Great things have never been accomplished by playing it safe. I’m not sure why we’re so afraid to take chances, to be counterintuitive, go all out, and do whatever it takes to get what we want from life. If you want it, then you’ll do whatever it takes to get it. Including pushing through and enduring looking and feeling foolish to get there. Forget what people might think. Forget what you might look like. Drop the inner critic committee. And just do whatever it takes.
And by whatever it takes I don’t mean something illegal or stepping on the backs of others. I mean taking personal responsibility, taking chances, stretching yourself, learning, shoring up your strengths, being aware and acknowledging your weaknesses, and going all out to get it done.
Sometimes whatever it takes may include saying no to ourselves. In order to reach some goals we have to decide what our highest priorities are and have the courage – pleasantly, smiling and non-apologetically- to say no to other things. And the way to do that is by having a “BIGGER yes burning inside.”
Sometimes whatever it takes may include cutting ties and/or distancing yourself from certain people and that’s okay too. Most successful people have admitted to having to leaving some people behind in order to reach greater heights in their life. Flying solo for a period of your life can be a very empowering and enriching experience. I don’t know about you but I want all that life has to offer me and I’m done settling.
Sometimes whatever it takes may include ignoring “reality”. I have noticed a pattern with people who achieve great things. They have become masters in ignoring “reality” and disciplining themselves to think what they want to think and feel what they want to feel. You get more of what you focus on. Therefore the more you focus on what is already happening…the more of it you will get. The more you focus on past mistakes and letdowns…the more of it you will get. Instead of focusing on what is and what has passed….focus on what you want and do whatever it takes.
I’m going for what I want from life and I’m willing to do whatever it takes. See you at the top!