Looking for a formula for success? Check out this 3 step process to try it in your own life!
by Avery Elizabeth
Believe you can and you will. It has been said that if you don’t believe, you’ll never achieve. That “mind over matter” mentality can bring you far in life if you also follow some steps, and take action to achieve more in your life.
“You can create the greatest things with a strong belief that anything is possible.”
First, get clear about what you want, both in your own mind, and find ways to articulate your ideas to others who may be able to help you. For this, it may take some deep soul searching or it may just take a moment of silence to listen internally for the call of your heart. Many of us spend so much of our lives running away from our true purpose for many reasons; We don’t think we deserve it, we don’t think we’re good enough, or we’re afraid to chase our dreams. The more we take time to still our minds, journal, and engage in the things we love to do, the clearer our purpose will become.
Make a Plan.
Next, you need to form a plan outlining the actions you’re going to take to make your ideas concrete and achievable; actions speak louder than words. Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither were your dreams! To create the life you want to live, it takes time, and consistent effort whether that be putting a pen to paper or networking in new communities. It can be helpful to write out your ideal world in 5 years, if all your dreams come true, what would that look like, what would it feel like. This exercise can guide us on the “how to” of making our dreams a reality.
Once the path is clear, prepare yourself for the unexpected. You have to know when you start out that you will run into many obstacles that may spark fear within you and disrupt your plan. Remain determined to see your plans come to fruition. Put effort into your dream project every day, no matter how small and no matter how busy you may be. Doing this, you will start to achieve more each day. Consistent effort in this way will keep the pace steady, and it will build a habit in your mind to persevere.
You can even use affirmations in the process. Start each day saying to yourself out loud “persistence pays off” or “good things do come to those who wait.”. Keep your attitude positive and be grateful for any progress made no matter how small. If we celebrate the small accomplishments, it will keep us motivated to keep going each day.
Remember this Equation: Determination + Hustle (+ Perseverance) = Success.
Dream Big + Achieve!
When we think about our own lives and what we are capable of, we rarely think big enough. We can look at someone else’s achievements and wish for just a piece of it. Why not picture yourself enjoying the whole pie?! We tend to think that we’re not brave enough to take those scary steps towards a truthful, passionate existence. So, we tend to fold down into a neat sense of comfort, stay small and safe…boring! And tragic, because what you have to offer is unique and can change the whole world in wonderful ways. Even when change is good it’s still scary, but don’t dim your light.
You were born to achieve more than you could imagine and if you don’t move in that direction you’ll deprive the universe of your gifts. If you can see the dream in your mind and feel it in your soul then it is possible. Know that you have so much to give. Someone in this world needs to hear your unique voice and simply must enjoy your specific talents and skills. Believe in yourself and work to make your dreams come true!
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Photo: Matheus Ferrero