Recently it occurred to me that life should be enjoyed by leveraging opportunities. And this leveraging of opportunities drives positive change in our lives. Opening your mind to new ideas and desires focuses your mind on the endless possibilities in front of you instead of the limitations that most of us tend to dwell on.
Why do some people seem to be lucky and others not so lucky? Why do some people always seem to be in the right place at the right time? It’s not luck; it’s because they’ve opened their mind to new possibilities, and they’ve prepared themselves to be aware of the opportunities, so that when they arise, they can act upon them.
Most often people don’t want to do things, not because they can’t do new things, it’s because change is something that scares some people. Yet, for others it’s something to be embraced. Welcoming change leads one to build the courage to experience life in a new way, one that will lead to positive outcomes.
When we’re born, we’re very much a helpless organism dependent on the help of others to survive. We adopt and conform to the societal norms, and the more we interact with others, we become more aware and modify our behaviors in accordance with others responses. These interactions familiarize us and usually make us skilled enough to live. However, to time traders you must change the paradigm and focus on the individual, which is you. You need to develop your self-identity. Understanding what makes “me” will allow you to take control, thus ensuring that it’s you who is accountable and responsible for your destiny, not someone else and certainly not left up to the happenstances of life.
Reaching the fulfillment of your dreams comes in taking responsibility for your own destiny, which in turn, empowers you to shape your future according to your vision. Successful people actively control their future; they don’t look for other people or circumstances to determine the path of their future. Rather, they control and determine their own destiny. Successful people are also persistent in their drive to realize their goals. Most people have goals, but few successfully attain them because they lose interest when their goals don’t materialize as quickly as they had anticipated.
Coupled with a strong sense of self-confidence and self-esteem, successful people are able to manifest opportunities into personal success. If you believe in yourself, others will see that and believe in you. Moreover, this aura of confidence gives you the ability to live with a strong sense of purpose. You do things because you want to achieve your goals. You’re simply achieving your goals by leveraging other people’s strengths, skills, and network; things that you may be lacking. At the same time you’re providing your skills and strengths to them.
Not all of us achieve our goals at the outset. Sometimes we face setbacks. The difference in being successful in attaining your goals isn’t letting setbacks take you off track. Setbacks are a natural occurrence in life. How we deal with it is the key that separates a successful person from one who is not. Most setbacks are usually accompanied by opportunities, so it’s important to remain focused. And most important, if you find the courage to embrace change you will see and leverage opportunities emerging in front of you.
Are you ready to embrace your change?
Feel free to share your answer in the comments.
Other Time Trading Gurus
Stefani Yorges, Ph.D. presents Think You Don’t Have Time for Personal Meetings with Each Direct Report? Think Again posted at Center for the Advancement of Positive Leaders, saying, “Scheduling private 1:1 sessions with each of your direct reports on a regular basis is important. These meetings provide clarity, reduce uncertainty, and establish ground rules for your relationship and future performance.
But one hour meetings once a month with each direct report equals a LOT of time. If you have 8-10 people reporting to you, that means a minimum of 8 hours face-to-face meetings plus prep time. Some leaders strive for bi-weekly meetings with each direct report, doubling the time required.
Because of the time and effort involved, these meetings are often relegated to the low priority list — if they make it on the calendar at all.
Before you cancel again, read on. A recent study showed that you can actually SAVE time by keeping these meetings.”
Patrick Brett presents 4 Productivity and Time Management Techniques posted at Patrick Brett, saying, “Describes in detail four techniques you can use to maximize your time and make the most out of your life.”
Jonathan Grant presents What is Wisdom? posted at Questions & Answers About Life, saying, “Wisdom is one of the number one things we should seek in life. But, is it something we can obtain? Are we conditioning our kids to not be wise?”
Peter J. Buscemi presents What Should be in a Marketing Plan : Four Quadrant posted at Four Quadrant, saying, “There are many formats as there are marketing plans, as there should be, as each is created from a unique environment and is focused on providing results that are specific to an organization at a point in time.”
Tom presents Working At Home On The Internet… The TRUTH! posted at Tom Glover, saying, “Throughout this article, YOU will learn the truth behind Working At Home On The Internet. You will also understand what you should expect when starting to work from home, and how to avoid many “Get Rich Quick” Scams.”
William presents >Non-Loan Reasons You Need Good Credit posted at Card Guys Blog, saying, “Even if you never get a loan, your credit may be the subject of intense interest from those who provide financial services. In some cases, you still need good credit to make the most of your money.”
Elisabeth Wright presents Crazy Ways Extreme Cheapskates Save Money posted at Vitamins and Minerals, saying, “If you caught the 2012 episode of Extreme Cheapskates featuring Victoria Hunt, you either got sick or got inspired.”
Gmeinna presents 8 Tips to Start Your Business While Working Full-time posted at BobbyFinance.
Sulagna Dasgupta presents What Are You Chasing? posted at Love in India, saying, “Are you sure you’re not neglecting your loved ones ’cause you’re too busy chasing material success? In case you’ve muddled up your priorities – and consequently your work life balance – this article should act as a timely reminder to you to put your people where they belong – at the centre of your life.”