How To Be Successful In Life – Just Know It
How To Keep Being Inspired All Your Life
You may not find it easy to achieve your goals, and you may not achieve them as quickly as you want, but if you still really want that goal, it’s worth persevering over. That just means you’ll have to find ways to keep being inspired. And here are some ways in which you can do that.
Keep focused on your aim
Get the balance right
Your aim is important, but it’s not the be-al and end-all of who you are. Keep yourself a rounded, happy person who is good to know and fun to be with, by keeping your goal in perspective with the rest of your life.
Even when things go wrong and you hit an obstacle with your plans, bear in mind that not everything in your life has gone wrong.
Re-assess the positives
Try writing down the following things:
- one thing you enjoyed doing today (it can be a big thing or a small thing)
- a time when putting some effort into something reaped a reward
- something you’ve done that you’re proud of
- something you like about yourself
That ought to get you to see the bigger picture and give you confidence to move forward again. Once you’re moving forward again, you’ll re-discover your inspiration.
Imagine yourself as successful
Visualize as having achieved your aim. How different would your life be? What could you have that you don’t have now? That doesn’t have to be material things; it can be more time with your family, greater choice of who you work for, being your own boss, being healthier – or whatever.
If you could wake up tomorrow having magically achieved your aim, how would you know you’d achieved it? What would feel different? Write those differences down and try to get at least ten of them.
Is your list looking good now? … Then your aim is worth going for, isn’t it? Now that’s where you regain control of your life and your ambition again, because miracles don’t happen. Only YOU can achieve your aim. Once your aim is clear again you can see what you need to do to achieve it and you something you need to do again – that’s your inspiration!
Now put your list aside until tomorrow. Goon – I mean it!
Let your subconscious mind work on the problem for you.
You’ve got your list. You know what you need to do. Now take a break and do something completely different for a few hours or so. You’ve earned the break and you’ll be amazed how much more productive you’ll be when you come back to work. Oh – and if your aim is to give up smoking or something like that, ‘taking a break’ doesn’t mean lighting up! Don’t undo all your hard work – just celebrate your success so far by doing something nice for yourself for a while.
OK, so now it’s ‘tomorrow’, so now what?
Now you put your plan into action again. You’ve done it before and you can do it again. Find just one thing that you can do today towards achieving your aim – and do it! Success at completing a task brings its own rewards and you will be motivated to keep on trying.
So, to keep being inspired all your life:
- make sure you’re following the right aim for you
- make sure you’re clear about what you want to achieve
- know how you’re going to go about achieving your aim
- make sure you have the skills, or learn new ones if you need to
- give yourself regular breaks
- congratulate and reward yourself for targets achieved
You know you’re doing the right thing for you and you know you can do it – so go for it!
To your success
Andy Shaw – A Bug Free Mind