The world is full of amazing people. We look up to the most successful and incredible people. Some of them probably didn’t even realize how much potential they had. People who fulfill their highest potential are not always the ones you’d imagine.
The only thing holding you back from doing something truly amazing, is you.
It’s still okay to dream, wish and hope for an amazing life — not just an okay life, but a ridiculously amazing life. But there is always a price for success. Are you willing to pay it? You are where you are today because of the choice you made yesterday. Your choices today will determine whether you will have an amazing or regretful life tomorrow. You will do great this year if you embrace these mindsets.
You are ready to step outside your safe zone
“As you move outside of your comfort zone, what was once the unknown and frightening becomes your new normal”. — Robin S. Sharma
When was the last time you did something that scared you? Don’t think. Get outside your comfort zone, just do it! Leap, jump or dive into something that takes you outside your comfort zone, something that scares you a little or a lot. And no matter what the outcome, embrace every experience as an opportunity to spread your wings and grow.
If you have moved beyond your comfort area in the past, you may already know that something different happens! Take charge of your life. If you’re unsatisfied with the present, do something different — your life won’t change unless you create the change. If you are comfortable outside your safe zone, you are on to something.
You see failure as a set up for a come back!
“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” — Johnny Cash
No one can live their life without failing. If you want to be amazing, you have to want to try something without necessarily thinking about failure. Nobody plans to fail, but you can’t possibly succeed without trying or risking something. If you are not comfortable in your mediocrity and you choose to try to get ahead, you are likely to break through and land on something amazing. If you think everything is not so hard or too complicated but tend to give most things a try, you are on to something.
Every successful person has probably failed several times. Failure is part of the process, it’s not an end but can be a means to an amazing end. Get out there and try to fail, challenge yourself, learn new things and fail as fast as possible. The important thing is not to give up. if you are already getting your hands dirty without regrets.
Dreams are all we have. Never give up on them!
You have planned to invest in yourself
Your development starts with what you know about yourself. Do you know “YOU”? What are you capable of? What are you passionate about? I am not talking about what you are currently doing or your present job but what you really want to do in your spare time that could become your life time career.
If you have a good idea of who you are and what you want to do with your life, you are half way to a successful life. Invest in yourself, it’s the best investment you can ever make.
Create a bigger version of yourself. Don’t settle on a self-imposed plateau; always aim a bit higher than before.
It’s not about the kind of skills you acquire because you have to, but because you want to and it feels right. Something you are happy to do without hesitation. Skills that are unique to you. I’m talking about skills that cannot be taught in a classroom or in a textbook. Skills you can only learn by doing;by learning how to fly after jumping off the cliff.
Skills that can only be developed when you find your true self. When you put yourself on the line or otherwise expose yourself to the possibility of failure. Basically, what I am trying to tell you is that, there is something about you that can be explored and developed to your benefit and the rest of the world.
YOU are your biggest investment!
At one of his Berkshire Hathaway annual meetings, Warren Buffett said:
“The most important investment you can make is in yourself. Very few people get anything like their potential horsepower translated into the actual horsepower of their output in life. Potential exceeds realization for many people…The best asset is your own self. You can become to an enormous degree the person you want to be.”
If you have a good idea of who you are and what you want to do with your life, you are half way to a successful life. Invest in yourself, it’s the best investment you can ever make. Create a bigger version of yourself. Don’t settle on a self-imposed plateau; always aim a bit higher than before.
It’s not about the kind of skills you acquire because you have to, but because you want to and it feels right. Something you are happy to do without hesitation. Skills that are unique to you. Skills you can only learn by doing.Skills that can only be developed when you find your true self.
When you put yourself on the line or otherwise expose yourself to the possibility of failure.
Basically, what I am trying to tell you is that, there is something about you that can be explored and developed to your benefit and the rest of the world.
You have decided to ignore everybody and focus on building the life you deeply care about
“You have to find your own shtick. A Picasso always looks like Picasso painted it. Hemingway always sounds like Hemingway. A Beethoven symphony always sounds like a Beethoven symphony. Part of being a master is learning how to sing in nobody else’s voice but your own.” ― Hugh MacLeod
You don’t have to fit in. You are not required to be like everybody. Don’t fit in if it hurts. If you are not afraid to embrace your true self for fear of how the world will see you, it’s a good sign. Whilst others are trying to fit in with the rest of the world make the world fit in with you.
Don’t be afraid to expose your authentic self to the world, be creative about what you do. Show your work. Don’t be afraid to show others what you are capable of. Become immune to the impact of others’ opinion and stand naked in a crowd of ideas; comfortable in knowing that while others married the mundane, you explored the exceptional. If you don’t care about showing your work and what you are capable of, you are on to amazing life. It doesn’t have to be perfect.
The real world rewards those who get stuff done!
You want to assume nothing but question everything
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. — Albert Einstein
Some people desperately curious about lots of things. They just want to know. Are you that kind of person? Are you desperate for knowledge or information that can be used to improve or create something. Do you thirst for knowledge, regardless of the topic? While others waste time, would you rather learn how to create, build or design something?
How hungry are you to make a difference or do something significant? Do you ever question human creation? Are you willing to ask this simple question… “What if it’s all a lie?” Do you question authority? Do you pay attention, open your eyes, ears and mind: it’s the only way to rediscover your senses. When you pause and actually notice the little things, what you see might surprise you.
The only thing holding you back from doing something truly amazing, is you. If you want to do something amazing, don’t just talk about it, actually do it.
Make 2017 your most amazing year yet. Don’t invest in a career. Build a life.
For centuries we’ve been trained by the system to stop thinking and do as we are told. But dreamers and thinkers are changing the world as we know it. Thinkers and dreamers are the new untouchables. Everything you want is a dream away.
You believe in life-long learning
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
Lifelong learning is the “ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated” pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Research has proven that more than ever before, a challenged, stimulated brain may well be the key to a vibrant later life.
One of the best ways to gain knowledge and be better is self-education. Period. It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop.
As long as you are genuinely interested in the topic, don’t stop. Make the most of your time and improve yourself every day. Studies have found that learning throughout our lives can improve self-esteem and increase life-satisfaction, optimism and belief in our own abilities.
People who take the time and initiative to pursue knowledge on their own are the only ones who earn a real education in this world.
Lifelong learning will get most of your questions answered.
You don’t even have to commit long hours everyday to learning. Whatever time you decide to put in your own education, stick to it.
What are the most interesting topics you wish to know more about. The goal here is to find as many sources of ideas and knowledge as possible. Look for answers to some of your most important questions at places people normally ignore.
Cheers to a new and life-changing beginning.