Where are you trying to go?…
There is an old fable about a man riding a horse. Another man sees the man and horse and asks him where he is going. The man on the horse says I don’t know ask the horse! The point of the story is that most of us are riding a horse and allowing the horse to take us where it wants to go instead of us directing the horse. In life, it is extremely important for all of us to have goals and a clear direction in where we are trying to go and these goals and directions are the processes that we must follow.
“If we don’t know where we are going then we are going nowhere.”
Success is simple, but not easy. There are proven methods and processes when it comes to being successful and even though success means different things to different people there are a lot of commonalities between separate success stories. Health and happiness are some of the two most common words when people are asked to describe success and today in 2022 a lot of us are confused as to how to get there because we don’t even know where we are trying to go.
Very few people have clarity on what they want their life to look like 3,5,10 or 20 years from now.
Are you moving forward or backward? There is no in-between…
Every single day you are either giving yourself a check mark towards your dreams or you are putting up a big red X and allowing your dreams to slip away, there is no in-between. We all have the same 24 hours in the day but some of us create more opportunities and experiences than others. How are you utilizing your 24 and what can you be doing better?
What’s the process for success? There are many…
This isn’t a blog post about efficiency, this is a blog post about processes. Your process and how efficient you can be are two different things. When it comes to your process there should be a clear and consistent method of steps for you to follow and the order in which they shall be executed.
First things first what does success mean to you?
But first, where are you trying to go? Nothing is more important than getting ultra clear on how you define success. It sounds a little cliché but money does not buy happiness, even though it is very important. Success does not have to mean your dream job or an abundance of money. It can simply mean a happy life with your future family. However, if you don’t want to create a 7 figure business and are happy with a successfully quaint lifestyle you still must have direction and a process to get there.
Which process are you following?
Has someone else worked through these steps before?
So which process are you following? Maybe you are waking up early, meditating, journaling, and saving your money but you’re not sure exactly where you are going, that’s fine. Maybe you are waking up and scrolling through social media and turning on the tv and don’t know where you are going, that is not fine. You see, back to the beginning of this blog post about commonalities in success stories it’s clear as day that you must be willing to put in the work if you want to have something great. Constant work on yourself with habits like rising early, daily meditation, journaling, and gratitude practices will absolutely get you there and this is exactly what I mean when I say you must trust the process. When I was broke, depressed, and abusing drugs and alcohol after Big Brother I had an idea of what success looked like for me but I had no idea what the process was. Today I do not know exactly where my life coaching career is going to take me but I know the process that must be followed. I know the constant work on myself that needs to be done to garner any amount of success and that is exactly what I described in this paragraph.
Recipe for success:
1 – tsp of 5am wake-up calls
2 – 20 minute sessions of Transcendental meditation
3 – a pinch of gratitude
4 – a full cup of ambitious goals
What process am I following…
What process am I following? Great question. I am following the process of the amazing coaches, authors, and thought leaders before me. I am waking up every single day at around 5am to give extra time to my health and spirit through Ironman training sessions, meditation practices, and cold plunges. I am unlocking more of my creative potential by writing multiple blog posts per week (this week my goal is 5) and lastly, I am coaching my butt off and changing my clients’ lives and in turn becoming a better coach each and every day.
I’m keeping my life simple and focusing on the things that are going to progress my career, health, and happiness to the next level.
Share with me the process you are following by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for reading