Yes, I said it. Be the change you want to see in the world. Ever heard of that one before. I’m sure you have, but has it set in yet? Probably not. Now what can we change to see the change? Lets start with an example. A friend of mine has dreams of owning his own plumbing company. He had been working for a large national plumbing company for many years. However he always knew he could do the same thing and have his name on those all those service vans. He quit his 9-5 and now owns brentwoodstarplumbing.com which he has been taking service calls from for a few months now. He has no choice but to be successful with his new endeavor. That consistent check from the Lee company is not coming in the mail anymore.
Nick decided to be the change he wanted to see in the world. It started with a dream, and now he is living that dream out. Now, it may not be pretty in the beginning. Customers do not just come to you out of the blue asking for business. He is taking a big risk, being that the majority of small business’s do not make it past 3 years without going under. Coincidentally, it takes most business’s 3 years to break even and start turning a profit.
What are some steps you can take to achieve you dreams? Do you have aspects about yourself that you wish to change or perhaps be better at? I can say yes and will most likely always say yes to those questions. There is always something we can change within, to become a better version of ourselves. Whether that means quitting your 9-5 to start your own plumbing company like Nick did or just getting up and hour early to write down your goals and dreams, you can begin to start generating the habits to become the change you want to see. Let me give you a list of what I want to see a change in regarding my own life.
- Waking up at 6am every morning, regardless of what time I went to sleep the night before
- Writing down my goals everyday, and making actionable steps to achieve them
- Exercising and stretching everyday, either running or lifting weights
- Reading more books, becoming a scholar
- Creating multiple streams of income for myself and family
- Becoming financially independent
These are just a few of my goals that I can become better at. Small disciplines create large returns in the long run. If I can become a master of my waking state then I can achieve goals I never thought possible. This is a belief I have about the world we live in. Never give up on your goals. It’s not worth it. Never surrender to the status quo, it’s not worth it. If you start with the small goals, like getting up an hour early each day until you hit 6am, then you can move down the list, like exercising every morning. By reaching you first goal of getting up earlier you will be setting yourself up for success when it comes to having the time to exercise.
Meet you goals, and never give up.