Updated: Dec 5, 2019
We're all looking for that one big move. When we think of creative ideas for productive life changing events, we envision it then get discouraged at the results when we don't execute the plan to completion. It's easy to have good intentions to try to accomplish goals, but how many of us really put action in getting it done? It takes desire and strong will power in order to change certain aspects in our lives. Looking at things in the big picture will usually get us weary of the results. However, if we can take mini actions consistently on a daily basis, your goals will feel more realistic to achieve. Henry Beecher, a famous philosopher once said "The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't". A person who understands the power of taking small actions consistently and follows through on it, will see remarkable success. It's the small changes we make in our lives that help change our lives forever. I intend to show you how to take small actions in order to achieve all of your goals and give you reasons on why you're failing at your goals.
Personally, I intend to live a life completely different from one year ago. I can already see dramatic changes from looking in the past. The pure dedication and time I'm putting in to accomplish my goals has fascinated myself. For example, just yesterday I initiated a reunion with a bunch of old friends that I haven't seen in 10 plus years. It took leadership and a bit of effort in order to coordinate the event, but hanging out with the old crew for a couple hours was well worth it. I know they will also remember that I took the time to bring us all together. My intent is to organize these types of event annually with the the different friends and family that I have. Being a leader is something I strive for and want to be remembered as when I'm gone from the world. It's a characteristic that I truly want hold. Leaders become great not because of their power but, because of their ability to empower others. Strong people dont put others down. They lift them up. It's the reason why I encourage the team members that report to me at work. A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. They shouldn't want anything less for them to succeed. It will show what kind of mentor you are. Being jeallous or hateful to uplift them is not a leadership charactertic. Its just a lack of self-confidence.
Everyone's dream can come true if you just stick to it and work hard. If you keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground there is no obstacle that you can surpass. As long as we can take one part at a time, one day at a time, we can accomplish any goal we set for ourselves. Keep your eye on the prize and remember the harder you work for something, the greater you'll feel when you achieve it. I have used this technique in my career to obtain a promotion to IT Operations Manager. I know if I stay patient and continue to work hard that I will reach that mark. My drive and passion to get results, fix issues, work on projects, meet deadlines and communicate to the managers in my department will be enough to push me to the next level. With the mentoring of my director on how to go about tasks, the coordination I need to present, and a know how on how to think out of the box and see the complete picture. He is guiding me in the direction I need to be better. While I'm being trained on how to perform and act at a manager level, I expect failures and he does too. It's part of the game, but this is how we get better. By learning from our mistakes.
Another goal I'm accomplishing in life is eliminating many bad habits I have. Biting my nails was one of them. This weekend, I went for my first pedicure in my life. It feels good to have beautiful nails now and kick a dirty habit. I owe it all to this one technique. By writing down my goals and setting a progress plan in order for me to track them, I was able to follow a plan. This has been a major key in my recent success. The Trello board I created helped me build a weekly assessment that helped me through my process. When I see a weakness or something I don't like in life, I change it. It has worked wonders for me. This week I listened to a great podcast where I learned not to take things personally and if I have questions, ask it. I've also learned not to assume things and always know the facts. The Life of a Marathon podcast that I refer to often has helped me so much in life. I enjoy listening to these self-improving episodes all the time now. Even at the gym, I'd rather listen to it then listening to music. Where in the past it amped me up, now I'd rather listen to these inspirational podcast to gain knowledge. I mean isn't that what life if all about? Constantly improving your life. I'm killing two birds with one stone. I feel stronger mentally and I'm glad I made all of these changes in my life. I'm getting to the point where I know I'm improving myself, and it will be in time that I can help others with their problems also.
In my pursuit of being a mentor coach, I will eventually gain enough knowledge where I can advise others. I love to inspire and be a motivater to others. I want people to feel energized and feel a sense of uplifting in their lives similar to what I have found. I found my purpose in life and it came one morning at the gym when I helped assist an overweight individual with their exercises. It dawned on me that my true purpose in life is "to love, serve, and inspire others." Inspiring, motivating , and being there for people makes me happy. When I feel this feeling of gratitude it feels like the solution to my inner peace. It gives me a sense of assurance and makes me feel fufilled on the insie. It's the reason for my change of behavior and why I'm contantly trying to improve my identity. If I remain to be positive it will reflect onto others and my vision will rub off for who I am in contact with.
Instead of criticizing others, I'd rather work with others. In the long run this will help my personal self-development. I'm committed to change, the perception of me by others, and removing this self-doubt and fear in my head that has been a reminder in the past. My goal is to simply become a better version of myself. If I can improve just 1% everyday that is progress. Ten years from now, I want to make sure I can say that I chose my life, and didnt settle for less. I'm fighting myself every day to get better because I know if I'm working on myself for myself by myself, I will be in great shape. I kind of feel like I have a job to do, like I constantly have to reinvent myself. The more I up the ante for myself, the better it is in the long run. Wish me luck on my journey and I will see you on the next blog post.
Signing off, Blog #4, Taking Small Action, Im aka Deucey!!!