Success doesn’t happen overnight but over time
Success is never instant. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or a professional, the road to success is not without long nights and sacrifice. But these make you tougher, prepare you for bigger goals.
My very first TV script was given to someone else to voice over. While I felt bad, it did not discourage me and instead pushed me to be better. I constantly studied, practiced and, before I was 30 years old, I became a news anchor. I am proud to say that I never left field reporting, which became my strength.
I was not content to be a news reader. I worked hard, was determined and I persevered. I worked long hours and strove to give my best. This was because I loved what I did. I knew my purpose and I was very passionate. But I was also patient. Good work always gets noticed as long as it is consistent.
Setting clear goals
Psychologists believe that setting goals “helps trigger new behaviors, helps guides your focus and helps you sustain that momentum in life.”
Manifesting or creating a vision for the future has also gained popularity in the past years as people are taking control of their own happiness and lives. According to Google Trends, the past five years have seen a spike in interest and searches for the word “manifesting.”
Once you’ve got that clear vision of what you want to do in life, prepare yourself by being a sponge and absorbing everything there is to learn about your chosen path. Be ready to do the hard work because there’s just no substitute for it. Be diligent. Also seek a mentor or mentors, those who can guide you along the way.
Starting with a plan
Having a plan is crucial because it motivates you and keeps you going when the going gets tough. For instance, my goal was to have a show about business. From conceptualizing it to having it finally go on air was a long, tedious process. So, it is very important to have clarity in your personal purpose because this is why you get up every morning, it is what drives you.
If your goal is to live a financially comfortable life, then you have to plan the trajectory of your career, your income and investments. But also be prepared for the unexpected things in life or not getting what you want. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice from experts.
In my life, sometimes not getting what I set myself to get turned out to be a blessing—and having gratitude gives you the right mindset to receive the unexpected.
Don’t let disappointments dishearten you. Adjust and look for other opportunities, learn from your mistakes, and try to connect the dots. Maybe you were so single-minded about a certain goal that you failed to see other opportunities that will enrich and challenge you even more.
In your own journey towards manifesting your dreams, always remember that life is a big adventure, don’t forget to have fun and to celebrate your little victories. Always keep in mind that the journey is as important as the destination.
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