Is there a part of you that doesn’t yet fulfil the personal aspiration that you might have for yourself? I suspect there will be something where you feel you’ve not regularly attained the standard that you would like to live out. It could be any number of things that leave you feeling short of the desired mark, but I’m here to suggest to you that it’s high likely that you can enable the change and become that person that you want to be.
It stands to reason that the ‘ideal you’ will be a mirror of some previous human behaviour, something that others have on occasions attained, so if they can do it, let me tell you, so can you!
There are two really important things to becoming the person you want to be. One is to set yourself some ‘who goals’. Have a read of my previous blog post on this topic.
The second is to act on your decisions. Execution is everything. No really!
There’s a proverb that says:
‘Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.’
I agree it seems a bit harsh! Not many of us would willingly take up the label ‘sluggard’; but the principle is simple, the ant may be diminutive but it is super good at execution.
Someone else (don’t ask me who) has said ‘the harder I work, the luckier I become!’ Becoming the person you want to be, doesn’t require luck; truly, it is not a real phenomena! Anyone who is relying on luck to succeed is staring at failure. Those that succeed are those that execute on their plans. Always remember, a dream is a dream until you do something about it! So do something about it!
Nothing in life happens without a sequence of events, so work out the sequence of events necessary to make the changes you want to make, write them down, set deadlines to achieve them and start executing! It doesn’t even matter if the crowd is travelling in a different direction to you, let’s face it, going with the crowd is accepting mediocrity. It’s those that break away from the crowds direction and execute on their dreams that will make a real difference. Become a prominent leader in your own life (along side others) and start to act on your decisions.
If this has stirred you, I suggest you also have a listen to Squeeze the podcast episode 30.