There is not a person at All Star Motivation that has achieved all that they are capable of. If they make that claim they are a liar. Not even Billy Nolan. He’s about as close as it gets but he still has goals he wants to complete therefore he moves forward never backwards. It’s never enough. In todays society most people try to do pretty well. They pay their bills, they save what they can they put food on the table for their families, they struggle for mediocrity. For many there is always that voice telling them they could be doing much, much more with their life and careers. They don’t tap into their true talents, they go underappreciated and under paid and never really make a contribution to society. Why? What is keeping you and others from their full potential? Well, you may not like it, but the hard truth is, its you.
1. You do not have enough belief in yourself. All successful people have enormous self-belief. They know that they have something special to contribute and they are determined to make their mark. This does not mean that they are arrogant, narcissistic or complacent. On the contrary, they are self critical and push themselves hard because they know that they can achieve more. What is it that is special about you? What is the talent that you have not developed? What do you know you are capable of?
2. You do not measure yourself against written goals. It is hard to make progress if you have no clear goals for your life. Most of us muddle along from one thing to the next. Successful people define their objectives and measure progress against them. You should set yourself targets in the areas that are important to you e.g. career, wealth, health, relationships and social life. There are many books giving detailed advice on goal setting and they reinforce the point that the most important thing is to write your goals down and track progress. If you do not achieve some of the goals, then reset them. You can be flexible and adjust how you move forward but you must keep moving. Do you have written objectives that you track regularly?
3. You are too comfortable where you are. It is easy and natural to settle into a rut. Why try something new when you are already doing what you are good at? High achievers go further. They take risks. They move out of their comfort zones. They take on difficult challenges. They push themselves to acquire new skills and to face new examinations of their abilities. This means that they run the risk of failure. Where are you right now – inside your comfort zone or taking risks?
4. You are lazy. Either that or you waste a lot of time every day on low value activities. Thinking and planning are great but it is action that leads to success. It is only by doing things and doing the right things that you change the world. If you have clear goals but are not making progress towards them then look at your activity level. If you are a writer are you writing enough? If you are a salesman are you selling enough? If you are a leader are you leading enough? Great sportsmen and musicians practice for hours each day. Picasso painted over 20,000 pictures. Persistence pays dividends. How high is your work rate? And how much time do you waste on activities that do not advance you towards your objectives?
The truth is this, the only person who will motivate you, get the most out of you, push you to the level you want to be, that person is in the mirror you stare at every day. You are going to build your doubt or belief. You are going to set clear goals or you are going to sit stagnant. You are going to push yourself outside your comfort zone or you are going to stay on that treadmill to know where. You are going to be the one to take on difficult challenges at the risk of failure. Ask yourself this question; Do you want a safe and comfortable existence or do you want a life where your dreams can come true?
It all starts with you. It all starts with doing what we taught you. What one person can do another can do better. Why aren’t you? Stop, go back to the basics and watch what happens. We are all in this together. We want the All Star Motivation madness to infect the whole country. 50 buildings. You can have results or you can have excuses you can’t have both. We have results 7 buildings in 8 years. What do you have?
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison