“You become what you think about all day long.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
What is your obsession? What keeps you awake, powerfully awake?
Think about some powerful leaders who are obsessed with their goal. Not just being passionate about their goal, obsessed with achieving their goal. Think Elon Musk, obsessed with making Tesla succeed. Steve Jobs was obsessed with making Apple the best at what it does. Jeff Bezos and Amazon, there is an obsession behind those doors.
Game changers are more than just passionate about their dreams, they are obsessed with them. Their drive makes those dreams come true.
So, what are you obsessed with? What drives you each day beyond excuses and fears? How often does fear enter your thoughts and drive back your dreams? Are you just getting by or is there something you really want to do that is a game changer?
“When faced with two equally tough choices, most people choose the third choice: to not choose.
― Jarod Kintz
What stops more people from achieving their desired results than anything else? It is the inability to make a choice. People make choices all of the time but when asked what they want from life, they hesitate. Maybe you do as well. What do you really want? Living the life you really want comes down to making choices.
One of the more popular questions I get asked is “How do I make a decision?” And maybe it isn’t how to make a decision it is how to commit to that decision once it is made. Decisions often require some level of risk. To do one thing I give up something else, or do I?
The challenging part of making a decision is living with the decision that is made. The second guessing of the decision or the fact that there was a cost to the decision in the first place leaves many wondering if it was the right choice. Be prepared to commit to the decision whatever it is before you make the decision. Believe that your decision is correct and set your expectations accordingly.
What decisions do you want to make? How will you make them? How long will it take to make the decision? What will it take to commit to that decision?
Listen to a commencement speech by Jeff Bezos (Amazon.com founder) and answer the questions. What do you want your answers to be?