Those who adorn rose-colored glasses are destined to live a life below their fullest possibility. Why? Because the ability to see things as they really are and face the brutal facts is necessary to make a good decision. And yet one good decision is never enough to achieve the success that you so desire. People and organizations become successful by not making just one good decision but by making a series of good decisions. This succession of good decisions builds upon each other, accelerating you on your success journey. Even if you do not always make good decisions, bad decisions will not be detrimental, as long as you truly accept and understand the brutal facts. How do you get the brutal facts? Surround yourself with honest people. And create an environment where those people respect you and know that you desire their brutal honesty.
The life that you are living is the cumulative result of the choices you have made. No, you do not have control over the events that occur around you. But whatever happens, you have the power to choose how to proceed. Unfortunately, many do not believe they have this power. Instead, they give up, becoming a passive participant in their own life. To succeed, you must create the life that you want to have. No one else can do this for you. You may not have made the best choices in the past. But that does not mean you must continue to make bad choices in the future. Only you can change the direction of your life. So, forget about the past and forgive yourself for getting you where you are today. And start today living the life that you want to life.
Each of us were born with certain abilities. Either we choose to develop and improve our abilities, or we choose to ignore them. By choosing to develop ourselves and our natural abilities, we begin a process of personal growth. This growth is necessary for each of us to try to reach our full potential. Only by making the choice today to improve ourselves can we ever hope to reach our personal goals tomorrow.
How many things are you waiting for the motivation to start doing? If you are like a lot of people, the answer is probably a lot. If you have not figured it out already, the motivation is not coming. So, stop waiting for motivation to hit you over the head. Stop waiting for someone else to motivate you. Stop waiting and start doing. The doing will create the motivation. And the more you do, the more motivated you will be to keep doing. So, what is stopping you? Get moving. Whatever it is that you have decided to do, do it. Today.