For those of you who have followed my blog for a while now, you would know that I’m very into personal development. I constantly want to improve and become better. Not only that, I want to inspire others to grow as well. (That’s why my slogan is: Grow with me! 😉 )
This post is based on a book called, “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson. This is one of the best personal development books I have read (Trust me, I have read a lot).
I’m only going to be sharing a bit of what really resonated with me. If this type of stuff motivates or inspires you, buy the book or listen to the audio book. It can change your life!!!
- Your philosophy creates your attitude, which create your actions, which create your results, which create your life
Your philosophy is what you believe in; how you think and reason. Your thoughts will determine your attitude.
If you think terribly of yourself, you will have a bad attitude. A poor attitude will lead to little to no action because you do not think you’re capable of succeeding. With little to no action, obviously your results will be horrible. Ultimately, it will lead to an unhappy life.
You see? It’s a cycle. If you want to succeed, you must first change your philosophy.
- There is a natural progression to success: plant, cultivate, harvest -and the central step, cultivate, can only happen over the course of time
Oftentimes, we are in a rush to succeed. We all want instant results and we can be very discouraged if there doesn’t appear to be any evident growth. However, it is crucial that we remember cultivating takes time. The plant is not going to grow right away. It requires consistent sunlight, the correct temperature, good soil and watering in order for it to grow.
Be patient. As long as you put in consistent work and have done your research, success will come.
- No genuine success in life is instant. Life is not a clickable link
I really like this. Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Don’t be the person hoping to win the lottery. Instead, have a goal and create a plan to make it come true.
- Everything is always in motion. Every day, every moment, your life path is either curving upward, or curving downward
Each day, you have the choice to do something to get yourself closer to your goals, or take no action. What is it going to be? Remember, you’re the one responsible for your life. Don’t be a victim and blame your circumstances or the people around you.
Life is unfair and some people definitely have it easier than others, but that doesn’t mean you cannot do anything to improve your situation.
- Wanting is uncomfortable, yet wanting is essential to winning
This is so powerful. If we have no desire, there is no reason to pursue. Make a list of what you want and ask yourself what you need to do in order to get it. Hoping or wishing is useless. You need to take action.
For example, I know I want to grow my blog. What do I need to do in order to grow it? Well, I need to write more posts. I need to be consistent. I need to provide quality content so people will want to read or share my posts. I know what I need to do.
We all have wants and desires. Now go after it and make it happen.