I know I have said this before, but I can’t say it enough, I am so thankful for the opportunity to spend time interacting with each of you in a small way each day. It has blessed my life so much. So thank you, sincerely. Today, we continue to talk about the questions you should be asking yourself when it comes to improvement:
- Do You Know When You Are Supposed to Improve? “Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized.” So you need to get started NOW if you haven’t yet. More importantly, you need today to be every day. As we have talked about before, you will never change your life until you change something you do daily. Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments, and you must cross that bridge every day.
People don’t decide their future. But they do decide their habits. And their habits decide their future.
I have never believed so strongly in this concept. I think too often we have the piece of the pie mentality. Which means that there is only so much wealth and happiness to go around. Let me ask a question to all of those who have kids. Do you want your kids to only have partial success in life, or do you want each of them to live in full abundance? Easy question to answer, right? Well, God wants the same thing. There is no such thing as limited opportunities. If you want to make money, no one stops you but you. If you want to be happy, no one stops you but you. It all goes back to dedication and self-discipline, starting now.
One of the things that John C. Maxwell always talks about, is focusing on growth instead of goals. He lists the differences between the two:
|Goal Consciousness||Growth Consciousness|
|Focuses on a Destination||Focuses on the Journey|
|Motivates You and Others||Matures You and Others|
|Challenges You||Changes You|
|Stops When a Goal is a Reached||Keeps You Growing Beyond the Goal|
I am a strong believer in people and human potential. Not only in others, but also in myself. I never want to put a lid on setting goals that are too small. In fact, my goals increase about once a month these days because I never want to cap myself to anything. If you can believe in yourself and the potential that is in you, and then focus on growth instead of goals, there is no telling how far you can grow. You just consistently need to put in the work as you keep believing in yourself. This is straight up doctrine in my eyes. If a dude just simply focuses on getting better every day, he is literally unstoppable! That’s the bottom line!
Just keep believing, Cram