One day you're going to win the lottery. One day you're going to make a million dollars and you won't ever have to lift another finger at that job. One day you'll have that body of your dreams and be in the best shape of your life. One day you'll stop cursing, lying and passing judgement on others. One day you'll wake up and realize you need to stop day dreaming, believing that it's all going to go away or go your way in the blink of your eyes. We need to get real here and if you want the above, realize that it aint gonna come easy.
Guys, I'm the first to say that I'm guilty of some of the above. I'm an entrepreneur who believes I'll win big some day, just not in the lottery. I do believe I'll make a million again some day. The body of a stud?? Well, a guy can always dream or he can subscribe to P90x or Insanity, and that's my goal for the near future. I actually did start that suicide mission a couple weeks ago with P90x, only to realize having a 2 week old infant and being as sore as I was a week in while trying to walk around with a baby in those barely usuable arms, wasn't quite a smart idea lol. So I'm shooting for a start in the coming month, date to be announced so I can hold myself accountable here on the blog.
So, are you a victim of some level of lies to yourselves? On some level, are you lying to yourself about an unlikely occurence that would take a strike of lightning luck to happen overnight without some effort on your part? So for example, regarding finances, you can become financially free… unlikely to happen via the lotto as that's a one in 20 million shot, but it could happen by working your butts off and don't be surprised if you've tried 9,998 times and failed. It might be that 9,999th try that cracks open the door and the 10,000th try that breaks it down and sets you free!
Same goes for that rock solid body of your dreams, but again it's only going to happen by working really hard day in and day out. As they say in Jamaica, ‘if yu waan good, yu nose haffi run.' Translated, if you want to succeed you've gotta work really hard for it. So no matter what the goal or objective, it's not going to come by you lying to yourself that you won't have to do something to achieve your dream and that some day it'll just magically appear. Listen, if you're in the comfort zone of your life, things aren't going to progress. You've gotta step outside your comfort zone and attack your goals, and this is usually when things magically start to happen, often times in your favor.
So here are my 5 objectives for the coming 2 years, that I've got on my hit list. I'm putting them here, in hopes that I'll feel even more motivated now and accountable to accomplish at least 4 of the 5 and hit that 80% win rate, so I can hold my head high and not see myself looking at this in two years telling myself that I lied:
1. I will lose 20 lbs and get in the best shape of my life before I'm age 35 on April 21, 2012.
2. My net worth will cross $1 million by July 2012!
3. I will start a foundation for a worthy cause by July 2012.
4. I will take my wife back to South Africa on an adventure that she's always wanted by December 2012 (she once lived there for a year, and has always wanted to show me the country).
5. Lastly, I'll have read the entire New Testament to my daughter at least once by June 2012 (This is a thought I had to knock out putting her to sleep at night by reading the best book on the planet to her, while increasing my wisdom in the word).
The above is way easier said than done, so here's to some really hard work ahead!
If you take anything away from this blog post, please know that 1. you need to write out a list of your written goals,2. you need to give yourselves a deadline date as to when you'll achieve them, and 3. have an accountability buddy, who will keep you in check and ask how those goals are coming along. This way, you won't have a chance to lie to yourself and tell yourself ‘it wasn't that important anyway', when the tough gets going. 4. Keep your attitudes positive, chase your dreams and achieve the greatest success you've ever imagined.
While reading the book of Ephesians this morning I came across the following passage I thought I'd share, which puts the above in perspective of where your focus and your thoughts should always be as you chase the goals and objectives you set out to accomplish in your life:
Ephesians 3: 16 – 21
16I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
20Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Have a terrific week!