Do more, dig deep, find a way to stay positive and focused. Do these thoughts ever cross your mind?
Finding a way to set free and peacefully reflect on past accomplishments or shortcomings and then create a plan complete with goals and objectives for your future is not only smart, but it helps keep you focused.
I’m convinced that what makes the difference for most people is their hunger (metaphorically) and their decisions. Yes, with accumulative shortcomings, let downs, and break downs anyone can get driven to believe that it just isn’t in the cards for them.
For most people though, it is something not so dramatic, something that they stop short of on their own and something that they give up on.
What about you, will you find a way to improve, a way to achieve more?
What we call life.
Life will test your will, your strength, and your balance. Some believe that achieving more is impossible. Others will find a way.
Some will make excuses, blame someone else, and express envy for those who appear more fortunate. Others will continue to seek positive change.
Are you currently thinking about your future, your goals, your past successes and failures? Perhaps you are rethinking decisions that you have made, paths that led to dead end roads, or how unfair life sometimes seems to be?
Your opportunity is now.
You have an opportunity right now to do something different.
Here are a few things to consider.
- Become more aware. As you plan your future, go back to the basics, consider what has worked and what hasn’t and plan to do more of what has worked. It is important that no matter how small they might appear, you focus on decisions, turning points, or unexpected results that are evidence of something that has worked in the past. Get to the root of those. Plan to do more of them.
- New choice, new opportunity. Decisions and choices are always the correct one at the exact moment you made it, but life always throws in the unexpected. If you’re dwelling on a past choice, let it go, it does you no additional amount of good to live in the past. Make a new choice, choose a different direction, and don’t stay stuck.
- Choose a path. Every path is not the right path, but if you don’t choose a direction and you remain undecided you’ll never leave the spot where you currently find yourself. Worse, the spot where you are currently will also change, it’s a guarantee. You’re much better off to be in control of your life rather than life being in control of you.
Have exceptional hunger.
Change is never easy, and sometimes you won’t like it but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t necessary, important, or simply the right thing to do.
If you are thinking about your personal future, about your professional growth, or how to make a difference for your business you’re going to have to be exceptionally hungry and have unwavering focus.
That doesn’t mean that your plan won’t change, it most likely will. You’ll find scenarios that didn’t completely fit, plans of attack that didn’t work, and changes outside of the realm of your control that you must adjust to. A change in plans doesn’t have to mean a change in focus, but it might. Both are possible and both can be acceptable.
You’re going to have to remain committed. A lack of commitment means a lack of focus, and a lack of focus will mean a lack of results.
Stay focused, be hungry for more.
If you aren’t hungry, you’ll stop eating.
Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and corporate trainer that specializes in helping businesses and individuals accelerate their leadership, their team, and their success. He is a four-time author and some of his work includes, Forgotten Respect, Navigating A Multigenerational Workforce and Pivot and Accelerate, The Next Move Is Yours! Reach him through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.