We all have a gap between who we are and who we want to be. For some it’s bigger than others, but that’s what separates the good from the great and the great from the excellent.
Close the gap between yourself and your potential and you’ll widen the gap between yourself and other people. Like a horse pulling away on the straightaway of a big race you’ll find yourself taking strides while everyone else is simply walking the track and going through the motions.
Seriously, if success leaves clues (and it does) take a look at the successful people around you or in your field of interest and realize that they don’t just talk about who they want to be, they ARE who they want to be.
Talk the talk and walk the walk. Practice what you preach.Those aren’t just sayings. They’re the pillars of a successful life.
If there’s a gap, and there is, the only way to close it is by continuous and consistent actions, otherwise known as habits.
Honestly ask yourself these two simple questions and use them as your springboard to success:
1. Who do I want to be?
2. What daily habits and disciplines does the person I want to be have?
Put in your mind the image of who you want to be.
If that’s a million dollar real estate agent, figure out the daily habits and disciplines of millionaire realtors and commit to adding those actions into your life. If you want to be healthy, study the habits and disciplines of successfully healthy people and then implement their habits and routines in your life.
You can’t just think about it and you certainly can’t just talk about it.
Remember, the only way to close the gap is to actually do something about it. Do the activities and practice the disciplines. Do them at first to simply engrain them into your mind and put them into your daily schedule, but ultimately the goal will be to not just do the actions, but to do them with purpose.
Repetition is the mother of skill but purposeful repetition creates expertise.
So find your gap…and eliminate it. If you look in the mirror and realize that who you are now is nowhere near who you want to be, you owe it to yourself to take action.
Stop thinking about it. Stop talking about it. Talk is cheap. Action, on the other-hand, is invaluable.