I am not surprised at the number of people who never live the life they want to live; or at least live the life they fantasize about in their mind. There’s a lot that goes into making a mental image become something tangible. Someone once said that making dreams come true isn’t easy or cheap which is why Disney is so darn expensive! And although it is a joke, making a dream become something real is not easy and definitely not cheap.
If you don’t believe the words I have just typed, then take your own time and conduct interviews of people you know. Begin with a few people you know who have dedicated themselves and lost a lot of weight. Then interview small business owners. Then interview a local city council member. Then interview your boss. If you speak to these people and ask them to tell you their story some common themes will quickly develop.
“It took a lot of work.”
“There were a lot of setbacks and challenges.”
“There were times when I wanted to give up, but I didn’t.”
“My family had to make a lot of sacrifices to help me reach my goals.”
“There were times when I was scared.”
What separates those who take action and reach goals from those who do not? Why are there haves and have-nots? Why do some people talk about hitting the lottery while others go out and dig their “lottery” out of the dirt? I really don’t know if there is an exact answer, but I think I have a clue-unquenchable desire.
Ultra-successful people tend to be incredibly self-aware. They tend to listen more than they speak. They exercise and eat the right types of quality foods. They do what they say they will do. They are honest with themselves. They set goals. They refuse to fail.
The awesome thing is these attributes can all be developed, but only a select few embrace them. Which side of the equation do you fall? The under-achiever or the over-achiever? I think I’m somewhere in the better than average group, but building my rocket ship each day!