You Don’t Get What You Want With Thoughts

“The universe does not give you what you want through thoughts. It gives you what you demand through actions.”

I love this quote in its entirety because it holds true in the lives of virtually everyone. Sure some people have gotten lucky, but the vast majority of us have to go out and work our tails off day in and day out to achieve what we want. So what is it you’re thinking about all the time that you want? What can you do to demand that thing from the universe? I promise it isn’t coming your way just by thinking about it, get out there and make it yours.

I’m still on vacation, but this quote just couldn’t wait until I got back.

Until next time,

AM

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Vacation

This week I’m out of town taking the opportunity to rest my mind and keep the burnout at Bay. This vacation is more than just a test though, a vacation to me is a time to consumer information without distraction. A great time to read a new book, meet new people, and become a better version of yourself, all without the common distractions you face at home.

Have a great week everybody!

AM

Be In Control Part 1

Over the course of time countless motivators and authors have echoed this philosophy, if you’re not in control of your own life, you can’t get to where you want to be.

Sean Whalen is one the most memorable for me, with his writing about the Core 4 principle, meaning that you must be on control of your Power, Passion, Purpose, and Production. I think of this in a much more simplified way, so read on to find more.

Being in control doesn’t necessarily mean you have people who report to you in the business world, or children looking up to you. It doesn’t necessarily mean you manage anything external at all, the one thing you must be in control of is yourself. What does this mean though? There’s a few aspects of ourselves we can control on a daily, weekly, monthly basis, so we can start there.

Be in control of your body and mind. This sounds easy right? It isn’t. At the end of the day you control your body and mind, you control your workout routine, you control what information you take in, whether you sit around and watch TV or read a book. You control these things. Your body and mind are the most important things working for you on a daily basis, so if you don’t take care of them, how can you expect them to work the way you want them to for you? Would you put regular grade gas in a super high performance sports car, then leave it idling for hours? Probably not, but when you spend your days eating junk food and sitting around watching TV this is the way you’re treating your body. Think about that.

Control your mind. You control the information you consume on a daily basis, and unlike a computer your mind never fills up, you can keep adding more information. You can choose to binge watch your favorite Netflix series, or you can choose to read a book, listen to an audiobook, even watch educational content on YouTube or a good documentary. If we fill our minds with useful new information constantly, these seeds of information will grow into a wealth of knowledge over time. If you fill your mind with nothing but TV then that’s the knowledge you’ll gain, but if you watch/read educational or field related content then in turn that knowledge will grow.

Being in control doesn’t mean doing these things when you feel like it either, you have to make these things habitual and consistent. You can’t diet and exercise 2 days a week and expect great results. You also can’t watch TV for hours a day 5 days a week and read a couple chapters of a book on the weekend. You need to be consistent and help yourself develop these habits and grow.

Let’s work on mastering our bodies and minds and I’ll be back soon with part 2. If you can do this, that’s another step forward on your Climb to Success.

As always if you have questions or comments, you can reach me at alan@climbtosuccess.ca.

Until next time,

AM

Stop Chasing the Money & Start Chasing the Passion

“Stop Chasing the Money and Start Chasing the Passion.”  I honestly can’t remember who said this originally, but this quote resonates with me personally.  I have a full-time job that I love, and put many hours into, because I love it.  I also write this blog to help all of you find your climb to success.  I don’t do this for the money, I do this because of the passion.  I love to help people, and being able to write and have all of you out there read it also gives me a creative outlet.  If what I write here helps one of you to find what you want in life and go get it, then I truly have accomplished what I set out to do.

Finding your passion, rather than just working for the dollars allows you to work harder than ever, and to have a true sense of accomplishment as you complete even the smallest tasks, because these goals contribute to you hitting your overall goals.  If you find something that makes you truly happy and fulfilled, find a career that revolves around that, dedicate yourself to it whether full-time or on the side, and I promise it will be much easier to put the hours into this passion, than it is to put your hours into just earning a paycheck.

If you enjoy this content, I hope you share this with those around you so that I can help as many people as possible.  If you have comments you’d like to share, or would like to put your own spin on these ideas, you can contact me at alan@climbtosuccess.ca

Until Next Time,

AM

Don’t be afraid to give up the good.

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” These wise words were once spoken by Thomas Jefferson. What does this really mean though?

In order to achieve great things in your life, you may have to give up the good, stable things you have now. Entrepreneurs who chase their wild dreams leave their stable jobs everyday, this is a great example of giving up something good to go for something great.

If you stay in the same old comfortable good place you’ve been at in life, the odds of you ever achieving something truly great are quite low. This is not because you can’t do great things by doing the good things you do, but because you’re most likely limited in some way in what you currently do. You’re learning and developing skills and working hard, life is good, but going from here to doing some great all of a sudden isn’t generally coincidental. You generally have to give up the good things you do to make the time to chase the great dream, to accomplish that great thing you hope to accomplish.

Until Next Time,

AM