A couple weeks ago was the Power of Positive Summit that featured about 40 authors and speakers. The videos sent out over 10 days were awesome and I know that some of you were able to see the valuable lessons taught from some great leaders. For those of you who didn’t participate in the summit, I will probably share a few of my favorite lessons over the next few weeks.
Rory Vaden is a co-founder of Southwestern Consulting and best-selling author of Take the Stairs. We have big ideas of what we want our future to be. We have dreams that we want to achieve. For some reason, we struggle to follow through with the things we want to do in life. I came across a study last week that said one of the biggest regrets people have at the end of their life is not reaching their full potential.
People are upset because they felt they could have done more with their life. I know that I don’t want to die knowing that I could have done so much more with my life. A big roadblock to reaching our full potential is not doing what we know we should do, aka procrastination. Rory shared his simple steps to accomplishing things that we struggle with: You think it, you speak it, you act, and it happens. Simple, right?
Sometimes we overcomplicate how to accomplish a goal. Let’s say you want to buy a new car. First, think about that goal. Speak that goal out loud to yourself and people you trust to hear your goals. Then act and start saving money to make it happen. Eventually you will have enough money to buy a new car.
I know that you think about your goals. Have you spoken them out loud to yourself? Start listening to yourself because you actually have good things to say. Your voice isn’t only meant for others. I won’t judge you if I see you giving yourself a pep talk in the mirror. If you are comfortable sharing your goals with others, share them with people who will support you. I have my hype men that I go to who will get me excited about accomplishing a goal. Speak your goals into existence.
The hardest stage to jump to is action. Once you speak your goals, start acting. Take the steps necessary to achieve it. The longer you wait the harder it will be to act. Hesitation increases fear. Once you act, something will happen. It may not be the result you desire, but you will see a result. If you don’t get the result you want, start again. Think, Speak, Act.
Now, you can’t just speak into existence running a sub-4 mile. Some goals need smaller goals in between. Break down your goals into steps that need to be reached on your way to bigger goals. Think about the first step, speak the first step, and act on it. Repeat that for each step after that.
How can you be a better leader? Think that you will become a better leader. Speak those thoughts. Take action and you will become a better leader. How can you be positive in a world of negativity? Think it. Speak it. Act upon it.
You can accomplish those goals on your heart.
Think. Speak. Act.
I appreciate you.