Change is work…
This morning Darren Hardy posted a Brian Tracy quote on his Twitter feed…”Dress for success. Image is very important. People judge you by the way you look on the outside.” This quote supports the point I was making yesterday about YOU being a BRAND.
Many people will tell me that they are unhappy with their present life circumstances and that they want to make more money and have more success and then I look at their lives and their personal habits and how they conduct their affairs and it becomes very apparent to me why they are where they are in life. People are where they are because of WHO they are…nobody is responsible for their lot in life EXCEPT for them…and most people don’t want to hear that. Most people want to play the blame game, they want to blame their childhood, their bad marriage, their parents, and their boss and on and on and on…
BOTTOM LINE—if you don’t like where you are YOU have to change and you have to admit that no outside force is responsible for you being there.
Darren Hardy’s book ‘The Compound Effect’ (www.thecompoundeffect.com) has reinforced to me two very valuable lessons:
• YOU are ultimately responsible for everything in your life
• CONSISTENCY is KEY to successful change
Many people want to have more or make more money, however very few people are actually committed to doing whatever it takes to get those results.
I have studied success principles since I was 12 years old, I’m now 42 and I am still learning and still pushing myself to go higher and it is still hard work…I don’t see me ever stopping and I don’t see it getting any easier…