Do you want to know why most people are not as successful as they want to be? Why do people end up powerless? There is a saying that goes like this: Failing to plan is planning to fail. In planning you have to adopt a key strategy that will make or break your success. No God isn’t ignoring you or punishing you for eating too much cake. No one is trying to sabotage you. You have sabotaged your self. You see, unlike most mammals, you have the the power to make decisions for the long-term. However, instead of engaging our frontal cortex, we end up using our mammalian brain–The part of the brain that sees food and immediately devours it like a lion spotting an antelope on the run. The shiny new object syndrome will have us buying the the Yeezys on credit when you only $40 real dollars to your name. While it is good to live life “in the moment” it is vital to get back on track really quickly. To do this we have to reconnect to our Goals and think long term.
Byron Pitts is an outstanding individual and a mentor to young people making their way in the world. Byron Pitts grew up in single-mother home, and endured constant struggles. Two of the most prominent struggles he faced were stuttering and illiteracy. He also tells of the story where his college professor told him that he should drop out of college because he wasn’t college material. Considering to drop out of college, a mentor found him. On the surface, his mentor was not the most likely of candidates; however, she turned his life around, and pushed him to move forward. Today Byron Pitts is an award winning journalist, news correspondent for CBS news, and speaker around the country. In his book, Step Out on Nothing: How Faith and Family Helped Me Conquer Life’s Challenges by Byron Pitts, he explains the driving force behind his success. As you embark on this Wednesday, take a look at what obstacles you face. Write them down. Develop a plan to overcome your struggles. Next, find a mentor! The power of mentorship has been proven time and time again by successful people. Anyone can become a mentor, even the most unlikely of individuals, so don’t let appearances fool you. Take a look this interview with Byron Pitts.
Christiaan Van Vurren, got an opportunity to visit the Sundance Film Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was expecting to spend his all of his time in the presence of celebrities at the premiere of “Life in a Day.”
Take a minute to ask yourself who you are? What comes to mind? Write it down, record your thoughts and feelings. Perhaps, you’ve had a rough week already, and cannot wait for Friday. Maybe you feel stuck in you business and career. Trust me this video will going to get you pumped enough to tackle this week! Have a look.
This week, I want you to begin to take steps toward implementing the goals. That’s right, it is time for you to take action! I know it has only been a week. Excuses! Excuses! Do not fall into the trap of procrastination. Lets pick one goal that you want to implement. No matter whether it is to come up with a new idea for your business, complete a project, network with certain individuals, pick one! Get your notebook or journal and take down these tips by Jack Canfield on strategies to get closer to your goals!
Today I want to introduce you to Tony Robbins. Perhaps, you have already heard of him (He is only one of the most notable and highly quoted motivational speakers on earth!!). He is one of my favorite personal development gurus. I want to share this video with you so that you may realize the importance setting a foundation and begin to implement strategies that will move you to the next level of your life. In this video, Tony Robbins talks about goal setting! Don’t take it lightly! He walks you through the steps of creating a plan. Once your plan is created, you must take massive and consistent action to accomplish your goals. So, get your pen and note pad ready and prepare for some amazing teaching. I’d love to hear your thoughts! What impacted you most in this video? Leave a comment below!