Take charge of your life by repeating this to yourself: “If it’s going to be, it’s up to me. We all have reasons that we can hold onto for not moving forward or toward the things that we want. But, while our excuses are sometimes valid, do they serve any purpose? Are they actually helping us in any way? Or are they just entrapments that help us feel comfortable and shying us away from taking control of our life?
Self-Mastery: the key to true success
True success is not just about achieving your goals; it’s about the person you become in pursuit of them. To achieve true success, you must first understand yourself, your strengths, and your weaknesses. You must be willing to take an honest inventory of yourself and admit where you need to improve.
One of the hardest but most important truths you will ever have to face is that you are the problem, but you are also the solution. You hold the power to change and improve yourself. This is where the process of studying yourself and picking yourself apart comes in. Take the time to reflect on your actions, thoughts, and habits. You need to understand what is holding you back and what you need to change in order to move forward.
Being mentally tough is crucial for success. It’s easy to give up when things get tough, but true success is about persevering and pushing through the difficult times. If you’re not mentally tough, you’ll break instead of breaking records. Remember that failure is not the opposite of success; it’s a part of it. Embrace it and learn from it.
The road to success is not always easy, but it’s worth it. Sometimes we must enter suffering in order to grow and learn. The question is not why we enter suffering, but what are we going to do to put it on ourselves? To achieve true success, we must be willing to push ourselves to the limit and never give up.
Take charge of your life: be more self-aware
Sometimes we forget, or maybe more so, we try to convince ourselves that we have no control because, without control, we can hide, stay comfortable, blame, and complain. But we get to choose. Our perspective, our mindset, and our reactions – all of them are consciously chosen by us.
And even if you choose not to decide, if you choose to be complacent or fearful and avoid life’s uncertainties, you have made a choice. You’re choosing to let life happen to you instead of taking charge.
That’s why the biggest challenge you will ever face has nothing to do with the competition and everything to do with you. There is nothing that the competition is going to do that can impact us. What we do impacts us. Our struggles and difficulties don’t come from the outside, from the people around us; they come from the inside.
Improving your self-awareness can help you overcome challenges and move forward.
Taking control of your life with consistent action
So much of our pain is due to unrealized potential because we are living within the rules that someone else gave us. One of the most common causes of addiction is the need to numb the awareness that we have more potential than the world we live in. We feel like we need to numb the pain of our possibility, which we are not actually stepping towards.
At some point, we have to be honest with ourselves about the gap between the life we want to live and the life that our daily habits are leading us towards. We can’t be upset by the results we didn’t get from the work we didn’t do.
Takeaway: Take Charge of your life.
“A plan relieves you of the torment of life.” You don’t have to worry about life if you have a plan to achieve success. Keep taking consistent action, and success will come.
- When there are no obstacles from within, the obstacles from the outside can do us no harm.
- The goal should be to achieve mastery.
- Keep the refrigerator empty and stay hungry.
- If you don’t have a target, you don’t have to worry about getting there.
- Figure out a plan for taking control of your life. What are the five life changes that you want to make for yourself?