Sometimes I just want to walk up to people, smack them in the face and say “WAKE UP! You can live an extraordinary life!” Okay, so maybe I don’t really want to smack them, because I’m not at all a violent person. However, I do want to put the S.M.A.C.K. down on them. Because most people just go through life, living a good life. So how is it that some people live extraordinary lives?
In my previous article, “The ABC’s Of Success” I taught you the simplest way to succeed at anything you want. Living an extraordinary life really is about the ABC’s of success. Most people have no idea what “A” to take and how to be “C.” However, none of that matters if you don’t “B!”
What the heck am I talking about? The ABC’s are a success equation and if you leave an element out, just like math, the equation doesn’t work. Just like your goals, unless you do the work, having the life you want… doesn’t add up! So let’s get to work and put the smack down on your goals!
Years ago, “The Secret” came out and had everyone excited about their life again. People saw a new vision for their life and their belief was through the roof about what their life could be. So why is it, that most people haven’t changed a single thing about their life? I’ll tell you, it’s because the secret that wasn’t told to you is that you actually have to do something toward the achievement of your goals in order to get what you want in your life.
“OOOHHHH, I actually have to DO something? I can’t just sit on the couch, watch shows about mansions and yachts and eat cheese doodles? I actually have to work for what I want in my life. That sure was a secret to me!” People said. “But what do I do? I want to be rich, and happy, and achieve my goals, but it doesn’t seem like anything like that has happened for me. I guess this stuff just doesn’t work”
NEWSFLASH! This stuff works! YOU DON’T! So wake up! Get off the couch and start putting the smack down on what you want in your life. Of course, you need to know what you want in order to actually work on it right? So where do you think a good place to start would be? How about by identifying what you want for your life!
Here is the ‘S’ in putting the smack down. Be SPECIFIC about what you want. Be specific about the steps you need to take in order to get what you want. Begin creating the life you want by being specific.
But haven’t you been specific before? Haven’t you, every year on new years day, been specific about what you want? Probably. But what you haven’t been is motivated by your why. The ‘M’ is to be MOTIVATED by your WHY. Unless what you want matters to you on a deeply personal level, you won’t maintain the motivation to achieve your goals.
The ‘A’ in the ABC’s of success has a lot to do with the ‘A’ in putting the smack down. But they aren’t the same. This ‘A’ is all about ACHIEVING. What are you achieving? Specific, Motivating steps toward your goal. Setting big goals in life isn’t a scary thing. Especially when you break them down into smaller, achievable steps. Achieve your smaller goals, and you’ll eventually achieve your major life goals.
If you have a motivational reason why, you’ll likely have the ‘C’ you need to succeed. You need to be COMMITTED! Commitment is doing what you said you would do, long after the mood you said it in has disappeared. It’s not easy to live the life you want, but it is simple! Be committed and you’ll have the life you want.
Finally, KEEP GOING! The ‘K’ is to keep going and stay in momentum. You might fall off track now and again, but you’re not derailed like a freight train, you’re a human. People make mistakes and fall off track. Just because you fail doesn’t mean you are a failure. The only way to truly fail at a goal, is to give up completely. So keep going!