I'm back with day two of my alphabet challenge. The three words that I'm going for with letter B are Believe, Bravery and balance: so, what do I mean by that?
I will start with believe, so whenever you are thinking of starting a business or whenever you’re thinking of doing anything new in life you have to start with belief, believing in what you are doing, believing in yourself.
It may be a difficult road ahead, trust me it will be so much easier if you can believe that you can achieve whatever you want to do, no matter how ambitious.
And yes by the way, make the goal ambitious and just start. So, believe in yourself believe in the capabilities that you have and where you don't know; as they say wing it until you know it. The most important thing is believing.
The second word is bravery, it takes a lot of courage and bravery to do anything that is new. A lot of people get stuck where they are. They're not happy but they just get stuck there because they don’t feel brave enough to take that step. So just start, just begin, you have an idea? start working towards it.
I'm not saying you start straightway, like you have an idea today and you start your business straight, you quit your job and get another one straight away.
What I'm talking about is having the ability to plan for yourself. You start with saying ok; this is what I would like to do, set yourself a target. Set yourself a goal for maybe 12 months ahead and say to yourself on that day. I will have achieved A B and C, then start working towards whatever the goal is that you have set yourself. Be brave enough to meet any challenges that come because challenges will be there.
Somebody that I trust so much Brendon Burchard always says when new opportunities come work beckon. So you have to be ready to do the work, you have to be ready to face all the difficulties and usually you will find that before you get to the end. There's A, B, C and D that's not working as you planned from the beginning.
It's ok be flexible enough to change your plans but make sure that you're brave enough to go through it, because if you don’t, you will always wonder what it would have been if you had achieved. However, if you begin and you just get on with it because your plan didn’t materialise, at least you can say I tried. I gave it my best shot.
This brings me to the third word and that's balance. You have to make sure that there's balance in your life, so that you don't end up burning yourself out and trust me I have been there when you burn out. You start wondering, you even forget where you left the pen that you're holding your hand. Make sure that you balance the goals. Make sure you balance the plans that you have with giving yourself enough time to rest.
Take a good night sleep and enough rest, whatever that is to you, it's all different for many people, they’re people that need more sleep than others but just follow whatever works for you, in terms of balancing your plans and balancing time for those around you. If you just contrite on your goal leaving out time for others.
You will find that you are on your own on the other side and all the friends all the family, you had have moved on. This may be because you didn't give them enough time, you're probably too busy with whatever you were planning. So… balance, balance, balance. That's important and you just must do it.
So, there we go those are my three words for today. I shall see you again tomorrow. Just remember:
· You must believe, believe in yourself, believe in whatever it is that the plan.
· You have to be brave because it takes bravery to go through and do anything in life.
· You must Balance, remember to give yourself enough time to rest, because when you start a new project, it can be hard work and it might take up a lot of your hours, just remember to give yourself time to play have fun while you do it and that's the only way you're going to survive it because if you take life too seriously you will start getting frustrated if you don’t achieve your goal quickly, you will start to think it is not a good idea and give up.
Remember every plan can be changed, you don't have to be perfect and you take care now and I'll speak to you again soon, thank you.
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