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How much time do you spend feeling frustrated, depressed and angry because other people seem to be able to achieve what you desire - so easily?
If you look closely you will find that whilst others may have acquired your goals quicker than you, there will be many things that they desire which you obtained more easily and most likely with less effort.
The privilege of success in every aspect of life is not simply given to you (some aspects of life will always be easier and harder - depending on your life circumstance). So, when you really desire something, some planning and determination goes a long way.
If something is feasible - then it is possible. It's that simple. Thus, if you're aiming to be a model and you're told you are not tall enough, you're trying to be an artist and you can't draw, or you're trying to be a professional singer and you can't hold a note, then yes it is probably time to learn more about where your best strengths really lie.
However, most of your desires are things you know in your heart you CAN achieve. It's a matter of pushing through every struggle and knowing with every fibre of your being that you are closer than you think.
One of the other issues that often stops you from achieving your desires is having the right strategy/plan and following through with it - diligently.
So, let's say you are looking for a partner. The first part of your strategy is working out what type of person you're looking for. Then, working out where this type of person would hang out. For instance:
- If you love partying - attend the same parties
- If you love exercising - join a club within your area of interest
- If you love travel - travel in a tour group with singles in your age bracket
- If you love design - attend trade shows, seminars and workshops in your chosen area of interest
Therefore, your strategy is to put yourself in an environment where you will be meeting similar minded singles that you are likely to want to date. Then follow through with your action.
The last part of the action plan is believing you are good enough to receive it when it comes. So this means when you are speaking to people who can help you achieve your goal - acting in a calm and confident manner. Further, when positive opportunities present themselves, don't be afraid to say "yes." Avoid self sabotaging your success out of a fear of not being good enough.
Finally, it's very important not to compromise on your goals to please others. In the example above, don't make excuses for negative behavior. When striving for your goals be persistent, determined and self confident. In doing do, you will not place yourself in uncompromising positions to get there and you will be focused and ready to strive for success & accept it when it comes your way.
Believe that everything is possible and you deserve it. Then don't give up!!!
Lizzie O'Halloran is the founder of Happy Life. Happy Life is dedicated to providing you with the best resources, support and products to help you achieve a healthy happy and successful life. To find out more about how Happy Life can help you change your life visit http://www.happylife.net.au or http://www.lifesuccesscoachs.com
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