In a recent interview, when asked what he does in his spare time, Elon Musk said, “usually it’s work more.” Without a doubt, success is hard work. Most of us are not willing to put in the required work to reach the heights of success like Elon Musk.
Many people I coach have specific goals they want to achieve. Some are held back contained within their comfort zone. Others never test their limits because they just aren’t willing to put in the effort.
Successful people tend to be very focused and intent on achieving their goal. What we look at someone that is highly successful, we sometimes don’t see the sacrifice they have made. They may have sacrificed time, money, relationships, or hobbies.
Successful people still have those things. But along their journey they gave up something to stay focused on their goal.
We all want success, but there is a limit to how much we are ready to sacrifice. Having a limit is fine. Knowing that sacrifice is required, and our limit, shouldn’t we be able to make better decisions?
You want to have a great day today? Tony Robbins said, “Although we cannot always control the events in our lives, we can always control our response to them, and the actions we take as a result.” It is true we cannot control all of the obstacles around us, but we can take control of our day in regard to the three A’s: attitude, awareness, and action.
1. Attitude: Your attitude is 100% within your control. Don’t let outside influences define your attitude. It can be so easy to let yourself get depressed, frustrated, or even angry because of your circumstances. But don’t let it happen. The day will only be as good as your own attitude.
2. Awareness: Make today special. What is on your agenda? How can you make the most of it? Every day is unique. Every day has the opportunity to be very significant and very successful. Become aware of your opportunities every day.
3. Action: You don’t accomplish your goals without action. If you are waiting for something to happen, don’t. What is the best action you can take today that will help you achieve your goals? Do it. Make it a priority. Don’t let yourself be distracted from accomplishing your main goal today.
Do the three A’s seem too simple to be effective? Keeping things simple can help us be more consistent. Focus on the three A’s a during your day, every day, and you will enjoy a lot more great days!