- Accept responsibility for your own life.
I have observed that when most people get stuck, they try to blame others for their difficulties. However, the truth is that the older you get, the more responsible you become for your circumstances. Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility… Think about your life – where are you shirking responsibility or playing the victim? Have you blamed others for bad choices you made in life? Are you failing to follow through on anything that you know you should be doing? Are you doing things that you should never have agreed to do? Is your definition of success and happiness equal with fulfilling the expectations of others around you? Getting out of a rut begins with the acknowledgement that you must make the choices to do so.
- Know what you want and where you want to be.
I know a lot of people who hoped and dreamed of being successful, but their goals never become more specific than that. You must define where you want to go and what you want in life; it is not guaranteed that you will reach your goals or achieve your visions, but if you don’t define them, it’s almost certain that you will reach nowhere. What are you going to spend your life for? Is it something you really want to do? Have you given yourself a clear target? Have you developed and written out long term visions? If not, you need to.
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