We all aspire to do, be, and have great things. Yet most of us simply aren’t creating the results we want. We point fingers and blame outside problems that “happen” to us and make life more difficult. Regardless of personal circumstances, economic climates, and access to resources, it helps to maintain faith in the fact that we each are more powerful than we think. We all have the ability to create the practice and life we want. We just need to learn how to do it.
There is no exact “formula”, but there are certain common features that successful practice owners and other successful people exhibit and that anyone can practice. They are what can jumpstart your success and attract what you want in life.
Take 100% Responsibility for Your Life
One of the greatest myths that’s pervasive in our culture today is the idea that you are entitled to a great life – and that somehow, somewhere, someone is responsible for filling our lives with continual happiness, a flourishing practice, nurturing family time, and blissful personal relationships simply because we exist.
But the real truth is that there is only one person responsible for the quality of the life you live. That person is you.
Everything about you is a result of your doing or not doing. Income. Debt. Relationships. Health. Fitness level. Attitudes and behaviours. The truth of the matter is that external factors don’t determine how you live. You are in complete control of the quality of your life.
Successful practice owners and other successful people take full responsibility for the thoughts they think, the images they visualise, and the actions they take. They don’t waste their time and energy blaming and complaining. They evaluate their experiences and decide if they need to change them or not. They face the uncomfortable and take risks in order to create the practice of their dreams and life they want to live.
Be Clear Why You’re Here
Each of us is born with a life purpose. Identifying, acknowledging and honouring this purpose is perhaps the most important action successful people take. They take the time to understand what they’re here to do, and then they pursue that purpose with passion and enthusiasm.
Decide What You Want
It sounds so simple, I see plenty of practice owners & others in business who are overly busy yet who feel unsatisfied and unfulfilled. Why? One of the main reasons why most people don’t get what they want is they haven’t decided what they want. They haven’t defined their desires in clear and compelling detail. What does success look like to you? Not everybody’s definition of success is the same, nor should it be.
Don’t let your inner devil’s advocate inhibit you from dreaming big. As soon as you commit to a big dream and really go after it. You’ll start attracting the people, resources, and opportunities you need into your life to make your dream come true. Big dreams not only inspire you, but they also compel others to want to play big, too.
Believe It Is Possible
The mind is such a powerful instrument, it can deliver literally everything you want. But you have to believe that what you want is possible. As you commit to believing in yourself, also make a commitment to toning down the complaint department. They are not about other people, other things, or other events. They are about YOU.
Believe in Yourself
Have unwavering faith in yourself. Make the decision to believe that you create all your experiences. You will experience successes thanks to you, and you will experience pain, struggle, and strife thanks to you. Sounds a little strange, but accepting this level of responsibility is uniquely empowering. It means you can do, change, and be anything. Stumbling blocks become just that—little hills to hop over.
The Power of Goal Setting
Experts on the science of success know the brain is a goal-seeking organism. Whatever goal you give to your subconscious mind, it will work day and night to achieve. To engage you subconscious mind, a goal has to be measurable. When there aren’t any criteria for measurement, it is simply something you want, a wish, a preference, or a good idea.
Sometimes we need to make just one initial goal to get started, at least it comes with a few actions to achieve. A first step simply can be making an immediate change in a single area in your practice & or life. Are you unhappy about something that is happening right now? Make requests that will make it more desirable to you, or take the steps to change it yourself.
If you want a different Outcome, Change your Behaviour
Making a change might be uncomfortable and overwhelming for you. It might mean you have to put in more time, money, and effort. It might mean that someone gets upset about it, or makes you feel bad about your decision. You can either do something about it or not. It is your choice and you have responsibility for your choices.
Bear in mind that you have to be willing to change your behaviour if you want a different outcome. You have to be willing to take the risks necessary to get what you want. If you’ve already taken an initial step in the right direction, now’s the time to plan more steps to keep moving you forward faster.
Commit to taking 100% responsibility for every aspect of your life. Decide to make changes, one step at a time.