Trying to create massive success? Stay focused.
No matter what stage of life you are in, it can feel like others around you are in a different place.
You know the feeling?
They’re experiencing different things, and with the wrong mindset — one that lets you get distracted from your goals — you can find yourself in a “fear of missing out” state of mind.
And it happens to the best of us.
This is a phase in your life where you need to condition yourself in order to stay focused so that you can stay the course to achieve your goals. I can tell you right now that it’s way easier to blow off your responsibilities and party, waste time, and treat life with a “whatever happens will be”-type attitude.
Hey, you might have a lot of fun living your life like this… But you’re sure as hell never gonna build anything of any significance.
That’s the plain, unvarnished truth. So while it can feel like everyone around you is doing whatever they please, odds are, they’ll have to work for someone else for the rest of their lives, and they won’t have the opportunities you’ve created for yourself by being disciplined and focused on your goals.
Here are four important and vital things that you should never feel guilty about investing time and energy into if you want to achieve your personal, professional, and financial goals.
Building your business
Your business is the key to everything you hope to achieve from a professional and financial perspective. And when you’re a business owner with an entrepreneurial mindset, you’re consumed by your business twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
People with standard 9 to 5 gigs can’t possibly understand what it feels like to be 100% responsible for a business, its staff, its clients, the operation — absolutely everything.
Never apologize for building your business.
Taking care of your physical health
Building a business is stressful. I don’t need to tell you that.
Stress can lead to all sorts of bad habits, and even worse health outcomes. Instead of eating right, getting an appropriate amount of sleep, and keeping ourselves active, we can easily slip into modes where we’re stuffing our faces with sugar and fat, getting little to no rest while consuming way too much caffeine, and wasting time binge-watching (and probably binge-eating, too).
I’m not here to shame you for all that. We enjoy certain indulgences, but what I am going to tell you is that when you spend time in the gym — focused, consistent time — that you start to learn how to take better care of yourself, and you begin to realize that physical activity affects every aspect of who you are, physically and mentally.
You’ll feel better, look better, sleep better, and do better when it comes to decision making, because overall, you’ll be that much sharper.
Building your knowledge-base
Like a lot of people, I’m on my phone all of the time. It allows me to do business no matter where I am in the world. It’s an incredible tool that has completely changed the landscape of business.
But it can also be an incredible distraction. Everyone deserves to blow off a little steam, but use social media for building your brand and growing your network. Not wasting hours scrolling and wishing you had what they had. Go get what they have… and more!
I recommend using your off time to read or listen to books that will grow your knowledge. Find a community of like-minded people who share similar interests, values, and visions as you do, and surround yourself with influences that will help you thrive instead of stifling your potential.
Investing in yourself
You’re the only you that you’ve got. Sometimes, people who don’t have goals for themselves, and aren’t taking the steps needed to achieve those goals, can be a negative influence in your life.
Never apologize for investing in yourself.
Your journey is designed to lead you to be a better person, partner, parent, leader, and influence; and people should actually fear missing out on what you’re up to because you’re creating a life of achievement and fulfillment.
What are they doing?
Never stop learning and growing. Once you master that concept, you have the whole world ahead of you to take advantage of.
Its rewards are waiting for you.
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