What does it take to be successful in life?
Everyone wants to be successful in life. Most people think that success is a straight linear path that you follow from point A to point B. The truth is the path can be filled with lots of unexpected detours along the way.
So, I want to ask you one very important question for today.
The question is “What are you feeding yourself single day?”
Because the reality of it is we’re eating, we’re consuming information every single day — whether we’re watching or we’re looking with our eyes, whether we’re hearing with our ears, whether we’re speaking with our mouths or other people are talking to us — we are consuming information.
So, one thing that I want to say to all of you that have goals and aspirations, if you have a worthwhile goal or aspiration, everything you do in your life has to be in alignment with what you’re trying to accomplish.
For example, you’re not going to accomplish the goals you want, if you have to remain positive, if all you’re doing is watching the news every single day. I watch the news every now and then, but everybody knows the news has a lot of horrible information. And that negative energy feeds into your mindset.
So when you’re trying to have a positive mindset, trying to be driven, energetic, energized, and trying to accomplish goals, that’s not going to work. So what we watch is very important.
Are you really looking at things that are going to inspire you to be successful — looking at other people accomplish things? Or are you spending 2-3 hours on Netflix. I love Netflix. Don’t get me wrong. But you gotta remember what are your eyes set on? What are you watching? What are you consuming every single day?
And what we hear too. So often, so many times, we’re hearing a bunch negative junk, negative garbage. All these different things that feed into our mindset, feed into our psyche, and it really has a negative effect on our opportunity for success.
So, what are you listening to? What type of negative drama, what type of gossip, what types of thing that aren’t pertaining to the goals you want to achieve are you listening to?
Another thing, what are people saying to you? Are they speaking things about other people? Are they talking down to you? Are they putting you in a mental state where it’s not allowing you to focus on the goals that you want to achieve?
More importantly, what are you saying to yourself?
The most important conversation that you will have every single day is the conversation that you have with yourself.
So, what are your thoughts every day when you wake up in the morning?
Is it “I can do it. I’m going to do something today that brings me one step closer to my goals”? Or are you thinking about the argument that you have with the spouse the night before? Or the friend that hasn’t called you in a week?
What are you thinking about? What is on your mind in the morning, afternoon and before you go to bed. Every single night, what are you saying? What’s the conversation like? What’s the dialogue internally that nobody else hears but you?
Is it “I’m a loser. I’ll never be successful.” ? Is it “I know I’ll be successful. I’m becoming more successful each and every day”?
These are the things that we don’t really think about that you really need to consider. What are you feeding yourself every single day?
Here’s my suggestion to you.
Find yourself a routine a space where you’re constantly consuming the information that is in alignment with your goals.
If it’s a book, read a book that shows you or it helps you sharpen your skills or that inspires you to go and pursue that goal that you want to pursue.
If it’s a person or a mentor, make sure it’s somebody that is even more successful than you like to be that you draw inspiration from. I often say if it’s five people that you’re around, you want to be the weakest link in the room and what I mean by that is you want to look at everybody else who’s accomplished so many different things to the point where you feel like you’re slacking and that may not be the case, but what that does, it pushes you to excel even more than you already are excelling.
So again, the question is “What are you feeding yourself every day?”
And if it’s not in alignment with the goals that you want accomplish, now it’s time to make some changes.