Last week when I was walking to work, I saw a little bird on the road eating a little chocolate with sprinkles on it. The chocolate was melted into the road and the bird was pecking at the sprinkles and looking up every now and then to check for cars. He looked nervous and excited. It was all about eating the treat without getting squashed by the cars. He was smart too, he wasn’t going in dodging cars left and right and grabbing a speck; he had timing.
This bird was gutsy! He found something he wanted so badly, that he was risking his life for it. Granted it was sprinkles and melted chocolate on asphalt, but to him it could have been the bee’s knees.
Seeing this prompted me to reflect on what is something in my life that I would go all out for and be so committed to.
What is your bee’s knees? What is something you want so badly that you will go all out for?
Maybe it’s something to do with your business, your studies, relationships or overcoming personal barriers like addictions or unhealthy habits.
Whatever it is, here are some points that I want to share with you guys.
1. Your Comfort Zone VS Where The Magic Happens
When we stay in our comfort zone which is our little bubble of predictability and familiarity, we stay stagnant. If you want more for yourself, your family or for your business, you need to step out of your comfort zone. If you believe that you can do better, or that you deserve better than what your circumstances are giving you right now, then the first step is to get out of your comfort zone and stir things up. Step into the arena of the new and try something different. Challenge yourself and use that fear to your advantage; that is where the magic starts to happen.
2. Take Calculated Risks
Be mindful of what risks you want to take. Think of the best case scenario VS worst case scenario and then be realistic. You can learn a lot about yourself and what you’re capable of when you take risks, you might even surprise yourself
3. Making Sacrifices
I know this isn’t the best thing to hear. You want it all right? Our culture says that we can have it all, you don’t need to give up anything. I can’t agree with this statement, because any successful person will tell you that when they reached their goal, it didn’t come without sacrifice. You need to accept that to go for what you really want in life, means that you will have to put less energy into other areas of your life at least for a moment in time.
4. Don’t Give Up
You may think that what you deserve or what you want is unattainable. You may think that it’s too far out of you reach or the path to get there is too scary or too hard for you. Trust me, it’s not. If you are fully committed to it and have passion for it, you can do it. Yes it won’t be a walk in the park, yes it won’t happen overnight but the beauty that comes with that journey makes it worth it and when you get to your destination, the view will be spectacular.
Remember that you are precious with a strength inside you that’s just waiting to be tapped into. If you have a dream, a goal, or if you want to change something about yourself, think about these things and go for it.
Have A Blessed Day!