By John Stuckenschneider
I know you want to be successful. Otherwise, you wouldn’t even be reading this article.
My question is simple. What are you doing about it? What are you really doing to make it actually happen?
You say to me, “John, it’s all I think about. I dream about the life I want to have all the time.”
OK. Then, what do you DO? Because just thinking about success and the life you want for yourself, your family and even the legacy that you want to leave for them won’t make it happen. Hope and wishful thinking ARE NOT success or wealth building strategies.
If you want to be successful, yet you continue to do the things that unsuccessful people do, the only thing you’ll succeed at is failing. Please read that again.
Success leaves clues and God, or the universe, is no respecter of persons. No one else is any better than you, or more prone to succeeding at having what they want than you. The successful have merely done the things that must be done in order to achieve the level of success that they were committed to achieving. Have you?
You see, it really is pretty simple. If you consistently do the things that failures consistently do, then you will become one of them. On the other hand, if you do the things consistently that the successful people who’ve gone before have done, then you can become successful and live the life you desire as well.
Many want success so badly, yet they continue with the same routines and habits that got them to where they are right now. Then they wonder why they aren’t making progress on the way to their dream. You simply can’t do the things that got you where you are and expect those same things to take you somewhere else.
Tony Robbins puts it this way: “If you’re heading east looking for a sunset, you’ve got a problem and you’ll never find it.” Einstein said much the same thing when he said, “The definition of Insanity is doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results.”
The bottom line is that for things in your life to change, you must change. That means if you’re not getting the results you want, take a look at what you’re really doing to make those things happen. It absolutely cannot be that you’re just thinking about the changes you want to see in your life...the success. The reality is that you can sit on your couch, day in and day out, and meditate, wish and hope for a better life and they’ll eventually come and take your couch out from under you.
Again, for things in your life to change, you must change. That means evaluating everything about the way you’re approaching the achievement of your dream and the actions you’re currently taking to get there. You must look at everything, from the mindset you have each day when you wake up to the habits you follow and actions you are taking each day to move forward.
Ask yourself constantly the following question when faced with decisions concerning how you’ll spend the hours and even the moments of your day: “Is this moving me toward the goals I have for my life, my relationships, my business and finances or is this taking me farther away from them?”
Everything (and I do mean everything) you do is either moving you toward achieving your goals or away from them. There is no middle ground, no stagnation. Everything we do counts in this process.
So I’ll ask you the question again. I know you want success. Now, what are you really, really doing to make it happen? Give this some thought. If what you’re doing is taking you away from what you seek, change what you’re doing and change it TODAY.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
John Stuckenschneider is a successful motivational speaker, best selling author, seminar leader, trainer and certified Life Success© coach. Think Into Success©, LLC, was founded by John dedicated to providing the very best in personal development resources, seminars, and programs.
Mentored and certified by Bob Proctor, of the movie "The Secret", as one of Bob's Life Success© Consultants, John has been personally mentored by Les Brown, Brian Tracy, Brendon Burchard, Rich Schefren, James Malinchak, Mike Koenigs and others.
John's workshops, including sales, leadership and motivation programs, are available in a variety of formats for individual or group use and are also available as live events. Personalized coaching is also available through John’s proven “Breakthroughs To Results” Programs which are provided in either a one-on-one or group mentoring setting. www.Facebook.com/ThinkIntoSuccess