One of the things I see fairly often is people who want to change or accomplish something but won’t because of their own self doubt. Yet, they look at others who they view successful as humans who are made of some supernatural “stuff” when that’s just not the case.
I should know because I struggled with the same thing. I viewed those who were in a higher position, those with higher grades and those with more accomplishments as people who are just born better. But as time went on, I became “successful” in several ways to others and realize that some view me the same way when that is not the case.
People who accomplish great things in a moral fashion are often not super natural humans. In fact, they may not even be the smartest or fastest at what they are doing.
What separates them from the crowd is often these three things that you can apply to your life:
1. Research. Figure out what you want to do and why. Begin with what you know and what questions you have. Sometimes, this means asking around and other times it means going online. Do all you can to keep learning.
2. Begin Wherever You Can. Personally, I think this is one of the reasons that goals remain unmet. Most of the time, you will not start in the areas that you want. What I mean is that if you want to become an author, you may not start out with traditional publishing. Maybe time and money restricts you from doing this. Maybe you turn to blogging as a means to get you’re foot in the door and work your way up from there.
3. Put Your all Into Whatever You are Doing no Matter What Anyone Says: More than not, this the defining factor. In fact, I believe this is one of the strongest factors (outside of the grace of God) that I’ve been able to accomplish more than initially thought.
If everyone works from 9-5 before leaving for drinks, try coming in at 8-6. Maybe even try talking to people who you don’t normally conversate with or do things outside of your job description.
Instead of saying “I don’t get paid enough to do that,” try to offer doing the very task that others won’t. If you do this, I guarantee you will stand out of the crowd and go farther than you thought possible.
So what do you need to do in order to meet your goals? I’d love to talk to you below. Also, if you have any questions, feel free to leave them for me to answer in a future post!