On the 8th of September 2015, I attended the National Achievers Congress 2015 in Sydney. The event comprised of reputable and highly successful guest speakers that shared their entrepreneurial experiences and outlined tools to their success.
I listened to Michelle Bridges who had a passion for fitness since she was 14 years old, Patrick Grove that recognised an untapped demand for IT solutions in Singapore at the age of 24, Garry Robert who is now an international best selling author and publisher worth up to $100 million a year, once called an illiterate, to name a few.
Fact is, learning never ends. It’s about finding what it is you want, plan for it, set a benchmark to reach it, and persist on it. Michelle expressed the below points:
A) Your past does not define your future.
So, what are you prepared to change today?B) Resistance = Persistence.
What you resist continues to persist.
C) Consistency is crucial.
Let’s touch base on Adam Markel, an American peak potential, CEO & Author. He discussed the blessings in life. The simple fact that you are healthy enough to be breathing, walking and talking makes you wealthier than most.
I found most interesting his definition of friends. He said, good friends are enablers, they say what you what you want to hear, great friends tell you what you DON’T want to hear. How lucky am I, I’ve got plenty of great friends, hmm.
Deep down, your five year old self is still embedded within. Our drive to want to have fun is consistently present, it’s the most authentic and creative part in us so we hunger for it. Though, it’s not always rosy, success comes with pain and struggle, whatever it’s personal, financial, or other. To progress one must pivot, implement small adjustments to make a big future.
He mentioned that settling is rather normal, it’s our comfort zone, a natural state of mind, one that must be shaken up. T. Harve Eker, the author of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind says “How you do anything, is how you do everything” – isn’t that true.
We are programmed to think and act a certain way, but the secret to living is giving. Ultimately, to maximize your full potential, it come down to this:
– Have a ritual: Dig the positives, even in your darkest moments.
– Invest time in you and your education to make incremental improvements.
– Build a healthy relationship with yourself and those around you, we don’t live alone.
– Create an unstoppable team: Associate with those that pull you up when you are down, lead you, guide, support and genuinely want the best for you.
Goals are our dreams with a deadline. So here’s my challenge to you, what do you want?