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!

4 Respuestas

  1. avatar Margie
    Wise words Ester. These three components are the magic formula to reach your goals in Life, because at certain point we might think things come easily and magically, but the truth is... you need effort, discipline and commitment in order to proportionally get what you have been longing for. Just go chase your dreams.
    • avatar leomerchan
      Commitment, Discipline and Effort are definitely 3 words which should be taken into account in our lives, not only in the process of learning a second language; as we do it in English For Everyone, but also in all the fields of our routines, for instance, you need them in your family life, when practicing sports, or setting a resolution for your personal growth. So basically, commitment, discipline and effort are directly related to growth, in any field of our lives. It is known that what matters when you are developing something is not the top, but the path... So the way you walk or run that path will reflect the results that you obtain at the top. In English For Everyone we try to transmit that the path is as important as the top in the way that reaching the top shows that you were able to stand many things during the process, but the path is the one who knows about your weaknesses and strengths. LEO MERCHÁN
  2. avatar Maribel Sierra
    Certainly, achievements and goals are similar to treasures that everybody long to possess, however, only disciplined, committed and enforced ones, have the willpower to go forward, learning and doing what it takes to obtain them. Undoubtedly, outstanding and successful people have had always in common, these three attributes to reach their goals in a reasonable time frame and to live a more satisfying life. At ENGLISH FOR EVERYONE, many of our users have decided what´s important to them and which goals to strive for, therefore, we guide them properly to establish an easy to follow routine that helps them to achieve them, while they get rid of bad self-defeating habits since these can place them in a negative frame of mind and hinder their self-discipline. This doesn´t mean they must restrict they enjoy, relaxation or fun, but they focus their mind on gaining the long-term satisfaction and fulfillment from achieving higher and more meaningful goals. MARIBEL SIERRA
  3. avatar jenny
    At ENGLISH FOR EVERYONE you can achieve your dreams and goals using just these simple magic words C.E.D (commitment, effort, discipline). Achieving your goals shouldn't be hard if you are willing to commit. In fact, it can be fun and satisfying, if you go in the right way. It is not hard physical work that brings success. Success does not require hard physical labor. In fact, you need to do follow the CED tips and you will be in the path of the happiness you experience when you see you have made it. One of the dreams most people have is learning a foreign language to go abroad or simply to get a job but the thing is that you need to engage these things as part of your process as we do at ENGLISH FOR EVERYONE otherwise you are going to end up failing or giving up. Once, I read this quote by Miles D. White that says¨ if you want to achieve what you dream of achieving, whatever it may be, you're going to have to earn it¨ and well it makes sense, since without the effort commitment and discipline your goals won’t be reached. Jenny