|You Already Know What To Do
People are always asking
me if there's a surefire road to success.
if one exists, can I please email it to them!
fact is there as many roads to success as there
one of us is different. Therefore every path will
we all have different definitions of success.
having a blockbuster novel at the top of the NY
Times bestseller list may be a lot of authors
idea of success, this is often a nebulous,
unexamined goal with little chance of
right and proper to have big dreams. They keep us
when a dream becomes a specific goal, we need to
more you research your own potential success
path, the more important the smaller goals along
the way become - and the more in touch with
reality you are as a result.
no amount of research and advice can help you
when it comes to motivation.
either want to do something or you don't.
pointless going after a long term goal if you
don't feel a daily compulsion to complete the
I would suggest that if you don't want to do the
little things that will take you towards your big
goal, then you should examine whether you really
want the big goal at all!
big unwanted goals from your life can be
can help you focus on what you really want.
it may prevent you from being depressed about not
having what you actually don't really need in
human mind is a marvelous thing.
have the ability to attach emotion to objects,
images and even words. We use these emotional
triggers to dictate our actions all the time -
because this is how we give meaning to our
something feels right, that is, if a decision
creates a positive emotion in us, we tend to
when something feels wrong, we back away.
we didn't have these innate emotional responses,
we wouldn't know which paths to take.
intellect, like a machine, is a crap decision
our emotional response is so slight we
deliberately override it. Often this results from
the intellect overwhelming our intuition.
is such a tiny voice in the mind sometimes that
it's easy to ignore.
intuition is a very handy little tool. It's
basically the voice of the subconscious - which
has carefully weighed up all the pros and cons of
options from its vast reservoir of knowledge and
data - and handed you its verdict.
up to you to listen to that verdict.
more potent than an intellectual rationalization.
is guidance from within.
when you're on the road to achieving whatever you
regard as success, you need all the right
guidance you can get.
you'll think you want something and you'll seek
out advice, from friends, family or from
information online or in a library.
library... what's that these days? They're all
closing round here!)
sometimes you get so overloaded with information
and advice, you don't know what to think anymore.
You mistake tiredness for frustration. You get
you're looking too hard.
you're seeking all the answers from outside.
all along the correct course of action for YOU is
inside, and already known to you.
individual steps towards a goal may be small and
seemingly trivial but over time will amass into
your particular yellow brick road.
many people may have gotten there before you. But
they weren't specifically you.
must find your own way.
you don't need other people to tell you how to
subconscious already knows what your next step
listen to your intuition - the small voice inside
your mind that is really your secret weapon.
when you act on your intuition you'll find that
your life will begin to change.
do what you're meant to do.
reject what strikes you as dull or worthless.
become more focused - and your mind becomes
become more productive - and more involved in
what you do.
care more - which improves your creativity.
intuition keeps you on target - and ensures you
can be very hard to live up to impossible goals -
especially if you're not sure they are right for
yourself a break.
everything from your mind that you don't feel is
absolutely crucial to who you are, what you do
and what makes you happy.
that doesn't make you happy is destroying your
energy and sapping the lifeblood from you.
to other people, sure, but don't let them rule
then - you already knew that, right?
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