It’s like Albert Einstein once said, “Life is like a bicycle. You have to keep going to keep your balance”. But, easier said than done you might argue as the truth is that life, sometimes it gets hard. Sometimes things happen without us really knowing why and in those times, it is hard to motivate yourself to do everything you want to do, can do, and should do. In order to succeed and know what you can do to regain desire, passion and willpower, you must first discover why you are stalling.
The solution is often much closer than most of us think. It’s just a matter of knowing where to look. Today, we’ll bring you some solutions that will let you unleash your power and energy to move forward.
Don’t Blindly Fixate on Your Possible Lack of Education
You don’t always have to spend many extra years in school to get good at what you want. Sometimes education is very overrated. Sometimes there are shortcuts. Talent, enthusiasm, hard work and willpower can go a long way. Very far! Find out what you want and start looking for your shortcuts. The most important thing is to be flexible, courageous and creative.
Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
Don’t imagine that everyone else is so much better than you. The reason many of those you look up to are more successful than you are is often due to better patience and a different attitude.
Take Your Dream Seriously
Dreams are essential. Therefore, always make sure you pursue your dream until you have succeeded in achieving it – or change your dream. The most important thing is to make sure you still have one.
He who waits for something good, always waits too long. He who waits for better times, or a better time, always waits in vain. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for your dream job or if you meet the great love of your life. You never get anywhere by just waiting. Look at a hunter. How many times have you seen a moose willingly approach the hunter? If you’ve never taken the initiative before, learn to do so now. Instead,:
- Change your attitude and behavior.
- Be responsive, creative and active.
- Create opportunities instead of waiting for them.
Stop Making the Same Old Mistakes
Everyone fails sometimes. There are no exceptions. Don’t knead what has been. Put your failures behind you, but only after you learn something from them.
6. Accept the Rules of the Game
Life is like a roller coaster. Don’t expect anything else. Sometimes it goes up, sometimes it goes down. When everything is crappy and you think nothing can get worse, sometimes it does. But then it suddenly goes back up and sometimes there seems to be no ceiling for happiness and success. That’s just the way it is. Accept it.
Work to Live. Don’t Live to Work
This is a simple but vital rule. No one thanks you for tearing yourself apart prematurely and lying on a drip before you’re even 30. Don’t think you’ll be noticed and praised for struggling silently year after year. The truth is that you can kill yourself in the hopes of a higher salary and promotion without anyone noticing or getting paid for the effort. There are always more important things in life than work!
Think for Yourself and Don’t Apologize for Wanting to Accomplish Things
Bragging is ugly, but if you are good at something, talk about it, but do it with finesse. Don’t be afraid to show that you have achieved something. Dare to take a stand and dare to take for yourself. Make yourself known if you want to get somewhere. If you want something, take it. Don’t wait for someone to offer it to you.
There you go! With those 8 tips, you should be well geared to keep going when the going gets tough. Are you going through hard moments right now? How are you dealing with those? Share everything with us in the comments below.