Dreams and goals are essential to becoming a successful leader!
If you are aspiring to be a leader you need to have a strong desire to lead as your starting point.
David Haines our guest author today really nails how to set up yourself as a successful leader if your goals and dreams are to become one.
“Since thoughts are truly things, I can see why most people never get what they want. Most people have their minds fixed in the past. They long for days gone by or they want it to be like it used to be. I’ve been guilty of this for the latter part of my life. But recently I’ve realized that I’ve begun to change. I didn’t really notice it until the other day. I was driving down the street and I saw a couple of teenagers standing there, holding each other and looking into each other’s eyes, obviously in love. Normally I would look at young love like that and I would feel an ache to go back to those times, when things were fresh and new. The discovery of new love. That feeling in the pit of your stomach that was only relieved when you’re holding the other person.
From now on, I choose to focus on what CAN BE RIGHT NOW! And let’s not get sucked into the trap of hoping you can have it in the future either. You can’t get to the future without going through right now, and the decisions you make right now will set up your future. So what do you want RIGHT NOW? Focus on that. Realize that you have it, it’s yours. Right now!
One last point I want to make to you about all this, is your thinking about the future. You know, with all these changes that I’ve experienced lately, one of the things I decided to do away with in my vocabulary are the words “Going To.” I’m “going to” lose weight. I’m “going to” hit that certain pin level. I’m “going to” learn how to speak publicly. I’m “going to”, “going to”, “going to!”
NO MORE! I am plain and simple doing it! “Going To” gives you a way out. It’s not a decision, it’s a wish. Stop wishing! I’ve decided that I will just do it, AND THEN tell everyone about it! I like that much better, and it keeps me in the NOW, not the future.
So if thoughts are things, what are YOU thinking about Right Now?
Love in Abundance!