Daily Quote: “Self-improvement is the name of the game, and your primary objective is to strengthen yourself, not to destroy an opponent” Maxwell Maltz
Don’t think that you can skip steps when it comes to improvement. There are not many times in your life where you can get away with skipping a few steps. You have to plan your progress step by step and don’t skimp on the in between steps.
It’s impossible to attend a post graduate degree course if you haven’t got a first degree. You cannot speak a language if you have not learnt new words. You can’t run a competitive race if you have not trained. And the list goes on.
Yet in life how often do you get sold something that is supposed to take those steps away and make life easier. Almost daily you get spam in your email inbox that tells you that you can buy a degree. You get sold a course where you can learn a language in fourteen days.
Somebody tries to sell you running shoes because that will enable you to complete your first race and maybe even win it. What about all the promises on the internet that tell you that you can earn $20 000 in the first three days.
You buy a house that you can’t afford but the bond salesperson tells you that you won’t have to pay until the second year. Well, in the second year you will have to pay those installments. They are not going to go away.
Somehow we actually believe these. Or at least we almost believe them. But we manage to bury the voices that tell us that this is unbelievable and we go for it thinking we can easily take that short cut.
There are no short cuts. Have a look at Tiger Woods and how he trained to become the golfing champion he is now. As a small child he was already practicing for hours a day. He did not have a short cut to world fame and fortune.
See what the famous pianists did or an opera singer such as Pavaroti. They had no short cuts. They worked for their success and achievements. They worked incredibly hard.
The same applies to you.
If you want to see improvements in your life you will have to put in the effort. You will need to fight hard for everything. And you cannot skip any steps.
But then if you work on small steps every day you will find yourself slowly but surely moving towards the achievements you wish for yourself. This applies to you getting fitter, improving in your job or working on a happier relationship.
Every small step you take will help you towards achieving the improvements you want for yourself. Ignore the false promises that you are constantly given. Understand that putting in your own effort will guarantee your improvements.
Hoping that somebody will give them to you on a plate is not going to make it happen. Not even the Law of Attraction will bring you the huge house you dream of or the new and bigger car every year.
Dreaming fabulous dreams will not give you the money for world travel or bring a wonderful partner into your life. You will need to put in the hard work, the constant effort and only then may your dreams eventually come true.