It would be a fairly safe bet that if you are reading this article then you are on the lookout for something more in your life than what you already have.  Whether you are searching for a new business, a new opportunity, a part-time income or even a lotto system it all stems from one source – dissatisfaction of present circumstances.

Now you might already be quite successful at what you do, so you might be coming from a position of boredom. Nevertheless, what you are seeking is change. Let me tell you a little secret…

There will be NO change in your life until there is a change in YOU.

Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher said, as far back as the sixth Century BC, “It is in changing that things find purpose.”   Do you want to change or do you want to keep driving a Volkswagen and pretending it is a Porsche? You are the only person who can make it happen.

If you want more out of life you have to put more into life. A fundamental way to do this is to start educating yourself.  How can you expect more in the ensuing years when the operating system in your brain is the same one that you left school with?

Everything changes all the time.  Maybe you need to change also. Re-invent yourself. Start a new exciting phase in your life. Time waits for nobody.

Here are some questions to help put this in perspective:

1) “How much time did you spend last week feeding your stomach?” Your answer doesn’t have to be exact but you should be able to work out some sort of reasonably accurate figure. Jot the answer down somewhere.

2) “How much time did you spend feeding your brain?” Most people will not need anywhere near as long to answer this question. Unfortunately, for many, the answer to question two will be ZERO.

3)  “Why? Why do you spend so much time feeding your stomach and so little time feeding your brain?”

These questions are not meant to belittle anybody. Rather, I just want you to think about the issue.  Thinking intensely about things will often lead to action and when action is taken your world can change.

Non-achievers are the excusers of society.  They spend a lot of time and effort making excuses for poor performance. The crazy thing is that all that time and effort which was wasted on achieving nothing could easily have been used doing something positive.

Stop making excuses and start taking action. Do something. Do it now. You could easily start educating yourself.  Good knowledge will give you potential power. Acting on good knowledge gives you power.

Try reading some good books. They can really make a change. Not sure where to start? Easy. Try try your local bookstore. Look in the “motivation – self help – personal development – success” area. There you will find dozens of books literally packed with good earthy, positive information. Most of them will contain references for even more information on these subjects. You could even enrol in a course.

You only get one chance at the life you are living. Make it grand. You don’t have to accept what has gone before as the template for what is to come.   Change your operating system. Gather knowledge. Expose yourself to new ideas and ways of thinking and doing things.

You have probably heard this before but it is so pertinent I will put it before you again…

There are basically three types of people in this wonderful world of ours.

1) There are people who make things happen.
2) There are people who watch things happen.
3) There are people who say “what happened?”

If you have traditionally placed yourself in groups 2 or 3 by not being willing to learn new techniques and obtain the knowledge that successful people seek, then there is a very simple remedy.  Invest in yourself by learning some new knowledge and then applying that knowledge to your life or business.

Remember, there is nothing so important in your life than investing in yourself. Even if a book or seminar can teach you only one thing out of the hundreds of ideas and special pieces of information they present, it will be worth it for you. Don’t you think so? That one thing might be just the piece of knowledge that can make such a huge difference to your future.

Are you worth investing in?

If, in the past you have been prone to making excuses you have the opportunity right now to do something about it and focus on all the good that can come into your life.

 

Article Author: Smiljan Mori is the founder of MindOver™ Network, Brilliant solutions for Performance, Motivation and Happiness. He is also the creator of Big U Academy, , the Kitepreneur NetworkTM and Kitepreneur Lifestyle Academy. He has literally created a successful business and coaching empire from scratch and is a best-selling author and motivational speaker who brings unparalleled professional experience and the latest scientific research from neuroscience and positive psychology to audiences around the globe. He has shown more than 150,000 people from 50 countries how to change their lives for the better.

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