Are you wasting your emotional energy wishing for things to change but in the mean time you are doing nothing about it. Nothing is going to change unless you do something about it. The next time you find yourself thinking or saying “I wish…” ask yourself the following questions:
- Is what I am wishing for something that I really want?
- Is what I am wishing for possible to attain or do?
If your answer is yes, you need to take action. Formulate a plan for how you are going to achieve what you want.
Ask yourself the following questions
- What steps do I need to take to achieve what I want?
- Have you got a concrete goal? Can you break that goal into smaller milestones and attach a deadline to each?
- What do you need to make happen in order to get to each of the key milestones?
- Who can you share your goal with? Are there others who can help you?
- Can you reach out through social media to build your network?
- Who has achieved what I want to achieve so I can study their ways?
- Where can access more information to learn more about what I want?
- Do I need to move/get up earlier/get a different job/meet new people etc. in order to achieve what I want?
- How much time do I need to dedicate to achieve what I want?
- Creating the plan is the easy part. Nothing comes without some hard work and that part is up to you. Don’t get stuck. You have worked out what you want to. Don’t fail to follow through with excuses the you are tired or you are busy.
We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn. Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service. Earl Nightingale
There are three things that can make all the difference.
Commitment is the fuel in any journey. Once you have a plan it place, make sure you stick to it. Don’t make excuses.
After commitment, there’s nothing better than accountability to keep you on track. Have you got a system in place to keep you accountable?
The value of a support system is immeasurable. When you hit a bump, have you got someone to encourage you? Don’t be a hermit
Things are not going to just happen. There is no magic genie. If you really want what you are wishing for, you are going to have to take action and do something about it.
“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” Michael Jordan