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Don’t Lower the Bar (Goal Setting)

It’s been said that life begins on the other side of your comfort zone. Our brains are actually designed to keep us safe, to keep us in a state of comfort. We always have a tendency to stay within that comfort zone when we are faced with adversity (growth potential).

Related: Get Uncomfortable

When we truly desire to grow in life, we must step outside of that comfort zone. We must desire opportunities that make us uncomfortable. Those opportunities will push us to become a new person, the person we have to become in order to accomplish the goals that have set. So don’t lower the bar. Don’t lower your expectations for yourself. Believe that you will do more than you currently can do, then get to work becoming that person that can do that which you currently desire to do. Persevere, be consistent, believe BIG, and never stop setting the bar higher! Don’t lower the bar!

Start today to live YOUR life of purpose…because Your Legacy Begins Now!

 

It Doesn’t Matter Where You Start!

I lived all but maybe 2 years of my childhood in a mobile home. My home literally rocked side to side during strong storms and tornadoes. I went years where I had to be careful where I walked in my home because I might have fallen through the floor if I stepped in the wrong spot. The list goes on and on, and even followed me into my adult life. You know what though, I’ve been on a steady upward mission ever since.
I love my parents for everything they did for me and my siblings, but my obligation is to make sure that my family has it exponentially better than I had it, and my obligation is to teach my children to ensure that their kids have it exponentially better than them. This should be all of our missions. I don’t say any of this for shock or the awe factor, I say this because there are others out there who are going through rough lives. We must inspire them to believe


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This post is not about your home. Homes are only being used as an example. It’s about your entire life and the mindset you take through life.
If we are born in the upper-middle or in the upper socioeconomic class, we should not take it for granted and feel that we are better than anyone. Just because we have it good from childhood doesn’t mean we’re better than those who were born in poverty or lower class.
I don’t care where you are in life, I DON’T CARE!, if you drop the excuses, if you make the sacrifices, if you stop trying to compete with everyone else and start competing with the you of yesterday, you WILL make it around the bases and to YOUR home plate in due time. Cut out all the desire for instant gratification. It’s going to take time to see the fruits, but you better not quit sowing!
As long as you are putting in work to make it to the next level, they are a success!
 
If you need a little encouragement, wisdom, inspiration or whatever, to extract your potential and start living your life of purpose, feel free to leave your information and I can put in contact with someone in my network that can help you get to where you want to be in life.
Inspired by my buddy Michael West.

Procrastination

Whether you’re putting off that research paper until the last minute, or leaving the biggest job task for last, procrastination has gotten a

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grasp of you. Any individual that has attained any level of success in their life will tell you that you had better jump off of that boat as soon as possible.

With the constant bombardment of distractions such as new television series, sporting events and social engagements it has become easier and easier to put off the important things for later. What you may not take into consideration is the fact that you will never really experience the entirety of your success until you break the habit of procrastination. Oftentimes we have all good intentions when we procrastinate; we “have it all planned out”, but more times than not it goes nowhere near what was planned, then we beat ourselves up in frustration as to why we didn’t get started earlier.

As hard as it may be, if you actually take the initiative to get up and take action immediately on your task at hand you will very soon thereafter realize how beneficial it was and you will thank yourself for being disciplined enough to do so.

Related article: 7 Things To Give Up Before Success Can Be Yours

So what are some ways to fight procrastination?

  • As some associates of mine once taught me; plan your work and work your plan.
    • What you want to do is at the beginning of each week, (preferably Sunday evening), sit down with your calendar and plan out the next 7 days. Be honest with yourself by making the week’s tasks doable, but also make them challenging because you want to be continuously growing.
  • Another tip is to tackle the most demanding tasks first. When you successfully complete a demanding task early in the week or early in the day it sets you up for a week of success. You have knocked out the biggest beast and everything else should fall together without much difficulty.
  • Make to-do-lists. When you make a to-do-list it gives you a guide for your day. As you go through your day and complete your tasks you will see your list growing smaller which gives a sense of satisfaction which in turn excites you push harder to ensure that you demolish the entire list.
  • Stop talking and start acting. So many people like to sound as if they are busy or have a lot on their plate, but most of the time they are simply stating what they WANT to do as opposed to what we are actually doing. It’s feels good to boast about what you are doing, until someone calls you out on your bull. If you want to step into success you MUST take NIKE’s advice and “Just Do It!”
  • Disconnect your cable TV! Numerous individuals waste away hours and hours watching their favorite television shows every week when they could be working towards making their dreams become a reality. This can be very difficult when you have a significant other or you are married. Your partner will most likely want to spend leisure time with you by lounging around in front of your big screen TV, but it’s up to you to let them know where your priorities lie.

There are obviously numerous ways to fight procrastination that I will touch on in another article. Until then, go set some goals, and DEMOLISH them!

Check out this video by Eric Thomas on Procrastination:

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