“For after years of living in a cage, a lion no longer even believes it is a lion . . . and a man no longer believes he is a man.”
― John Eldredge
If you could paint your own picture of success, what would that look like? Is the emphasis on the car you drive, the house you live in, the amount of money in your bank account? Or is the emphasis on the things that set your soul on fire? The things that get you out of bed in the morning and make your heart race at the very thought of doing those things?
Why are so many people doing jobs that they hate? How can you stop doing what you hate and start doing what you love?
- Become a self expert.
- No one knows you better than you do!
- Discover your unique strengths….and USE THEM!
- Establish your values; what is your soul made of?
- Experiences: nothing replaces these. Use your past to establish growth, use the things you loved, the things you hated, and the things that challenged you to your benefit. Reflect on what went wrong and what went right.
- Find what INSPIRES you. What traits and characteristics that others obtain inspire you to be the best version of you? Figure it out and put those people in your life. Put PASSIONATE people in your life, these people will change your path.
- Environment is everything, you control it. Are you encouraging complacency?
- Take time to figure out what actually matters to you.
- What makes you feel alive?! Whatever it is, you should be feeling alive and living to the fullest every single day.
- Make an impact with it. Use your unique strengths to make others around you better in order to leave the world a better place.
- Do the impossible.
- The only person that controls your limits, is you, push past them.
- Get rid of the people in your life that constantly bring negative energy, those who constantly complain, and people who tell you that your dreams are not realistic.
- Build your confidence in your unique strengths, for it will carry over into attacking your weaknesses and build you.
- Prove people wrong.
Take the risks in life of doing the things that make you question, “how could I possibly do this?” Ordinary people are more than capable of doing extraordinary things, you are capable of so much more!
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, and then you win.” Mahatma Gandhi
These thoughts were inspired by Scott Dinsmore’s TED talk and “Live your Legend” movement.