Throughout time, there have been some pretty amazing people who have lived on this planet. I have witnessed, just like many of you, people overcome some of the most harrowing obstacles and circumstances in life and achieve great success. It truly is a testament to the human will to achieve their wildest desires.
But what did each one of these people have in common? What did they do that many of us don’t? They believed and worked hard on themselves. They knew that if they just simply started with that, that anything else could and would be possible. So with that belief ingrained into every fiber of their body, they set out to work on themselves.
I have talked about being responsible for yourself before here on the blog and you know how I feel about believing in yourself. It’s an absolute must in the pursuit of greatness. And greatness takes work. It’s not something that you can go into half-heartedly and lackluster.
Now I am not telling you to quit your job and move to a deserted area and put yourself through hell. I am talking about every day a couple of hours of intense work on your goals. And it needs to be the whole gamut: physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Work on your body because it is your temple and it’s the only one you got. Work on it because being sick and unhealthy sucks. There is honestly no other way to tell you. Trust, me I am getting back in shape now from a four-month layoff!
Feed your brain and work on that mental fitness. Try and read at least a minimum of 15 minutes a day. Try and read both fiction and non-fiction books. Why? Because the fiction will feed your creative side and the nonfiction will inspire you to push yourself farther. A great book I recommend is The School of Greatness book by Lewis Howes. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. It’s chock full of great information on living a full and meaningful life and leaving your mark on the world.
Finally, work on your emotional state. Whether you believe in a Higher Power or not or just the Universe become in tune with yourself. Also, surround yourself with people who want to see you succeed in life. I don’t know about you, but I can’t have negative people around me anymore. I left all of that in my past life and old job. I refused to carry that over to my new job and life.
And you should remember that, too. Remember all of these points. Remember that hard work takes a belief in yourself first. If you can do that, half of the work is already done.
What are you going to work on today to make your life better?