Recently I attended the National Achievers Congress in Sydney. The first speaker on the first day, of the three day event, was motivation expert and life coach, Anthony Robbins.
Anthony talked about a lot of things over the 4 and a half hours that he was on stage but one of the things that stuck out to me most was his thoughts about ‘standards’.
He said that “We always get what we MUST have – not what we ‘should’ have. We all live by our standards.”
A good example of this is people’s income. If you have a job that pays you $40,000 per year then that is your standard. If it was a MUST for you to be earning $100,000 per year, then you would find a way.
Anthony went on to say, “Change your MUST and you change your whole life.”
If you and I are to look around us, then we can judge our own standards. Don’t like what you see? Then there’s only one thing that needs to change. You!
Jim Rohn was one of the most successful business persons of the 20th century. In a live recording, he reflected on his life and said that during his first 6 economic years he was in debt and behind on his promises. Then, the second 6 year period of his economic life he became a millionaire!
What changed? Was it a change in government, less taxes, a new job, a pay rise, a more supportive family, etc?
No, it was none of those external things. Only one thing changed. Jim Rohn changed. His philosophy changed and he took the same resources he always had around him and became a millionaire.
Success in inside every one of us. What success means to you and me is totally different, however, whatever your definition of success is, you CAN achieve it. But it must start with you. It has to be a MUST in your life.
If you haven’t decided what it is you want to achieve out of life… start right now! The last thing you want to happen to you is to get to the end of your life and wonder what happened to the time?!
Get out a piece of paper and write what it is you want to achieve by the end of your life. Do you want to have happy family relationships? Do you want to own your own home? Do you want to be able to play the piano? Do you want to have travelled the world?
Whatever your goals are, write them down. Look at them and decide that they are a must in your life and that you will achieve them. This is the first and a very important step.
If something is a must for you, then you will find a way to do it. There is a popular saying, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear”. This is very true. Just by identifying your goals and committing to yourself that you will achieve them, a door will be opened for you.