“The greatest value in life is not what you get. The greatest value in life is what you become.”Jim Rohn
What you become is far more important than what you get. We always tend to think of what we are getting from what we’re doing. Instead, you should think of what am I becoming? and therefore what you become directly influences what you get. Simply, most of what you have today, attracted by the person you became today.
The first step or first question you should ask yourself is what person you want to become? Where you want to be in one year, five or ten years time? You should have a vision and remember that there is no such thing as luck in life, only opportunities exist.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.Seneca
Your best practice to be prepared is by creating a personal development plan (PDP). It is your road map toward the best version of you. It is going to take you out of your comfort zone; therefore a Solid Mindset is needed.
I believe we all have desires and dreams, but few only have definite goals and plans. Start NOW to define who you want to be, and where you are going to be in a specific period of time, How to do that comes later. Remember the following saying:
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.”Les Brown
"You are the Pilot of your own ship; your goals and plans are the sailors who guide you through the difficulties to reach the new land." - F.S.
We born to run, and if we slow down or give up we die, spiritually at least. So your physical fitness and your health have a lot to do with your development, your energy, your attitude and your wining spirit. Make sure it is part of your PDP.
Look at a role model and get inspired. It is a vital element in your PDP to understand how successful people made it. Read, follow, and practice in order to create your own style and the right behaviors. Learning new skills is essential.
Excel on what you are doing until you master it. Now it is highly important to keep on doing what your doing on a daily basis, even if they are not aligned with your map. But it is part of your journey, part of developing your character and it is part of the choices you have made. Be responsible.
Whatever your condition is, never look back. Past is important if we only learn from. Applying the learning and skills acquired from different experiences is wise. Take an action NOW, it is never too late.
You need to accept that your decisions are not going to be always right and they can lead to failures, especially at the beginning of your journey whereas your vision still vague. Failure then is not the opposite of success, it is part of it as described by Arianna Hyffington.
By having your road map ready on the table, you’re good to go. Here is my secret recipe for you. Press here.
An advice from an old explorer: During the trip you should always keep on following a set of guidelines:
- Follow the route: you will face lots of distractions and you rich a point where people even part your family and friends start to doubt your thinking, even you start to doubt yourself. Stay Focused.
- Monitor your progress: that is an essential element to keep you motivated and keep your sailors alive.
- Take ownership: of what your are doing, decisions you are making. Be courageous.
- Monitor your goals and plans, and always be ready for new turns and dangerous waves. Be Resilient.
- Monitor yourself. Keep your head up and be proud of what you have done so far.
And finally remember to enjoy the journey. Have a nice and fruitful one . . .