Do you feel helpless of the fact that you don’t know enough to achieve your goals? Do you doubt yourself a lot whether you are doing things right or not. I know it used to happen with me in terms of following a go to diet plan. Everytime I would decide to lose weight & create a diet regime for myself, within 2 days I would simply doubt the whole process & presume the outcome to be unsuccessful out of nowhere.
I mean, I haven’t even committed long enough to judge at the results. I used to constantly seek out validation from others (especially from Google) & always felt helpless to the point that I made myself believe that if I don’t purchase programs or courses or even if I do it will never be enough.
Not just in my fitness journey, but this lack of confidence harmed me in other areas of life as well. Career, relationships, learning a new skill, starting a new business, communicating effectively etc.
I understand not knowing something you want to know to achieve your goals can make you so insecure & it may seem impossible to achieve your goals. But what made me believe in myself was faith. Faith that if things don’t go my way it’s still going to be ok. And this is how I did it.
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1. Follow A System Driven Approach
Robert Kiyosaki in his book The Cashflow Quadrant mentions, you can definitely build a better burger than McDonald’s if you try but you can’t build a business like McDonald’s without the system that it has.
What system does it have? The staffing system, the operations system, logistical system but most importantly franchise business system. The fact that 80% of McDonald’s restaurants around the globe are franchises tells a lot why if there is a system in place, there can be exponential growth in life too.
Organised chaos at its best! For such exponential growth you first need ambition. Second thing you need is an action plan. When you write down your goals, review it time & again, you are one step closer to achieving it.
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2. The More You Do, The Better You Get
“Repetition Is The Mother Of Skill” – Tony RobbinsTweet
Nobody is born successful. Nobody is born perfect. Anything new that you do, of course it’s going to be challenging because you have never done it before. Once you start taking action somehow your belief will get just stronger & stronger.
Initially your thought process, your body language won’t synchronize with your vision. You will not feel comfortable making this change happen. But once you will have your breakthrough, something magical will happen. Eventually challenging yourself & being good at what makes you grow in life will become your default mode.
So better practice believing in yourself more than doubting this time. Start practice being fearless
3. Success Leaves Clues
“I’d like to do my own research” “I want to figure it out on my own” attitude has left most people still wandering in the middle of the ocean, in survival mode. The fastest way to learn anything is from people who have already done it.
Trust me, this was the hardest thing for me as an introvert to talk to people and to ask them to teach me how they became successful & what all did they do to achieve the success that they have.
Every big business started small, every successful person was once a beginner.
But they became successful not merely because they were hardworking, it was because they were smart enough to understand not to waste time wandering around & start learning & immediately implementing strategies that already successful people are using. Right from how they keep up their mental state to fight mediocrity to how they conduct their business & work ethics.
4. Don’t Focus On How. Focus On Why
Most people get this part terribly wrong. I also got it wrong. The thing is knowing something on how to do can give you very little clarity & motivation to make it a long term success. Learning anything is not a difficult task at all. But sustaining it is.
When 98% people quit the process halfway, that is when the top 2% succeed. They succeed not because there is no competition, there is still competition among the top 2%, but they succeed because their intentions are true & powerful. Powerful enough to fuel their ambition every single day, whenever they are in doubt.
That is why Tony Robbins says, Knowledge is not power, Clarity is power.
5. Choose Risk Over Regret
Take that leap of faith. Your desire to succeed should be much greater than the fear of failure. The risk that you take is the vehicle to drive you to achieve your goals. Because without risk there are no rewards.
& people who never take that leap of faith always roam around complaining why their life is only getting stagnant. You often find such people always looking out for escape. They don’t fear taking risks. What they fear is often hard work. They fear that their inabilities are inherited from birth & it is supposed to be this way for life. But who told you that? Who made these rules?
Take action today!