Military boot camp and success both have one commonality. Before you can begin the pursuit, you have to build yourself up. In boot camp, they break you down first. They do so with ridiculously hard exercise regimes and things of that nature. After they have broken you down, they then build you up the way the military desires. Hence people go into training as being average and they walk out as a soldier. This is a common process. In order to be successful you have to think, act, feel like a soldier. Hence this process is crucial.
The same can be said about success. Before you can succeed in life, you have to build yourself up with what it takes to succeed. You somewhat have to reinvent yourself. You have to weed out the negatives in you and replace them with the positives.
You have to change a lot. From your mind to your actions. This process if undergone will characterize you with the stamina you need to succeed in life.
Simply put, it will build you up to succeed.
People that don’t build themselves up are usually the ones that get discouraged and hence quit when the going gets tough. However those that have the necessary traits to succeed, push on. They never quit, they never surrender, and they never retreat. They act like a raging bull. Full momentum, coming right at you with top notch speed. This is the level where you need to be.
So in order for you to reach this level you first have to reinvent yourself. Building yourself up for success is easily stated, but as you may have guessed, it’s much harder to do. However, all you need is will power. It’s going to be hard in the beginning, but if you keep at it, eventually things will get a lot easier.
Below is simple formula which will characterize your life with the ability to succeed.
Feed your mind, feed your body, feed your soul.
Do these three things and the world is yours. You possess the key that can be used to unlock success in any endeavor.
Lets break these these components down a bit.
1. Feed Your Mind
Arguably the most important thing you need to do in my perspective. In order to succeed in life, you need the right mind. The way you go about thinking right is by taking on a new mindset. Your current mind state may be a lack lustered one. This is usually the case.
However you need to change this. Your mind is a very powerful tool. Chances are you are currently not using it to your full advantage.
The mind can be either used to aid you or it can be used to destroy you.
Feed your mind garbage and you’ll manifest into a pessimist.
Feed your mind with knowledge and experience and you’ll grow to become a honorable person.
The output (your actions) are the result of whatever you fill your mind with. Your thoughts (input) lead to your actions (output). Hence if you want to succeed, you have to make sure that these two are in alignment.
Be very cautious of what you let into your mind. Your mind determines if you succeed or fail since it is directly correlated with your actions.
Feed your mind with information and experiences that will guide you in the direction you want your life to go.
2. Feed Your Body
What’s the point of succeeding in life, if you’re going to have your life cut short as a result of health related illnesses right after/before you succeed?
That’ll be one crummy feeling.
As a result you need to characterize your body with a sense of greatness as well.
Build your body up. If you’re overweight, lose weight. Do whatever you have to do.
This is also a continuous process and if followed it will dramatically change your life.
If you feed your body the right way, you’ll gain more confidence and this confidence can be used in other areas of your life. The benefits are huge.
Also feed your body with the fuel it needs to perform at an optimal level. Sure that McDonald’s Big Mac appeals to your taste buds, but you need to be thinking long term. Short term gratification is for suckers.
Try to follow the 80/20 rule.
Eat healthy eighty percent of the time and eat junk food the other twenty percent.
3. Feed Your Soul
There is no set blueprint for how to achieve this phase, but it’s vital you do so.
Your soul influences your spirit.
Some people possess a spirit that is somewhat god like. These people captivate the room when they walk in.
They almost seem somewhat abnormal and nonhuman. These people have fed their souls.
Your soul is who you are, deep down inside. Your job is to never let this go. The inner voice that resides within you should be listened to. Never doubt yourself. Your soul will guide you in the direction of your dreams, but you need to feed it.
Never forget who you are and where you came from. Remain true to yourself and let your uniqueness shine.
If you follow the three recommendations above, you’ll begin to notice something…
The moment you begin to feed your mind, your body, and your soul, you’ll notice that for the first time in your life, you’ll be in sync. You’ll be one with yourself. You wont feel as if things are pulling you in different directions. Instead you’ll have inner peace. As a result this inner peace is going to aid you when it comes time to manifest your dreams into reality. This inner peace will make you act in bull like fashion.
You see a lot of people feed one of the three things above and they ignore the other two. As a result they always feel an inner conflict. It’s hard to explain, but they aren’t one with their emotions, thoughts and actions. Like I said, it feels as if they are moving in one hundred different directions.
That is why it’s very important to get these three areas of your life handled.
Make a pledge to do so and watch your life change. I know people say this a lot and it has become a cliche, but trust me on this one.
Make the necessary changes today, so when you’re chasing success tomorrow, you’ll become a force to be reckoned with. You’ll truly be unstoppable.