I used to be the type of person to wake up and immediately look at my phone and scroll through Instagram. Until one day I saw this post that said, “It’s not Mondays that suck, its your life.” Not because I hate Monday’s, but because I realized how what I was currently doing with my time was affecting my life. So ever since then, it has become a ritual for me to start my morning with Personal Development before anything else. The reason why I do that is because it now helps me start my day on a positive note, which sets me off to have a great day, no matter what happens that day. So whether that is listening to a video, reading, completing one of my Bible Plans, or simply having a conversation with God, I make sure to start my day that way.
Your day goes however you want it to go. If you start your day in a bad note, and decide that it will be a bad day, then guess what??? it will be a bad day. But if you start on a good note, it doesn’t matter what happens to you, you will react to things differently, and you will start noticing how you don’t let those things ruin your day anymore. You start noticing how your days change, how you start having less and less problems, because you are in a less moody state.
I always encourage self growth, which I think is obvious as you look at my page and read a few of my posts. I encourage everyone to follow their heart, because you never know the wonderful places it can lead you to. So I do a lot of Personal Development. This is something everyone should be doing first thing when you start your day.
Well, today I heard a really great video that had an amazing group of speakers put together into one. It starts with a great message from a book called “The Complete Conversations with God” by Neale Donald Walsch. Which is a great recommendation if you are spiritual/religious. You will also hear different quotes from big names in the sports and entertainment field. I don’t think it is a coincidence that so many successful people have the same ideas and principles when it comes to success. They all share similar ideas to help you succeed, that you can find in bible scriptures with a twist of modern language.
I think it is important for us, specially people my generation or younger, to seek guidance from people who are already at the level you want to be at. To listen to those who have been through life because they already know what works and what doesn’t. They have already gone through mistakes that we can learn from. And although you will still make mistakes, even the same ones, you can at least skim some of these by just listening to those that are where you want to be.
You have to do what most people don’t want to do, what they don’t have the passion to do. This is the only way success will come to you. The things that take the most time, that are the hardest, are the things that will make you the most successful version of yourself.
Like the video says, you are your own rule maker. You set the guidelines. You decide how well you have done, how well you are doing, how well you will do. For you are the one who decides who and what you really are and who you want to be.
So look at what successful people are already doing, listen to what they have to say, and adjust whatever you need to adjust based on your life, so that we can all be there too. See you at the top!
Here is that video I was referring to. Hope you listen to it and that it helps.
If you have any other video or book suggestions, please share them in the comments. I am looking forward to adding a ton my list.