Make Your First Move
When a situation makes you stumble in life, are you the type of person to fret about your circumstances or are you more likely to do something productive to alleviate the problem? The old Chinese Proverb states that "a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step." But imagine if the first step is never taken; the journey can never begin. That's where the mind set is today in the business environment; terrified and anxious of taking that first step for whatever reason, but without a practical approach in the development of a solution, the ultimate result probably won't suit your goal. In short, if you want something to happen, you have to do something.
The first thing you must determine is just what it is you want to do; what are you passionate about. If you do not have a strong desire to accomplish a project then you will never do it. Many people finally start producing when they're down to their last dollar or when the doctor gives them bad news and tells them "do this or else!" But greater self-control is the answer. Determine your passions and then move forward from that point.
Change your thought process by visualizing that your final goal is already accomplished. You will be amazed at the results of this action. Something magical starts to happen in your life when your mind sends you positive messages and allows you to visualize a successful end result. Write your goals down, and keep pictures of your final objective(s) posted on the refrigerator, in the car or in your office area. Visualization of your final objective can definitely help you successfully get there.
Make sure you set aside some time at regular intervals to measure your progress. One thing to keep in mind - don't allow yourself to be blinded by your positive thoughts. I know that sounds strange, but there are times when you need to assess your progress very critically. Don't give yourself a break; be tough on yourself. Things will go wrong, accept that fact and then regroup and get back on track. It's important to determine what is working and change the stuff that isn't.
Finally, the most important person to help you become successful is you so make sure you develop a healthy respect for yourself. You have to believe that you will ultimately succeed in what you are trying to accomplish. Never give up. Imagine Thomas Edison literally trying thousands of filaments before he landed on the perfect one that made his light bulb a success. How many strike outs did Babe Ruth have to experience before he hit his 714 home runs? The fact is, you will probably fail as much or more than you will succeed in this life but never stop trying.
Start today developing a highly upbeat approach to your life. All things are possible if you have the right attitude to get them done. You must create an extreme ambition to succeed and then generate a realistic plan to realize this success, while being disciplined and bold enough to execute your plan to conclusion. Don't become the inactive business owner with that "deer in the headlights" expression. Determine your direction so you can finally establish where you'd like to go. It's time to make your first move toward a successful end result. Take that first step and start your journey today.