By: D. A. Slinkard
The first five months of 2021 are now complete, and there are a mere seven months remaining in this year. What do the past five months say about your current year? Are you getting the results you hoped for? Are you barely getting by? Only you can answer this question, but you must be honest and open with yourself. The world has been interrupted since last year because of the corona virus and we have yet to return to normal. Will we soon? Who knows, but we cannot worry about the things we cannot change. We need to focus on what we can change and make the necessary adjustments to hit our desired results.
In the last article, I wrote about having the right approach and that today is the day for you to make the necessary changes in your life. Have you started implementing these changes? If not, what is it going to take for you to make the necessary changes in your life to finally be able to achieve your desired results? It has been my experience that people do not take the necessary action to raise themselves up out of their current situation. What steps and actions do you need to take? Just because something is hard does not mean it is not worth doing.
You have seven months left to make something out of your year, and if you are not careful, the seven months is going to dwindle down to just looking forward to the following year. Go ahead and decide how the rest of your year is going to play out. Go ahead and decide now whether you are going to be the hero or the zero with the time you have remaining. Are you going to do something great to make your family proud or are you going to be all right with achieving the same old mediocre results as in years past? Sadly, too many people are going to be all right with just barely doing enough to get by.
Only you can decide how this year is going to end for you, and I already know the majority of people are going to end up making excuses why they cannot get motivated to make the necessary changes they already know need to be made. Many people have already given up on this year when they should be motivated to make something out of each day. Why give up now when you have so much time left? That is just it, though, a person must realize they have something worth fighting for. What are the things worth fighting for in your life? Take the time to name that which is important to you. You may surprise yourself when you realize how much you do have worth fighting for.
In my life, the thing worth fighting for is my desire to provide for my wife and my daughters. These three individuals are the motivation I need to find success. What motivation do you have? What motivating force do you have for people who would want to see you succeed in 2021? Take the time and think about these people. Take the time and think about your motivational reasons and then implement a plan to achieve your desired results. However, many people struggle with this concept right here because we all know what we want to achieve, yet not everyone is willing to do what is required to achieve those results.
It is not too late to make something out of 2021, but you must make the conscious decision to do something today. It does not matter what you have done or have not done thus far in 2021, these things are all in the past. The only thing you can focus in on now is the future and what lies ahead for you. Do not get caught up on what you have not accomplished, and start thinking about what you will accomplish. Go ahead and determine your motivation for the remainder of this year, and then make the decision to just do it. The biggest mistake people make in life is they fail to make the decision to just do it. They try to plan, plan, plan, but they never take the time to just go do it. If you want success, just make it happen and stop putting off today what needed to be done yesterday. You can achieve what you want, but it is going to take effort and work to achieve success.
By: D. A. Slinkard
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