There is only one person who is responsible for your success and that person is you. So if you’ve got to a certain point in your career or your business and you feel like you’ve hit the ceiling of what is possible, think again.
"The definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different result" - Albert Einstein
Smart man Mr Einstein!
And here’s what another smart and hugely successful man had to say on the subject.
“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” - Henry T Ford
What is the key message in these quotes?
That doing the same thing will produce the same result.
(Archimedes, another very smart man said this when the truth of a situation dawned on him)
Okay, got it!
But how does this apply to you?
Lets say you want a different outcome from your current reality.
Perhaps you want to be promoted.
Maybe you want to make more money.
Or perhaps, you want to take your business to the next level.
You’ve tried everything you know how to do but nothing seems to work.
There is only one thing left to do … something DIFFERENT!
Here’s Mr Einstein again:
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them” - Albert Einstein
Knowledge is power but your current understandings will only take you so far.
To go beyond your current reality, beyond your existing results, you must learn something new.
But you already know this, right?
If you’re a driven and already successful person, you’ve probably invested in your education.
You’ve probably undertaken every up-skilling course within your chosen industry.
You’ve probably engaged in self-learning to expand your knowledge
“What else can I do?”, you might ask
Are you ready for another Eureka moment?
If your success is completely dependent on you, then the one thing you must work on, is YOU.
“Success is not dependent on what you know but on who decide to become” - Allanah Hunt
What makes the most successful people in the world different from the rest?
Why do some people seem to find gold everywhere they look whilst others only find a dead end?
It’s who they have trained themselves to be
It’s the daily habits they have cultivated
In short … its Personal Development
Food & Exercise
Moving your body, moves your mind. Imagine your body as a huge network of electrical circuits. For best results you must keep the conductors polished, the wires clean and the pathways clear. If any of the conduits become blocked or inhibited, the supply of power and the efficiency of the machine are impacted.
The same is true for you. If your body is not finely tuned and provided with the correct fuel, your mind will not work as efficiently and powerfully as it could.
In the same way that updating a circuit board in a computer hard-drive supplies new messages to the software, learning new concepts and acting on them requires a clear path for delivery. Acting differently on a consistent basis involves a change at a cellular level. You cannot receive a new message whilst your electrical pathways are inhibited.
Your conscious mind is a constant hive of activity. It is like a probe that is continuously searching for information, digesting and cataloguing everything it sees. And it does a great job of keeping you organised.
However, your real power lies in your deeper levels of consciousness. Your subconscious and your unconscious mind hold everything you inherently understand about the world and your place within it. These levels drive your behaviour, they provide your motivation and they tell your conscious mind what to look for.
Meditating daily connects you with the wisest and best parts of yourself. It allows you to access the reasons you do what you do and allows you to alter your programming for greater success.
All the most successful people in the world add meditation to their daily practice.
Finding Your Motivation
What is your true motivation for doing what you do? Why do you want to be more successful?
Getting clear on what motivates you can be mean the difference between mediocre and magnificent.
If your motivation is to receive validation from others, to be ‘seen’ as successful, to feel more important and improve your sense of self-worth, then eventually you will become exhausted and demoralised when people fail to recognise your achievements.
For you to push through what you already understand, you must find a motivation from deep within yourself.
It must be a non-negotiable.
It must be important enough to drive your behaviour.
It must matter at your deepest core
A great way to discover this is to write two lists.
List One - What will happen when I achieve my goals
List Two - What would happen if I don’t achieve my goals
It is usually the second list that really helps you get clear about what success means to you.
Goal setting is more than having an idea of what you would like to achieve.
It’s a road map. It is a blueprint for building upon.
Your goals must be concise, clear, achievable and realistic. You must put numbers and timescales around them, specific measurable parameters which you can chart and implement.
And without clear goals, you will never achieve the success you desire.
“Failure to plan is planning to fail” - Benjamin Franklin
You can never go beyond what you believe is possible for you.
It’s not enough to say the words, to pay lip-service to what you want to achieve. You must develop and cultivate a vision for your life, a vision for your success that is as real to you as breathing.
If someone else can do it, why can’t you?
Self-belief is at the core of every achievement, every successful endeavour and without it, you might as well sit on your hands and save yourself the effort.
“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” - Yoda
When your self-belief is strong, when it is real and tangible, success is the natural byproduct.
We all know that success takes work. We know that dedication and tenacity are key drivers of success. But these on their own will not deliver the results you are looking for.
We all know people who work hard, are dedicated and tenacious and yet they never achieve the success they desire, and no doubt deserve. They often become bitter and resentful for others’ success and give up on their dreams.
Don’t let that be you.
Follow instead the men and women who have found success. The ones who have had the courage to look at themselves in the mirror, to be honest about who they are and what they want and who have done whatever they needed to, to follow the path to success.
Go beyond your conscious mind and discover the truth about yourself. Add to your understanding, reprogram your thoughts and change your behaviour.
Only then will you uncover your true potential.
Only then will you see the results you want, show up around you.
Only by doing something differently can you alter your current reality.