Engaging in something and achieving results takes time. It doesn’t happen overnight.
There’s a process everything has to go through to reach its final stage. It doesn’t matter; there’s no result if you don’t follow due procedures. And just like planting a seed, there’s a time to sow and a time to reap.
But, as much as we know things to be this way and are willing to comply, sometimes we can speed up the process if we emulate others who have already achieved what we aspire to achieve and adopt their ways.
Why? Because at times, what we know to be the right way is actually wrong, and so, looking up to others for guidance is the best thing we can do.
With that said, here are five easy ways to fast-track your progress in whatever you’re doing.
Step #1— Look at people already doing what you want to do and do the same
Just like styling, I’ve gotten better over time, it’s because of watching and copying those I admire who are already established —their style, their brand, and everything related to how they craft their business. Tony Robbins is a big fan of doing this.
The same thing applies to you, too. It doesn’t matter the field. Success leaves clues, and whatever you’re doing, it has been done before.
So, why not learn from those ahead of you when we all know trying to do something from scratch with little or no idea comes with stress and delays achievement?
I’ll copy the ways and techniques used by others to reach the goal. And that’s what I’ve done with my business. I had zero ideas on how to style when I first started. I had no idea about running a business and everything relating to that. But here I am today, channeling what I have learnt and helping others do the same.
It wouldn’t be possible without watching those already doing it.
Step#2 — Connect to as many people in your field and ask for directions
Tim Sanders made the famous quote, “Your network is your net worth.”
Why do you think he made that statement? And why do you think people use the phrase a lot, especially when it comes to achievement?
Let me explain it. The people you’re surrounded by affects you consciously and unconsciously. If you’re around great women, you’ll be great whether you’re aware of it or not. If you’re around shallow-minded and negative people, you’ll be shallow-minded and negative..
It’s why it’s always advisable to surround yourself with people in the same direction in life as you. Not only that, it’s always best when those people are experienced and can give you information on how they’re doing things.
It helps a lot when you connect with these people and ask for directions because many people are willing to help you when you ask them.
Don’t underestimate the power of networking. It does magic and can help you become an achiever quickly.
In addition, whenever you’re reaching out to people, don’t underestimate yourself for not having anything worthy of them. You can ask if they need help with anything and offer to help. It’ll make them believe you’re not only interested in getting from them but are willing to grant them value, too.
Step#3 — Apply the information you’ll gather from people
Some of us don’t deserve success despite our desire to attain it. I know that’s harsh, but that’s the truth.
We reach out to people and, when by their generosity, give us information, we don’t apply it. We have become passive beings instead of proactive.
Success requires men and women of action—active and willing to be on the move.
And as you read this, how often have you reached out to people for information and they’ve given it to you and you’ve done nothing with it?
Don’t be lazy. Be serious with life and do the right thing to take yourself to the next level. Life is short, and we don’t have all the time to ourselves. You could be here today and gone tomorrow.
Step#4 — Stay true to yourself
Many of us haven’t achieved our goals and dreams not because we aren’t worthy of them, but rather as a result of not sticking to the things we say we’re going to do.
But, success in life frowns on this habit — not practicing what you preach. Most of us set goals, and we don’t do as we’ve decided. Instead, we procrastinate and stay busy with trivial things that don’t take us anywhere. You know them — binging on Netflix, engaging in friend circles, scrolling, etc. These things don’t help us achieve and become the better versions of ourselves that we know.
If you’re going to become successful and it applies to everything, you have to be true to yourself and do what you say!
Step#5 — Action, Action, Action
You can access all the resources and connect to all the high achievers in the world. But, if you don’t act on the goals, you won’t get anywhere.
Isn’t it amazing to know action is what separates achievers from non-achievers!
It reminds me of one phrase I heard in a Jim Rohn talk. Action pronto. And what he was saying was to act quickly when the idea hits.
The reason is that we’re at war with our minds. Whenever we say we’re going to do something and we delay, the likelihood of us postponing it is high. It’s why you must act quickly. Action pronto. And it’s accurate if you want to progress in the things you’ve set your mind to.
Success in life isn’t for the faint of heart. Let’s be honest – its hard work! Some days are better than others, but I do know, if you do the things most people are not willing to do – you will get the things most people don’t.
Go after what you want!
Kylie T xo
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