Laura and I just returned from a 10-day getaway to Disney World and I have to say – I feel GREAT!
I love to help people start businesses and live their dreams – so much that sometimes I forget what it’s like to play : )
During the plane ride back from the place where “Dreams Come True,” our 6-year old, Elina, suddenly turned around and dropped a success principle on me that Walt Disney himself would have been proud of!
Pay attention here because a 6-year old is about to teach us all something about success:
Ready? Elina practically whispered this into my ear:
“You know, sometimes there are foods I don’t really like. I just don’t like to eat them. But I do. And over time, I start to get used to them. Eventually…it’s not so bad.”
I sat there and just stared at her in amazement. Elina had just shared with me a success principle that I knew I just had to pass on to you as soon as we got back to New York.
Like all things in life, this principle can be either an ‘Achilles Heal’ or a panacea for dramatically increasing your personal development and success this year.
It’s what you do with it that makes the difference.
You see, many of us are doing things we don’t want to be doing; things that don’t bring us joy and a sense of accomplishment.
Many of us are doing things we don’t want to be doing. Things that don’t bring us joy and a sense of accomplishment.
Don’t let yourself stay stuck in a job, relationship or situation that you KNOW isn’t good for you. That doesn’t bring out your passion for life and it certainly won’t uplift the people around you.
Sure, over time you may come to see it as “not so bad.”
But at what price?
Life goes by too quickly to settle for working a lousy job, or being in an unfulfilling relationship.
Be honest with yourself too. (I’ve come to realize that a lot of my discontents stem from WITHIN and not from my partner).
Don’t settle for less than what’s great within yourself.
When you push yourself to be greater than you were yesterday, a lot of times your work, family and other relationships will ‘Magically Transform.’
That brings us to the other side of the coin with this success principle.
All successful people do things that need to be done but no one else wants to do.
Can it be uncomfortable?
ABSOLUTELY! You bet it can!
Carving out a space for your dreams and aspirations from a day that’s already filled to the brim can be like eating that vegetable you never liked (mine was spinach).
But I can assure you it gets easier.
Just do the right thing: again and again and again.
Then watch for results.
Over time, you’ll see: it’s not so bad. It’s even pretty good!
You’ll begin to believe…I can do this!
Then you’ll start succeeding in a BIG way.