Make things happen

Today my leader shared about the quote which was highly emphasized by SPs in the past. However, due to how social media have revolutionized, people now are more sit back and chill, being the kind that just watches other people instead of doing something worthwhile in their own life. For example when it comes to relationships, one can know what is happening in another person life everyday without going through deliberate means to actually find out. This familiar quote is:

There are 3 types of people

some make things happen

some watch things happen

some wonder why things happen

people who make things happen also have many other traits consisting of the following:

They are confident – They believe in themselves and their abilities, nothing is ever impossible to them. They have tremendous self-esteem and usually don’t need others to validate them or show them their greatness.

They aren’t afraid to get their “hands dirty” – They do whatever it takes to accomplish their dreams. If they have to take up a second job so that they can save up to purchase their dream home, they do it. If they have to cut back on social activities so that they can pursue a college degree, they do it. Unlike most people, they are willing to make sacrifices even if it means being uncomfortable for a while.

They don’t talk, they DO – They have mastered the art of taking action and letting results speak for themselves. They have a plan which they usually work discretely. While others are busy talking about they want to do, they are usually busy DOING the things that need to be done.

They have a healthy sense of urgency – They don’t put off for tomorrow what they can accomplish today and don’t allow procrastination to rob them of opportunities.

They don’t wait for opportunities to present themselves, they create them – You snooze, you lose is their mantra. They believe that some opportunities are hard to come by and don’t always present themselves; they create opportunities where and when they see fit.

They are resilient – They don’t give up in the face of adversity. They may stumble and even fall but they don’t stay down for long. They know how to bounce back and don’t waste time and energy wallowing in self-pity.

They are consistent – They work their plan diligently even when it seems wiser to quit because results aren’t evident. They don’t get bored by repetition or rote routines. They know that as long as they keep on sowing, they will eventually reap.

They eat, sleep and breathe their dreams – Their goals and dreams are ALWAYS at the forefront of their minds, even when they aren’t actively pursuing or working on them, they constantly think about them and live their lives in alignment with them.

They never stop dreaming – No matter how much they accomplish, they never allow themselves to get too comfortable and content. They forever seek out ways to get to the next level and dream up new dreams.

They believe in the power of numbers – They have an accountability partner or belong to a mastermind group. They understand the importance of networking with like-minded people who support their dreams, keep them motivated and ensure that they follow through on whatever they commit to do.

They value self-development and improvement – They always evaluate themselves and seek out ways to better themselves and become the kind of person they need to be to sustain their goals and dreams.

They set realistic goals – They understand that they should only bite what they can chew and are content achieving one goal before moving on to the next.

They face their fears head on – They feel the fear and do it anyway. They don’t allow fear to stand in the way of their pursuing their dreams no matter how real or big the fear is.

They see problems as challenges they can overcome – They are great at seeking solutions and eventually turning things around to work in their favor. If they can’t solve the problem themselves, they seek out those who can.

They have laser-like focus – They don’t allow themselves to get distracted by things that would likely jeopardize the fulfillment of their goals and dreams. They always keep their eyes on the prize.

These are what I want as the steel pillars of how I build my life to be.

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