Do you know where you are headed? No matter what direction you are headed, it pays to occasionally hit pause and reassess if the path you are on will take you forward, backwards or lead you right back to the same spot.
It is not enough to be moving fast. You have to occasionally pause to assess if your movement is heading in the right direction.
Look around you and recognize that you are the product of your actions up to this point. Where you are today is a reflection of the choices you have made consciously or unconsciously. You may be fine with being in this spot and there is nothing wrong with that. But if you want better in life, you cannot afford to gamble with your future. You have to make conscious choices and tough decisions today so you will reap the rewards tomorrow.
You are a being with limitless power but it takes courage to tap into your power. Your biggest obstacle is going to be yourself. If you allow it, you will find yourself procrastinating or talking yourself out of your potential. You may also find yourself wanting to only rely on your own knowledge instead of broadening that knowledge to help you move in the right direction.
We were all born with the capacity to do great things. You only need to look at the improbable circumstances that some of our most accomplished icons such as Oprah, President Obama, President Mandela etc, rose from to be reminded that we all have greatness in us. Whether we embrace it or talk ourselves out of it is up to us.
You Don’t Need Permission
Don’t be fooled. You do not need anyone’s permission to achieve greatness or to live your dreams no matter how grand your dreams may seem. All you need is the will to succeed and the commitment to do what is necessary for you to be successful. Your biggest battle will be with yourself. You will have to work hard to silence the voices in your head that try to talk you out of things because they are inconvenient or hard.
If you hit pause today and look at your life as it is and find that you want a better outcome for yourself, then don’t waste another minute regretting anything of the past. Don’t fret about any decision you did not make or disturb your peace praying for a different outcome.
Focus on your path
Start today to seek a new path, one that will take you only forward. Do not let your mind get in the way and most importantly, do not compare your journey with any one else’s. Focus only on your path and walk it consciously with a clear picture of where you will like to be at the forefront of your mind. Travel with determination and with conviction.
Do not be afraid to reach out for advice and guidance in areas where you need to improve on, however, filter the information that comes to you. Only allow information that will help you grow and not information that will hold you back. Besides, aren’t you curious to see how far you can go when you apply yourself with purpose?
You don’t need wealth, you don’t need an army, you don’t need thousands of facebook friends or social contacts to start. All you need is the will and determination to become better and the rest lies in your actions.