Thursday, September 19, 2019
This week's Quote and Commentary
Each and every one of us holds the amazing power to modify our life at any time we decide to do so. - Michael Bailey
This quote is so true but does require commitment and work. The harsh reality is where you are in life today is the sum total of all the decisions and actions you have taken in the past. And yes, I know circumstance does play apart but your reaction to circumstance plays an even bigger role. If you are not completely thrilled with the level of success you have achieved in any or all of the five success areas it is you that needs to make some changes. When you work on yourself and make changes, changes can and will happen all around you.
Every single person on the planet, including you my friend, has an amazing capacity to change and grow. Our minds can continually learn and adapt. The more information we pour in, the more we have to draw from and apply to any situation we are in.
There is a quote from Bill Gates that ties into this idea well; “Most people overestimate what they can do in one year, but underestimate what they can do in ten years.” In today’s immediate gratification society most people get frustrated or discouraged when their attempts at change do not immediately yield results. Changing your life’s trajectory starts slow. An aircraft carrier speeding along the ocean’s surface cannot turn on a dime. It takes the ship miles to make a complete turnaround.
Behaviors and habits need to change before you start to see real results. You can’t simply skip a meal today and expect significant weight loss. You cannot read one book and expect to be a subject matter expert. But modifying your diet and adding a consistent exercise routine will, over time, result in a much healthier you. Taking classes and researching a subject over time will make you a subject matter expert.
You have the power to greatly modify any facet of yourself and your life. The questions are how committed are you to the change, and will you stay the course over the long haul. You can be in a completely different place in all areas of success in ten years, but not in one year. The difference between those who succeed and those who do not is that successful people put in the effort, put in the time, and play the long game. Trust me on this – You can do it too.