Most of us have heard of Denzel Washington. He is one of the best actors in Hollywood. Denzel Washington has also given some of the best motivational speeches about not giving up. If you watch this video daily, it will change your life. Remember, failure is only temporary unless you allow it to be permanent.
I first heard about David Goggins while listening to Joe Rogan’s podcast. One thing that really stood out to me was how raw David Goggins is. He is a tell it like it is person and doesn’t hold anything back. Some people will complain that he is vulgar but in my opinion, this speaks to his genuineness. Looking at this life, two words can sum it up and they are overcoming adversity. I have never heard of anyone overcoming as much adversity as David Goggins has.
After hearing David Goggins on Joe Rogan’s podcast, I listened to some of the other speeches he’s given. After listening to several, I purchased his audiobook called Can’t Touch Me. The reason I purchased the audiobook version is that David and his ghost rider go over some of the details in his book, sort of like editors’ comments aka podcast. The audiobook also gives me a sense of his adversity. The extra information Goggins gives in the audiobook gives you his thoughts on the events in his life. Some of the events in the audiobook had me tearing up because I could put myself in his situation and feel the emotional trauma he went through. If you want to gain motivation in your life, study David Goggins as he has overcome some of the worst circumstances any person can go through and overcame them.
How to achieve anything in life
This post looks at 4 steps to achieve ANYTHING in life. The steps in this article come from Tony Robbins. We have laid out the tips below. Having the right mindset will help you achieve anything in life.
1) Patterns make people achieve anything in life or feel negative
Before we talk about mindset, tips or where you should focus when trying to do something, we need to understand how our perception plays a role in how we approach something. The world is made up of patterns and by understanding those patterns, we take control of our lives in the areas we want to.
So let’s take Warren Buffet as an example. Here is a man who understands financial patterns and specific patterns in investing that has allowed him to build his fortune. There’s a consistent strategy that he’s used in his life. Buffet made his money by repeating successful steps over and over again to get consistent results.
This isn’t just the case in the financial world, it works in all parts of life. Those who follow soccer know Cristiano Ronaldo. He is widely regarded as one of the best soccer players of all time and recognized for his work ethic. Now if you ever watch Ronaldo take a freekick, he goes through a routine. He repeats the same steps and strategy that works for him. He places the ball with purpose, steps back three to four paces and stands legs wide apart and straight up. He’ll also take the same run-up, roughly the same number of steps and runs at the ball at the same angle before finally kicking it.
The point is, he’s worked out a strategy that works for him taking free kicks, just as Warren Buffet uses the same strategy to assess possible investments. What works is repeated and usually when the same process is repeated, if the variables in play are relatively consistent, the results will be too. So how does this relate to the state of achieving anything in life? Well, you see what Warren Buffet and Cristiano Ronaldo do is they effectively prime themselves before they take action. They set themselves up for success by repeating the patterns that have worked for them.
Now let’s look at how you apply this. Think of a time when you were successful in life. What was your mindset at the time before you took action and were successful? My guess is you had belief and conviction you would do what you had to right? Now think of failure and do the same again. What was your mindset? This time, I’m guessing there were doubts and hesitation. Those moments you believed it would work out and it didn’t, you can point to specific moments that led to failure.
What you want to do is identify what worked and repeat the steps. If it was that you spent 10 minutes meditating at the start of the day to help you clear your mind, do it. If it was that you pumped yourself up by listening to motivating music, do it! The point is, repeat the steps of success and you can repeat the results. But from there, you also need to follow some key steps that will help you deal with any situation and approach it in a way that allows you to achieve success in the end.
2) Be yourself and live life on your terms to achieve anything in life
It’s important to note you have to live life on YOUR terms. Take ownership and be the leader of your life. If you fully believe and commit to what you want to do on your terms, then chances are they will be successful.
So own your life and then follow this strategy to achieve anything in life, which is:
1) See it as it is, not worse than it is. See the truth when you look at the situation, then be honest with yourself. What does this mean, see the situation for what it is and not for how you feel about it. That means, see what it is you want to solve then work towards that goal. Don’t make a change to something you aren’t satisfied with. See it for what it is! There may be something you want to change but don’t because it’s stressful and emotional. You see it as something bad when in reality it’s something that can be changed if you focus on what you want, not the perceived problem.
So let’s look at an example. Let’s say you have a bad relationship with someone you care about. It might be a relationship that is irreparable. That might be the case but people don’t want the emotional stress of a bad relationship hanging over them. It feels like a massive weight on their shoulders. You might not be able to completely save this relationship if the other person doesn’t want the same.
At the very least, you can find a resolution or some form of closure on the relationship to move forward in life. It’s a case of acknowledging the truth, which is there might be a big issue. Acknowledge the reality that there could be ways to at least manage things to give both parties some closure and move on without the weight and stress in their lives.
2) See it better than it is to achieve anything in your life (set your standard)
The next step of the tips to achieve success in life is to see things better than they are. What does this mean? If we take our relationship example, I described the situation might be you have a bad relationship that you’re not sure is reparable. But at the very least there could be room for closure. That in itself would better than things staying as they are right? At least you get to move forward and not stay stuck under this emotional weight. However, let’s take it a step further, perhaps you can see the possibility of things in this relationship being repaired.
In this instance, if you want to repair the relationship, you have to have the vision to see what kind of relationship you want to make a reality. As with all goal setting, your vision has to be believed with absolute certainty. Believe it’s not only a possibility but an inevitability. So once you look at the problem and you have the vision of making it better, what’s next?
3) Make it better (resourceful, not resourcefulness)
It’s time to take action and make it better to achieve anything in life. Now at this point, some will say they haven’t got time, money or something else. However, here’s the truth, to quote Tony Robbins, it’s not a lack of resources, but a lack of resourcefulness. Think about it, how many people have come from impossible odds to achieve one’s goals. One of the best examples is Oprah. She was born in bad circumstances like poverty, abuse, and rape. She lost a baby at the age of 13. She had no links, no relationships or money and yet overcame all odds to be one of the most influential and richest women in the world today.
How? Because she had the mindset she could achieve anything in her life. Her vision was life beyond what she experienced as a child and one of abundance. So in the case of our example with a bad relationship, perhaps the person you wish to improve the relationship with isn’t willing to communicate at this particular moment. That is possibly the most important aspect of any relationship, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything.
If direct contact isn’t possible, indirect contact through mutual friends and acts of kindness are still possible. The point isn’t just to do these things and the situation will be resolved. There are always options available to you to make progress in fulfilling your vision.
4) Continue to make progress to be happy
Finally, not specifically a step Tony Robbins says as part of his tips, but one I’m adding because it’s something that’s important to feel happiness and satisfaction in life. That is, always continue to make progress with what you’ve begun. You see, in the case of our relationship example, if you repair a relationship but then don’t continue to grow and evolve that relationship, it will stagnate and end again.
Warren Buffet has had continued success because he’s progressed with the times and with his growth during the years that have passed. Cristiano Ronaldo continues to be one of the best in the world as he’s made small steps to improve his free-kicks so that they aren’t too predictable and opposing teams continue to struggle to stop them despite studying his technique.
So to reiterate the strategy: 1) See things as they are 2) See things better than they are 3) Make things better than they are 4) Make Progress
Now, go out into the world, take action and follow these steps to achieve anything in life! So for today’s question of the day, I want to know what is the next thing you want to take ownership of, whether it’s your career, relationships, fitness, and health. Let me know in the comments section below.
Check out this post on changing your vibration.
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Never Give Up on Your Dreams
When you were a kid, what’d you want to be when you grew up? Maybe an astronaut, a doctor, a police officer, maybe you wanted to be a captain of a battleship.
I wanted to be an NFL player. I knew, just knew, that’s what I was going to be, and then one day I woke up and I was suddenly I was in the Army.
Never give up on your dreams because one day you might regret the life you are living.
I never saw that coming. Think back when you were a kid. When you went to bed at night, what future were you dreaming about? You know, when we were kids we’d head to bed with great visions of the future, of what we would do and who we would become.
We always had that passion, and you’d go to school and you’d stare off into space, you’d be inspired to doodle about whatever your dreams were, being that astronaut, being that battleship captain, and everything was consumed in your life by your dreams and your aspirations, and anything was possible when we were kids. And then one day time, fate, and circumstances landed us in the Military and we gave up our dreams.
Even though your goals might seem big, never give up on your dreams!
Wasn’t part of the plan. Most of us didn’t plan to get in the Military, we just kind of ended up there. But over time, while we’re in the Army, our dreams, our goals, our visions, and anything’s possible attitude starts fading from view, or at least it takes a backseat to the obligations, necessities, and the daily grind of the moment. And we go to bed without passion, and we wake up without passion. We had dreams for the first 20 years or so of our lives, and then somehow we find ourselves stuck merely, just existing for the next 60 years.
I dreamed of being an NFL superstar, and then on April 14th, 2002, when I was 20 years old, I realized that my dream was over. That day was the turning point, that was the last time I ever dreamed of being an NFL superstar. That’s the day, that’s the day I threw myself into the Army as a generator mechanic, and I fell into the same trap that so many people do.
I had a job, I was just over broke, and I just existed. And I was going about the day-to-day, for a while, that is. At some point, I was able to reflect on where I was and I realized, man, I was just existing, I was just surviving. I decided at that moment that I would chart my course. I would chase my dreams and, man, I’d start living with passion again.
You can do anything you put your mind to. Never give up on your dreams!
After all, life without passion is a slow way to freeze to death. So I ask, are you still dreaming? You still going to sleep with passion and purpose every day, or are you in need of that turning point?
Look, whether you’re at a place in your life where you’re already filled with passion and purpose, or whether you’re simply in survival mode, take a moment and answer these questions. I mean, seriously, even stop reading this blog post if you have to, and take some time and jot down the answers.
What do you want to be the best in the world? I mean, think about it. What do you want to be the best in the world? I don’t know what it is. Maybe you want to be the best salesperson in the world. Make it happen. Maybe you want to be the best parent in the world.
Never give up on your dreams because one day you might look back and resent your desisions.
Maybe, I don’t know, maybe you want to be the best quilter in the world, maybe you want to be the best shooter in the world. I don’t know what it is, but figure out what you want to be the best in the world at, and go do it.
The second question I have for you is, what is that passion that makes you jump out of bed in the morning? I mean, think about it. When you get out of bed in the morning, are you getting out of bed just saying, time to make the donuts, right? I got to go to work, I got another bell to bell today, or are you jumping out of bed today saying, man, today’s going to be the best day I ever had, I’m going to kick ass today, and I’m going to sell a ton of cars?
Don’t be like 90% of the people in the world, never give up on your dreams!
I mean, do you have that passion? And if you don’t, you got to get that passion back. Don’t just wake up and hope coffee wakes you up. Your dreams, your desires, your passion needs to be what drives you and wakes you up.
And the third thing I want to ask you is, what is that dream you always had but you’ve never pursued? I don’t know, what is it? What is that dream? I mean, I don’t know what that dream is, maybe flying a fighter jet. Maybe it’s, maybe you want to go to a fantasy camp.
“When we can’t dream any longer we die.”
Whatever that dream is that you always had and you always wanted to achieve, you always wanted to chase it, man, now’s the time. It’s time to be a kid again and start dreaming. Regardless of the stage of life, you’re in, regardless of your age, your education, your position, your title or status, it’s time to step up and commit to excellence.
Do it for your family, do it for yourself, do it because life is short and it’s the right thing to do. Sit down, dream big, set some goals, write them down, make a plan, and commit. Then take action and start charging towards your destiny now. It’s time for a turning point. Which way are you going to turn?
Have a look see at our post on how to achieve anything in life.
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“One day you feel this feeling: it emanates from your soul. It is the feeling of struggle. It is the feeling of courage. It is the feeling of self-belief! It is the feeling of chasing your dreams. It is the feeling of trying harder. It is the feeling of never ever giving up! This feeling emanates from the fire burning within your soul! Never ever give up this feeling!” Never give up your dreams!Avijeet Das