Something amazing happens when you surround yourself with incredible and genuine people. You begin to realize that there is no secret or key to life, other than simply living life the way you want to. One of my friends is an accomplished musician, making music with some of the most talented people in the world. Another friend is a remarkable writer and director, able to create his own path now. Another is teaching math to her students in a whole new way. The thing these people have in common is that they made choices, over and over again on a daily basis that led them to being able to do what they want to with their life. And you can do the same thing with your life. Can you succeed at your job in such a way that creates remarkable opportunity for your future? Of course you can. It’s simple really. Just do the work that you know needs to be done. Follow your instincts and don’t be afraid to work with fervor. The real question to be answered is, ‘is this what you want to be doing with your career?’
Can you be fulfilled in your relationship? Sure you can. Keep calm. Keep cool. Extend grace and love with every breathe and be completely present. Stop dong the things that you know are destructive for the relationship. It is that simple. The question is, ‘do you want to be in this relationship?’ Is it good for you?
Can you really eat healthy, lose the weight, and get in shape? No doubt about it. It’s a simple matter of doing the work that you know will transform you life and your body. Limit the processed foods you eat and stick with foods that you can tell what it came from, fruits, vegetables, lean protein, whole grains, etc. Exercise on a regular basis. Get 8 hours of sleep each night. With all the wonderful and free resources available at your fingertips, it has never been easier to know what to do actually. The real question is, ‘do you want to be healthy?’
In fact, there are so many resources available to you at the touch of a button, there isn’t much you couldn’t do if you wanted to. The real question isn’t so much ‘can you do _________________ well’, the real question is ‘what do you truly want to do and be?’ If you could answer that question honestly, I think you would be a step ahead of most people on the planet. Because once you figure out what you want to do, the only thing left is to break everything down into small steps towards your goal. Then you work those steps and adjust as you go along. It isn’t rocket science. It isn’t only for the incredibly smart (which you are) or talented (which you are). It’s for anyone who can make a plan and work it.
The difficult part is finding powerful motivation and the discipline to stick to the plan you’ve made. So what will it take for you to succeed at your job, relationship, health? Sit down right now and write out exactly what it would take. Don’t put this off. Begin to write down the steps towards the kind of life you want.
I already know what it takes to succeed with my finances. I already know what it takes to succeed with my relationship. I already know what it takes to be healthy. And what I don't know, I can easily discover.