Every one of us walks through different paths and goes
through diverse experiences on our way to reach our
objectives in life. We will all have to cope with unexpected
situations, adapt to issues on the go and find the way to
make things happen through creativity and a positive
attitude. Wouldn’t you agree with these sentences?
If you do, then you definitely know there’s no “one-size- fits-
all” solution to help us go over temporary setbacks or even a
rough season. It usually depends on our ability to assess
possible threats beforehand and on our skills to turn every
obstacle into an opportunity. I guess this is not the first time
you hear about these concepts, is it?
Most of us dream of success, fame, fortune and wealth… but
how many of us would be willing to focus on every step of
the way -a process, if you will-, risking the chance to lose
sight of that coveted finish line? It’s not an easy choice, since
every kind of media outlet tends to send messages of a “fast
and easy” way to stardom. Right here, right now, I’d like to
tell you that the way to the top is a long, winding road full of
twists and turns that will help us to get there as soon as we’re deemed worthy
(much like Thor and his famous “Mjolnir” hammer).
No matter what our story is, there are some common
components when it comes to ways to succeed and tips to
get closer to the goals we’ve set for ourselves in the past.
One last question remains to be asked -and answered
honestly-: Are we walking towards the top right now? Or
are we “lost in the woods” trying to keep track of our life-
long dreams? If you’re not sure about the answer, I’d like to point out three
“Golden rules” that will help you to leave an everlasting footprint in this world.
Commitment: Whatever it is you do (waiting tables at the
restaurant, working the graveyard shift, walking dogs for a
living or learning from your teachers at school), the first
thing you need to do is to dive into the process
wholeheartedly… believing in it as if it were your life saver
and holding onto it like your life depended on that will make
a world of difference! If “driven” and “focused” are the words that anyone would
use to describe you, then you’ve understood how important it is to not only “talk
the talk”, but also “walk the walk”.
Discipline: It may take longer than expected; it may mean
less hours of relaxation; it may lead you away from a “happy-
go-lucky” lifestyle… but believe me, it will pay off… with a
vengeance! Adopting self-assuring habits and sticking to them
every single day will absolutely provide you with dexterity and
poise over the skills you want to master. It’s about not giving
up and making it an essential part of your daily routine.
Effort: Nothing great ever happens to those who just wait
for things to happen! Get off your chair, dust yourself up and
ruffle some feathers. Mix it up, paint the town red and get
down and dirty! Sure, you will be more likely to go to bed at
night with a couple of sore muscles and exhausted feet, but
you will also realize ACTION is the first step towards
satisfaction! After all, lazy town is just a place for those who
believe in comfort zones and zero evolution, right?
Hope these words struck a chord inside of you, dear readers… for the power to
turn things around lies within each one of us and our potential to write the biggest
story in the planet awaits with each new sunrise. Commitment, Discipline and
Effort will be your best friends in the wonderful journey you’ll start towards your
goals. Don’t just believe it…
Be + live it!