Does it feel like time goes by faster when you get older? It seems like just yesterday we were talking about how 2012 would be for you and what you wanted to accomplish this year. It’s helpful sometimes to do a quick check in with yourself and see how you’re tracking with the goals you set for yourself back in January.
It is not too late to realize whatever goals you had set for yourself. Even if you haven’t thought about your goals in months, it doesn’t matter right now. If you’ve been watching the Olympics, it’s inspirational to see how anything can happen. There have been amazing comebacks and incredible stories of people winning despite all odds. It’s the same way for your life, whether you know it or not.
Today, write an affirmation in first person. Be completely unreasonable with your belief and your expectation. Decide what you really WANT to get done today, not what is “realistic”. Then go after it.
99% of people in the world allow the inertia of life to dictate their results. Statistics are for average people, and averages are for normal people. If you live by average and what’s statistically likely, you’ll never get anywhere great. Statistically speaking, I should still be selling mufflers back in Kansas!
When people ask me “what are the average chances of success?”, I don’t know how to answer that. I believe that your chances of having the results of the 1% of the most successful people in the world are 100% guaranteed if you do the same things that those 1% of people do. Anything less than that, and you won’t. If you haven’t gotten anywhere, it’s because you aren’t doing what the 1% do. That’s just the truth of it.
My goal here is to challenge you and piss you off about what you’ve been doing to change things. Because if you don’t do anything different, you’re still going to be stuck in the same place you are now.
What is going to motivate you to get completely out of your comfort zone? Get completely unrealistic with your actions today. You have to make a radical shift in your life if you’re going to get different results. I can tell you this because I’ve experienced a huge personal change in the last month myself. I consider myself a professional entrepreneur so I’m always looking to hone my craft and get better, but I had no idea what I was in for when I stayed with Jim Bunch out in California the last several weeks. It’s been a total paradigm shift in the way I approach my life, and it’s already made a world of difference in my mindset. And that’s what can happen to you right here, right now if you just forget about reason and average!
Being reasonable right now, the conscious part of your brain is rationalizing what I am saying to you. That’s normal. Because we are NOT programmed for success. We are programmed for survival. We keep ourselves in a state where we can prove to ourselves that we are surviving. Survival isn’t good enough – it’s for animals. Screw survival. You’re here because you want an amazing life that’s bursting with abundance. That’s why you joined PRO, and that’s what you can help thousands of people get as well. But you have to get it yourself first.
Stop accepting the absolute of your circumstances. Be completely unreasonable with what you’re going to do today. And if this gives you a moment of clarity about the possibilities of today, hold onto that and use it.
Society is dying for leadership. People will follow you even if they don’t believe in themselves because they’ll believe in your belief. Show them that, and you’ll be a leader and empower yourself to change your circumstances in ways you never did (or thought you could) before.
Explode your comfort zone. By the end of the day, you’ll say to yourself “holy crap, what did I just do?” The people around you will be thankful to have you in their life. You’ll be addicted to the new found space you’ve created and the way it feels to change your life that way.
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