post written by: Marc Chernoff
One Decision that Changes Everything
This guest post was written by Alex, author of Unleash Reality.
Mmmm. YUM. Sounds good doesn’t it?
And yet very few people ever live to become the success story they dream about.
Because all successful people have one excruciatingly simple thing in common.
And it’s the only thing that’s stopping you from being insanely, abundantly, super successful.
Successful people take action.
“Take action? Yeah, right!” It sounds too simple, doesn’t it?
Yeah, it does. But don’t be fooled. It is that simple. So before you stop reading this and go back to your blurry life of mediocrity, listen up.
Most people live in a complete daze. Actually, they don’t LIVE. They just ‘get by’ because they never take the necessary action to make things happen – to seek their dreams. Does this sound like someone you know?
But successful people…
They’re ALIVE. They make things happen because they take action.
They have that look in their eyes – undiluted determination and infinite appetite for possibility.
They live in constructive flow, always looking for a way – always taking the next logical step.
When you constructively move forward with a positive outlook on life, all of the self-induced barriers dissolve and you get out of your own way. Nothing feels impossible and you see potential and possibility in everything because you’re not limiting your focus with destructive negativity.
Successful people constantly live in a state of productive positivity. They don’t settle and they aren’t scared to fail. They try, and fail, and try again until they succeed. Because they know it’s possible, even if they haven’t yet figured out how.
Everything they do is soaked in a deep personal desire to move things forward.
They live for the feeling of accomplishment. You know this feeling…
It’s the feeling of complete immersion in what you’re doing – when you tickle your own brilliance and the distinction between ‘you’ and the task at hand blurs until it’s complete. It’s those moments when you’re taking action and constructively flowing with life instead of aimlessly stumbling through it.
I know you’ve felt it. Maybe not often enough, but you have.
In every situation there is always a ‘most constructive’ path to choose.
Whether you’re running a business, having a conversation, walking down the street and see someone you’d like to meet, or even just entertaining yourself by browsing online – there’s always a constructive path.
Ask yourself, “What can I do right now that will make me more successful in my own eyes?”
The interesting thing is that as you ask yourself this question, little electrochemical fireworks explode in your mind and illuminate your entire being with the feeling of what success will be like. Your mind automatically cycles through all the possible situations that will result from the different choices for an action that you take.
So ask yourself the question and think about what will help you move forward with your goals. Immerse yourself in thought. What is it that you really want? And what choice can you make right now that will help you get one step closer?
After awhile your mind will become trained to subconsciously think about success, so when you have a little time and are deciding what to do, that image of success that came up will poke its head into your plans and make you think twice about zoning out in front of the T.V.
Sure, sometimes it’ll be a small action like reading a book, but momentum builds and as you begin to feel the possibilities for success, you’ll stop limiting what you deem ‘possible’ and you start taking on bigger projects and more promising endeavors.
And as you do it more and more, it becomes less of a question and more of an overall state of being where all you will want to do is move forward towards success. And it feels really good. It brings purpose into your life.
And it doesn’t have to be just material success – deciding to read for pleasure, meditate, exercise, or spend time with a loved one are all valid decisions toward success. The definition of success, after all, is up to you.
But more than anything, success hinges on the simple act of making a decision to live – to absorb yourself in the process of going after your goals.
So make that decision…
And take action.
Also, check out these best selling books on taking action:
- Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
- Focal Point: A Proven System to Simplify Your Life, Double Your Productivity, and Achieve All Your Goals
- Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
Photo by: Thomas Hawk