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Success in life happens on top of a solid foundation of basic needs.
In 1954, Abraham Maslow released Motivation and Personality. He expanded on his Hierarchy of Needs theory.
Maslow suggested that to reach your full potential:
1) You must provide for your physiological needs. Food, clothing, shelter, money, and more.
2) You must feel safe. Personally, emotionally, financially, health and well-being, and against accidents and illness.
3) Socially you need to feel a sense of loving and belonging.
4) Esteem and the desire for acceptance, respect, and valued by others is your next step. Maslow said, “What a man can be, he must be.” Self-actualization requires mastery of your previous needs.
6) Self-transcendence removes you from ego and begins your focus on the greater good.
Your best life is built on a sturdy foundation. Make sure you can eat, pay your bills, feel safe and have friends. Then you can change the world.
What if I told you that you could transform anything and everything about your life in an a short period. IF you put your mind to it.
It’s called a PUSH – a massive collection of actions focused on a single goal. You shoehorn them into a defined period and get them done.
During the PUSH, you overcome inertia and build immense and unstoppable momentum. The only thing that matters is the successful completion of your goal. You allow nothing to get in your way.
If you want something different in your life, stop waiting for it to arrive and PUSH into existence.
Have you ever caught yourself doing or saying something you swore you would never do?
You are TRIGGERED!
It can be frustrating when you set the rules and don’t follow them. Sometimes you put your foot in your mouth. Sometimes you put the pizza in your mouth. In any case, your emotional habits are triggering your actions. Usually before you can do anything about it.
Controlling behaviors that have been on auto-pilot for years takes:
1) Catching yourself after the fact. Notice your mistake and find it sooner next time.
2) Catching yourself being triggered. You’re getting better.
3) Catching yourself before you act and stop it. GOAL!
Don’t let Emotional Triggers throw you off track from your goals. Pay attention to your behaviors and make small adjustments until you get what you want.
Create Own Comeback
Over the weekend another great comeback story was created. Tiger Woods won the Masters.
You don’t have to be a fan of golf or Tiger to recognize the storyline:
1) Someone works hard and rises to the top of their game. Everybody loves them.
2) That same someone falls from grace. Everybody counts them out.
3) 12 years later they are back on top. Everybody loves them.
What’s the moral of this story?
Put your head down and dedicate yourself to reaching your goals. Nothing and nobody else matters. It’s up to you. That’s the way it’s alway been.
Have you ever found yourself feeling stressed by the path you are traveling in your life?
Should go this way?
Should go that way?
Who wouldn’t feel stressed when you’re always looking at an uncertain future?
It gets worse when you start comparing yourself to the success of others. We’ve all heard folks say, “If they can do it – YOU can do it!”
Sure you can. But is that what you want?
There’s no need to feel stressed over something that seems big and out of reach from you where are now. All you need to do is ask, “Is that honestly important to me?” If not, drop it, and your stress will go away.
Most folks focus on what is in front of them. Happy people on what is inside of them.