To be in command of your destiny is limited to a desire for most people
If you’re not in command of your destiny, who are then managing your future? Let’s start with this provocative question before going through what really decides if you are in command of your destiny or not.
Two different approaches divide people into two separate groups:
1) People who let things happen
2)People who decide what will happen
Two follow-up questions: 1) To be in command of your destiny, to which group do you need to belong 2) Honestly, to which group do you belong right now?
In one of my very first articles almost four years ago, habits and determination are the key words for success. Add planning to the group of keywords, and you’ll very much have the formula for success in life. Now, where to start to get it right?
Let your passion be the ignition for your plan
The quality of your plan that must be the foundation for any project will always be a reflection of the passion you have. To make a plan for something that you don’t like or are committed to will always result in a poor strategy.
You must have a burning interest for what you’re going to do, something that you’re thinking about around the clock, continuously trying to enrich. Your idea can never be “good enough,” but your passion is a driver that never to stop thinking about improvements and further development.
To get the plan down to something that you can use as a tool, there are certain elements that never can be missing. Get it right from the beginning, and the continuation will be much more natural.
Your habits can be a blocker or the path to success
What is a habit?
You can’t describe it better in a few words than the way Mahatma Gandhi view it.
“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”
On the third line in the above quote, it's where the action starts. Whatever action you take it will soon turn into a habit. It will be a sort of routine if you like. We, as humans love routines because it automatically creates a comfort zone within which we feel comfortable.
So far so good, if your routine or habit provides good values and that you proceed towards the right destiny, the goal of your entire project. Many stay in their comfort zone for life without even being aware of it.
It’s when you try and try but only fail over and over again. There is nothing wrong with that, as long as you try different things all the times. Failure is one of the many characteristics of successful people. Thomas Edison’s trial and error method to invent the electric light bulb is an excellent example of how failures finally can lead to success.
If you conclude that you need to change a habit to be in command of your destiny, you don’t break the bad habit but replace it with a good one.
Determination – when it all happens
Determination and habits are very much linked together. It’s a kind of taking action on your defined habit. You focus, you make changes or just little fine tunings, try again and again and again. You’ll never give up, and at the end, you’ll reach your goal.
You can find good examples with proper determinations in any niche. You’ll see it in the sports world, in the business world and even in the personal lifestyles.
Again, your obstacle always being there is the comfort zone. Trying new things and new approaches frame the route to be in command of your destiny.
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.” - Albert Einstein
Time is always an “invisible” variable that “kills” the whole project or at least get it delayed. How to deal with that? To start with, stop lying for yourself!
“I had no time.”
“The time flies.”
The time doesn’t fly. It goes on with the evenest pace you can imagine. Moreover, you have 24 hours every single day. What is happening is that you’re not focusing on the right things, or not prioritizing correctly.
When you’ve got your plan in place, and when you know how to handle habits and determination, you can move to the thrilling part of your success pattern.
Take Command of Your Destiny by Using These 7 Steps
As there are tons of articles out there describing how to be successful, you are of course asking what is best to do? Some are better than others. It’s all comes down to opinions. So, to be neutral and let the truth be the leading star, what could be better than to base it all on facts?
Harvey Williams exposes figures and facts about how the famous and the wealthiest people in the world are doing it. Read his article, “Habits of the Rich and Successful People.”
The 7 steps to take
The truth about the wealthiest people in the world is that they are ordinary people like you and me. However, they all are doing this, as Harvey Williams shows with figures:
- Routines and habits – It’s essential to follow strict routines in certain areas
- Set realistic goals – Goal-setting is an important process and should be made based on realism, but challenging at the same time
- Love for reading – Wealthy and successful people read every day. After all, reading is part of the so crucial and continuing education. It would be best if you always are up to date what is working right now in your business.
- Time priorities – As mentioned earlier, you have 24 hours per day, and you can not do everything. Delegate work that you can let other people do. Spend less time watching TV or surfing the web.
- Delayed gratification – “Go after the big fishes,” meaning that you shouldn’t settle for the immediate and probably small earning. If correctly done, there should be higher expectations in the funnel. In online marketing, the recurring income and high ticket sales are key to a “millionaire attitude.”
- Over-deliver – Whatever you provide to your audience always deliver more than what is expected from you. This is something that successful and wealthy people always do.
- Avoid debts – It’s a big difference to be living with debts than to strategically finance a project. Debts will always limit your possibilities for actions according to your plan, and in a worst-case scenario, you can go bankrupt. Always keep an eagle eye on your cash-flow.
Would You Like to be in Command of Your Destiny Starting Today?
When I first learned about the profile of wealthy and successful people in the world, then I found that the list, and no matter from where comes the list comes, it always have entrepreneurs, business owners and self-employed people on the top.
While doing my own analysis of why it is like that, pretty soon I came to the conclusion:
It’s close to impossible to be aligned with the 7 characteristics mentioned earlier if you are an employee. Pretty shocking!
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