It’s the end of the year again. Which means it’s time we promise ourselves to put an end to all of our bad habits and to start with the good ones, you know, the ones that are meant to improve our lives. The most common New Year’s Resolutions are focused on self-improvement and education. If you’re of the majority of Americans who make a New Year’s Resolution, know that only about eight percent are successful in achieving them. Here at MightyCall we are determined to help you accomplish your goals, in whatever it is that you’re committed to, and here are some things to keep you motivated and to help you in achieving your dreams in 2015 and beyond!
Achieving your dreams
“It is better to aim high and miss than to aim low and hit.” — Les Brown.
There will be more barriers to break through, hardships to endure, and obstacles to climb. You’ll have to push yourself harder but you’ll learn more along the way. Even if you fall short, you’re likely to exceed the expectation of your smaller dream.
“Most people, they raise a family, they earn a living and then they die. They stop growing, they stop working on themselves, they stop stretching, they stop pushing themselves. Then a lot of people like to complain but they don’t want to do anything about their situation. And most people don’t work on their dreams, why? One is because of fear.”
Face your fears
Most fears that you have are likely to never happen. The fear of failing and losing it all, to end up living on the street. This is a very reasonable fear but it’s not likely to happen because it’s much more avoidable and in your control — don’t risk everything you own. What you will likely be risking to make your dreams a reality is a lot of time; time that would be spent on your hobbies, with your friends, with your family and sleeping. Success built on risk and sacrifice.
“The fear of failure, “what if things don’t work out?” And the fear of success, “what If they do and I can’t handle it?” These are not risk takers.”
Taking risks leads to success, here’s how:
- Unforeseen opportunities often come from risk-taking.
- Taking risks shows confidence and helps you stand out.
- We learn from risks — and those lessons may lead us on an important, new path.
- Success won’t fall in your lap — you have to pursue it.
- Embracing risk-taking helps you overcome a fear of failure.
- You don’t achieve your dreams by playing it safe.
Taking a risk doesn’t mean to do so carelessly. People who benefit from their risks are the ones who prepare for them. They educate themselves on the all of the possible outcomes and have plans for all possible failures.
When you begin taking risks and move closer to your dreams, that’s when you will notice change in your life. The relationships around you will be forced to change. Some friends will always cheer you on. But others are will be filled with jealousy and will keep you for moving forward. Any negative in your life will hold you back. Get rid of it.
Remove the negative from your life
Negative people are a drag on your goals, your ambitions, your life and career success. They are quick to tell you what you can’t do, offer little encouragement, and hate to see you prove them wrong by succeeding. Hold these kinds of people at arm’s length. Don’t spend time with them. Instead, invest in friendships with positive, upbeat people; the kind of people who not only don’t belittle your ambitions, but do what they can to help you make them a reality.
It is often said that you are the average of the five people that you spend most time with. If you focus on finding people that are success-driven, successful, and of similar interests, you will be inspired by successful people who take action to their ideas and possibilities, and make their dreams a reality.
Write it down
The act of writing down your goals causes you to clarify, organize and prioritize what it is that you want to accomplish. Write down your goals, successes and failures. Take lots of notes; documenting your progress is essential in the learning and growing process that will attribute to your success.