This topic is something I have wanted to speak on for a while. Without taking this concept stated in the title into consideration, we as human beings are going to put ourselves in a constant position of high-risk opportunities, uncertainty and unrealistic goals. This can also work on the flip side as well. With the lack of evolving and adapting, we can let ourselves become a drone, floating through life. We stop focusing on trying to increase our worth to the marketplace. This worth can represent wisdom in your field of expertise, financial literacy, communication skills and technological skills. Your current worth can even come into play when taking a look at your network. Who are you surrounding yourself with? Are they valuable people? Do they have a major influence on helping you acquire new business? Are they able teach you new skills or help you connect with other like-minded individuals? These are important questions to ask ourselves. It shows us if we are really on the right track.
Every year, if you are a goal oriented person, we review our previous years’ goals and we set new ones. Sometimes we go through a mental list that we had set out of for ourselves, maybe even a written list. Anyways, we review this list and we start thinking, did we accomplish everything we wanted to last year? If so, continue to refine this process and set more ambitious goals for yourself. If not, why is that? The truth is, majority of people don't have any written goals for themselves, so they don't have any idea where they truly stand on this scale. Most human beings I find are not totally lost. There’s a few processes within their current process that are flawed. It’s our problem to figure out what that flaw is. The fact is, it may not be as easy as it sounds. Some of us take a look from a third person perspective and say, "okay, if I just stopped doing this so much" or "maybe, if I just started to put a little bit more focus into this one habit I can improve my situation tremendously." The hard part is building the discipline muscle to follow through with what is actually flawed. Without consistent discipline, we will repeat this same flaw that is causing us to self-destruct. Without the constant realization and asking ourselves questions like "where am I currently and realistically, what are the odds of me getting to this goal. " We will remain in a constant state of disappointment.
At the beginning of every year are we setting ourselves up for failure or success? You may say, “I'm obviously setting myself up for success". Why wouldn't you respond like that? The main factor is, are your words correlating with your actions and are these actions correlating with the current flaw that is holding you back from improving your current and future situation. Another question we should ask ourselves is, where do I currently position myself on this scale of health, wealth, love and happiness? Is everything way out of balance? Do I need to improve in one area drastically or am I neglecting all of them? We have to be honest with ourselves every day.
Attack the beast that destroys your dreams and goals. Attack the beast in your head that lets you think you can manipulate any situation in your favor. Attack that beast that inflates your ego to a point where your goals are no longer realistic and now you are setting yourself up for continuous letdowns and setbacks. Attack the beast that allows you to exaggerate current success to friends and families which in return is inflating a fairytale dream. In my personal opinion, in order to take control of your life we got to be real with ourselves at all times. In order to adapt, we need to evolve, grow, become better and wiser. Focus on the process but review the results and by reviewing the results, adapt accordingly. Nobody is perfect. No one has the key to the holy grail, but the more honest we are with ourselves on a daily basis, the easier we can recognize faults, mistakes, but also recognize our strengths and our successes.
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