Who and what defines you in the summer of 2015? Are you just taking every day as it comes your way with no real direction? Do you ever wonder why some other people are successful and you are not? It takes vision and a plan that you can set in motion. It is time to start re-thinking how you are using your God-given special gifts. Yes, you have them but you have been drifting. It is high time you take advantage of what you were given and then start a plan of action.
Earl Nightingale said "You become what you think about". What are you thinking about? It is time to use your gift and re-direct your vision to productivity. If you do not do that, no one is going to do it for you.
Nightingale believed that to be really successful, you needed to plant your goals in your mind. What we plant, then can be harvested and returned to us in the form of success or failure. With this in mind, be sure to plant some realistic goals. Have the determination and drive to bring those possible and positive goals to the finish line. It will take a lot of work but it will be worth it in the long run.
Embark on a search for knowledge. Get off the computer and go to the library where it is quiet and less distractive. Read about successful people and how they did things to reach their goals. Start being influenced by the right sources and successful people. Change your environment and make a fresh start.
Napoleon Hill had lived in poverty but went on to be a highly successful individual. He wrote "Think and Grow Rich". "What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve" he said. See how Nightingale was influenced by Napoleon Hill. Well he in turn was influenced by Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie believed that the process of success could be illustrated in a simple formula that could have been duplicated by the average person.
Since he was impressed by the youngger Hill, he commissioned him to interview many successful business men to discover and publish such a formula. Do and think how successful people think. Take the special gifts and use them effectively utilizing the wisdom of past successful people. Carnegie had a plan and goal and was incredibly successful in the steel industry.
Inspiration can come from past figures or from current motivational speakers such as Anthony Robbins. Put one of his recordings on at bedtime and be inspired by him as you aspire to greatness. You do not need to re-invent the wheel. It is already available. There is much you can learn from those who have climbed the ladder of success already. Today, you can also find a mentor who is willing to share some acquainted knowledge.
Now is the time to start being productive. Change your direction with a good attitude. Get on the right path. Set some goals and make it happen by taking advantage of your special gift or gifts. Just think about what you possess that is different than anyone else in the world.