Someone asked me what my plan was today and I was completely dumbfounded.
This came as a shock to me because all I had done in the last few months was talk about achievable goals and how to be successful. But when she asked me that question, it immediately occurred to me that I really didn’t have a plan.
All I did was talk about everything I should be doing without actually doing any of them.
Sounds like someone you know right? Yes, you!
I didn’t have a big picture plan neither did I have a small picture plan. Don’t get me wrong. It wasn’t because I didn’t know what I was going to wake up tomorrow morning to do.
Of course I knew what tomorrow morning was going to be like. I was going to work and handle this problem and that problem. I was going to be productive as usual or at least so I convinced myself at the end of every day but that was not going to be enough.
I needed a plan for the day and for the week. I needed a plan for every month and for the whole year.
To make the impact I want, I need to work on myself and so should you. The quality of who you are as an individual, and the work you are engaged in, is completely under your control. But you can’t wish for success to happen. It is a process of doing something for something in return.
You must become the kind of person who automatically attracts the kind of success you seek. The kind of person equipped with the skills and abilities to do brilliant things and make lives better.
I woke up every day just to make some money.
But was that really the plan? Is my life only about waking up every day and making some money?
“When you are young, work to learn, not to earn.” — Robert Kiyosaki
This is what most people today do not know. Wealthy and happy people work to learn. Unsuccessful and unhappy people work primarily for money and that is what makes the difference.
Your interests and passion are better fuels that drive you to become successful. They are far more powerful than the paycheck you receive at the end of the day.
I had not chosen the particular thing I wanted to be the best at.
I was already involved in many things and I was good at all the things I did, but that was my major problem.
Until now, I saw being involved in many fields as an advantage. I felt I was diversifying but in the real sense, I was being average in some many things when I could be a pro in one. It became clear to me that I had not found what I was willing to forsake all other things for.
Success is a product of efficiency. You ought to the kind of person who does highly influential work. To get noticed by important people who will be willing to share your work not for your sake but for theirs, you have to stand out.
When you are able to achieve this you simply become indispensable.
I spent more time getting entertained and learning nothing
In our social media and information age, there are a billion things you could learn online. But if you don’t put what you learn into instant practice, it becomes irrelevant over a short period of time.
Except you understand the worth of your time, you probably won’t have the discernment to overlook almost everything you see online while learning that which will bring the best returns.
You need a great deal of self- discipline to manage your activities on social media and that something you should start working on now.
You shouldn’t have to make the same mistakes I made.