Scott Adams (creator of the Dilbert comic strip) thinks of himself as "an irrational optimist". He says every project he works on has the potential to both fail AND pull a rabbit out of a hat. He considers everything a battle.
They say the worst battle is between what we know and what we feel. However, it is argued that the hardest battle is between who we are and who we want to be.
Ariana Huffington (co-founder of the Huffington Post) was rejected by 36 publishers! Talk about going to battle and staying in the fight. Her mother reminded her that "failure was not the opposite of success, it is a stepping stone to success."
1. Do you already know who you want to be? Have a plan? Is it written down?
2. There are always distractions. Have you established boundaries?
3. Have you built a reliable network of mentors you can go to?
4. Are there things in your life you can automate?
5. You can do anything, but you can't do everything. What is most important?
Do you know someone else who is fighting this hard battle? Sending a note, email or voice message to a friend or colleague can go a long way and may be the very thing that inspires them to greatness. This new person you want to be should always be a person of purpose and value.
Here's to your success!