I’ve been very fortunate to do a lot of dumb things in my life. I say I’m fortunate because I tried to learn something from every bad decision and every bad experience. Along the way, I’ve learned a few life changing ideas that I would like to share with you. In fact, today I want to share three ideas that can change your life. Let’s get started.
# 1 Set Goals
Without a doubt, desire is the first step to success. You need desire, but more importantly you need to take that desire and convert it into written goals. Everyone needs written goals. This gives you something to pursue. It gives you purpose and direction. Without written goals, your desire is nothing more than a pipe dream. At a minimum, you should draft up some long-term goals (life goals), five year goals, one year goals and monthly goals. Start with your big goals first and then break them down into bite-sized chunks for your yearly and monthly goals. Keep your list of goals together in a goal book. Review your goals each month and each year to track your progress and make adjustments as needed.
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# 2 Find a Mentor
If you really want big success in life, one of the best things you can do is find someone who has already accomplished what you are trying to do and get them as your mentor. That way you can learn from their experiences and shorten your own learning curve. Everyone needs a mentor; a personal coach. Study any top athlete, actor, politician or anyone else who is successful and you will quickly discover that they have several mentors. You need to do the same thing. You should have a mentor for your professional goals, one for your physical fitness, personal finances, family life, etc. These mentors can provide valuable insights and help you solve your complex challenges in a simple manner.
# 3 Associate with People Who Have What You Want
Most parents are cautious about who their kids hang out with: and rightfully so. But as an adult you also need to guard who you hang out with. You are the result of your five closest friends, so make sure you keep good company. Hang out with people who are successful, who are happy and moving forward with their life. Avoid pessimists and people who tell you you can’t do something. For instance, if you want to be a doctor, find some doctor friends. If you want to be a CEO, find some CEO friends. Keep good company and watch yourself grow.
In summary, these are three ideas that can change your life. I highly encourage you to apply these principles in your life as quickly as you can. The results will blow your mind! What are your thoughts?
Now go and have a great day!