I’m a firm believer that I am completely in control of what happens in my life. Others can certainly exert influence, but no one can dictate. Whether I succeed or fail I take 100% of the credit and the blame. I refuse to allow anyone to take that power away from me. That is my job and mine alone.
But again and again we freely hand over the keys to our future. We make decisions that are not in our best interest. We make choices that place our future in the hands of others.
Two of the biggest ways we hand over our lives to others are when we are reliant on a single paycheck from a single employer and when we put ourselves deep into consumer debt. When you work a job and your salary is dictated by someone else you will never be very successful. When you have to keep that job so you can pay your credit card bills and loan payments you have put yourself in double trouble.
Take charge of the Situation
If you are in deep in debt and have to work by the hour how can you ever be successful? How are you going create your own success if you are stuck working for someone else? Success takes time and effort. Time and effort are short when you are working 60 hours per week to pay for last year’s consumption.
Believe me. I’ve spent time working solely to pay the bills and it sucks. It doesn’t matter whether you have purpose or goals or not because you have no time to pursue them. All of your time is spent at your job and all of your money goes to bills….You’ve got a create space in order to achieve what you want. You will never get ahead when your spending keeps putting you behind.
Time and money space is essentially. By that I mean that you have to have both time and money available to devote to the specific actions that will lead to your success.
In order to create time and money space you’ve got to remove any and all obstacles and impediments. There must be sufficient time to focus on your work. Whether it is debt, belongings or negative people, you have to remove everything that could possibly come between you and your dreams.
Anything that requires your attention but is not directly related to your endgame are distractions and must be eliminated. Distractions are what keep us stuck in the American Trap. With distractions in the way you can work yourself to death and never get ahead.
One step Further
Work and actions are important, but they’ve got to be the right work and actions. The specific action has to be those that further your goals and ambitions. It not, you are wasting energy and spinning your wheels….But specifc actions are a topic for another article!
Success is a choice
You can be as successful as you want to be…It is up to you. If you want it bad enough you can and will create the time and money space needed to achieve greatness. Further, if you are dedicated to your goals you will have no problem removing and overcoming any obstacles that come your way.
It is up to you…How successful will you be?