I Didn’t Want to, BUT I did! Keeping Fighting the Good Fight!

How are things going for you? Are there changes that you would like to make? How do you feel you are doing for the year thus far?

With Fourth Quarter knocking at the door, these are important questions to consider. The future is not far off and there are things you can do today that will affect you, your business and your life. Take the time to check in with yourself to be sure you are taking the daily action steps necessary for the greatest probability of success, in 2012 and beyond.

When is the last time you checked in with yourself regarding one of your big goals??

Remember to think big, dream big. Remember to be courageous, every single day and go for the big goals. Challenge yourself to get out of your comfort zone. If you put yourself in a position to be uncomfortable, it will compel you to use your talents to be the best that you
can be.

You know the type of goal I’m talking about – the goal that makes your stomach turn when you think about it because self doubt creeps in and you convince yourself that it isn’t possible to achieve. It is so important for us to believe that our talents are limitless, to never hold ourselves back. But so often, rather than focusing on the daily activities that lead us toward success, we sabotage ourselves with the belief that our goals are unachievable.

Think of the last time you pushed for one of these big goals. What entered your mind?? There were probably things you didn’t want to do, but because they brought you closer to success, you did them anyway. The truth is, the more of those things that you do, when you don’t want to, the faster you bridge the gap from good to great.

So what do you want for your life? Do you want the opportunity to be good, or do you want the opportunity to be great? This applies to all aspects of your life. It is all about your fight and your choices!

  • Choose to be a great parent, friend, or leader.
  • Choose to be great in your field of work.
  • Choose to be great in your service to others and in all your philanthropic work.
  • Choose to be a great loved one.

I always go back to the greatest life lesson I learned from my mother before she passed: “It’s not how long you live, it is how you choose to live your life.”

Are you feeding your mind with belief systems that say you can, or are you feeding your mind with words that say you can’t. Always believe that you can, and when you have the feeling that you don’t want to, fight the urge to quit and just do it. Fight to make it happen. Often the biggest obstacles we face are our own minds. Winning that battle can make all the difference in our ability to achieve results.

Results don’t happen overnight. They happen after a long-term commitment to the daily disciplines combined with vision and a belief in what is possible. You have unique talents. Use those talents, challenge yourself and make an impact on others every day.

So, if you’re already ahead of schedule with your goals for the year, and you’ve accomplished many of the things you said that you would accomplish, set new goals. Continue to challenge yourself to be the best that you can be. If you’re a little bit behind, take a look back at what’s transpired and ask yourself the question: what can I do to improve? This is the fight of your year. This is the fight of your life. You are creating your legacy. Challenge yourself but also encourage yourself. Focus on those daily action steps. Visit BenNewman.net and reconnect with Your Prize Fighter Day. And keep in mind, it doesn’t really matter what you call the daily action steps. If you don’t connect to the name Your Prize Fighter Day, call it something that resonates with you. What matters is that every single day you put yourself in the position to be victorious. So if you’re behind, make sure that your daily action steps are in alignment with what your goals are. Do you need to challenge yourself more? Do you need to be a little more active? Do you need to put a little more passion in your work?

Focus on the things that you can do to make a difference personally and professionally. Don’t give up; continue to challenge yourself. Believe in yourself and anything is possible.

You’ll Go Do Great Things!

Ben Newman is an international speaker and a 4-time author. Since his first year in the financial industry, Ben has been a perennial member of the Million Dollar Round Table with sales that place him in the TOP 1% of the world’s life insurance and financial services professionals in the world. Sharing his exceptional professional knowledge and outstanding client services, he speaks and motivates individuals and teams to reach greater heights in vision, productivity and sales.


Go Do Great Things,
Ben Newman

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