success?
Start your day with positive affirmations. Make it a habit to avoid thoughts or conversations that undermine your dreams. Do not give power and energy to negativity or anything that will deplete your mental strength. Instead, you ought to retrain your focus on motivating energy. Do your best to use positive words when talking. Start your day with statements like: “I am so happy and grateful to see another beautiful day” or “I love myself for who I am” or “I will put forth my best effort and accept responsibility for my success and happiness.”
Shift your paradigm. A paradigm is a host of thoughts, ideas, and experiences that frame one’s reality. In order to see success through its fulfillment, it necessitates adopting new beliefs that bridge your ridiculously-impossible dream with effort, skill, passion. If your goals are small, then your effort will follow suit, and your success outcomes will likely be small. This isn’t to say that bigger is always better, but sometimes it is.
Match your actions with your ambitions. If your goal is to establish a functional and stable Mars colony, then you will need a spacecraft large and powerful enough to get you to Mars. In order to experience high-level success, you must prioritize and devote a ton of time to the tasks that will get you closer to your goals. Don’t let the mantra: “Everybody wants to be a winner until it’s time to do what winners do” define your reality.
Pivot. To pivot is to change direction and make necessary adjustments to get you on a path that will lead to considerable growth and success. When you conclude that you are no longer on the correct path based on experience and evidence, then it is time to redirect your time, money, and effort to another success initiative. Sometimes you have the right idea, but there isn’t a market for that idea, yet. So fish where the fish are, and remember to use the right bait.
Persist. To persist means to rise to the occasion when your best performance is needed most—and that’s every day. Remaining focused on accomplishing your goals in the face of opposition, setbacks, and unforeseen challenges is hard work. Achieving your greatest potential takes time—meaning years, even decades. Nonetheless, if you desire to experience unparalleled success, then you must be willing to stretch beyond the limits of your creative endurance.
The common denominator among the five points above is perspective. That is, setting high and realistic expectations for yourself and celebrating the path you are on while learning and growing.
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