What's holding you back from acheiving your dreams?
All the above?
What if I told you none of these is your true problem? Does that anger you a little bit?
The entire problem holding you back is simple. It's YOU!
There are 3 key things that everyone has inside them that can fix their approach to achieving their plans and dreams. I am going to share the 3 things that have completely changed my world. Not only can I testify that it works, but I know that anyone can begin changing their path to greatness because of it. You just have to be taught how and practice what you are taught.
Anyone that has acheived success within their respective fields, has always had a passion for what they were working on. It doesn't matter what field of study we discuss, you must be passionate about what you are working on. The project must become so personal that it becomes like a child in the sense that every waking moment you are thinking and mentally focused on it. It must consume you.
For example, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs didn't set out to be a billionaire. His passion was never to attain wealth beyond his wildest dreams. He was simply passionate about creating fun and easy to use technology. He enjoyed making things better. I promise you that he never measured success in dollars. Money was merely the by-product of creating simple to use technology that he was passionate about.
#2 Change Your Thoughts
One of the biggest issues with public school is that everyone is taught the same way. They try to teach all the kids to color inside the lines. They want everyone to stay inside the "box" so to speak. I am hear to tell you that placing limits on your thoughts is holding you back.
An example of this is 2 years ago. I wanted to write a book. I set the goal, I focused on the hows and whys and wrote absolutely nothing good for weeks on end. I didn't know how to write a book. Who was I kidding? I was never told that I could write or create something in school. I was never going to publish something. I literally quit working on it.
A friend of mine, that I was working with at the time, approached me upon hearing of this idea and said simply, "Donnie, why don't you write like you speak?" Bingo! That was it!
I thought about this for a while, and began to compose my book based on my stories and how I would present it to a crowd in a lecture hall. What would I share that was engaging, honest, and book-worthy? I am proud of writing Mattress Buying 101. I feel like I opened the door into a world that most people do not understand. All I had to do was change my thoughts on how to acheive my goal.
#3 Constantly Educate Yourself
Let me be really clear. I am not talking about advanced degrees and six figures of student loan debt.
I am talking about reading and educating yourself on your passionate projects. If you want to learn to create a website, read and educate yourself on all the different programs that help you build a website. Learn what makes a good website vs. a bad one. How do you advertise and market said website? How can you build clients and viewers? Set goals for your project and celebrate milestones of achievement. The amount of information available for free on the Internet is astounding. Most people don't spend any time after work thinking about anything other than TV, Facebook, dinner, and bed.
I didn't know how to build DonnieMasters.com. I had to spend countless hours learning and working on it. I am still not tickled pink with it, but it is a far cry from what it was last year. That is a reason for celebration!
Doing these three things will bring success and open doors that you never imagined. Life is too short not to enjoy all the abundance in this world. You deserve it. Now go out and get it.