How I start my day is extremely important. It sets the tone for what this day will bring. It may seem like a small thing but its not... the small things quickly build to massive life success. The first thing I do everyday is check in with Steve. Check in with yourself...before checking in with what the world wants you to do!
When you give yourself first priority in the day it sets the tone. It says you are in charge and you will not be a pawn or victim to what the world wants. I give thanks for being alive and for the opportunity in that moment. I then check in with my values, my goals, my dreams and what I want my life to be. I visualize each of them clearly and give thanks in advance for them. Thanks for the struggle towards them as that is the true reward. By checking in with yourself you acknowledge full responsibility for everything in your life... you refuse to play the victim and start playing the victor!
Don't be fooled by the world with the notion this is selfish. Not checking in on yourself and starting the day as a victim to whatever whims come along is selfish. Wake up hungry! Start everyday fasted and hungry- physically and mentally. Be clear about what you want... stop waking up and living like its all an accident. What investment can you make in you today? The first investment is checking in with you! Enjoy the hunger.
Les Brown said it best "stay hungry" he reminds us "People that are hungry are relentless. People that are hungry are unstoppable. People that are hungry refuse to give up. People that are hungry- no excuse is acceptable for not making their dream become a reality!"
Eric Thomas speaks about checking in with YOU... he says "Stop just waking up like it's an accident... if you keep being a victim... If you keep letting losing happen to you...if you keep letting people do and treat you a certain kind of way- it will become a culture! You need to tell YOU- that you owe YOU something! I'm going to fight, I'm going to work, I'm going to press forward, I'm going to learn, I'm going to do everything in my power every single day to become a victor and not a victim- Winners win and loser lose!"
#1 WORK ON YOURSELF
#2 STAND UP TO YOURSELF (TELL THE INNER NAYSAYER TO SHUTUP!)
#3 SELL YOURSELF TO YOURSELF EVERYDAY ON YOUR GOALS, ABILITIES, AND WHAT YOU DESERVE. (BELIEVE IN YOURSELF)
#4 HAVE COURAGE! WHEN YOU STEP INTO YOUR FEARS THINGS HAPPEN FOR YOU!
#5 HAVE FAITH EVERYTHING HAPPENING TO YOU IS FOR YOUR SUCCESS!
Now if you are still reading this and really want to make an investment in yourself... take 38 minutes and 37 seconds to listen to the great Les Brown talk about BEING HUNGRY! GO WHERE THERE IS NO PATH AND LEAVE A TRAIL!