I don’t have any special tools, secret insight or powers that you don’t have. We human beings all have a similar brain and so we all share the ability to dream, predict and imagine. On the opposite side, our brains also allow us to sense doubt, danger and fear. There’s no anatomical difference between a rich, successful individual and a poverty case or someone simply unable to find their way in life. There is only one difference between these two people – a mental one. Put simply, prosperous people have learned how to focus their dreams and creative minds, on an objective or goal, and followed the steps in front of them to reach those end goals.
What I'm sharing with you is no big secret. There is not a mystical formula secretly hidden away somewhere which lays down the foundations to wealth, happiness, freedom and optimum health.
We are told from a young age that if we work hard, we will achieve our successes. And this is true some of the time but hard work does not guarantee a rich and lazy lifestyle. Successful people are aware that the secret is to work smarter. Not harder. It may sound like a bit of a cliche but many of those old phrases we've heard over and over contain highly valuable keys to success. The fact remains that working smarter and not necessarily harder really is an important key to success. Many of us have heard this but how many people actually put this saying into action. How many of us set ourselves SMART objectives?
Too many people are working all hours of the day and spending too many hours commuting to and from work to have the time to even consider working smart, or at the very least setting SMART objectives. The sad truth is that we continue to avoid thinking and working smarter when it's really not that difficult to do. Frankly, working smarter simply just requires the setting of objectives. SMART objectives should be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely. This is the planning process in a nutshell and all it takes is a little imagination, creativity which we all have. We simply need to crack open that trapdoor to innovation in our minds and instill the determination and motivation we need to act upon our SMART objectives in order to live out our dreams.
We all have the necessary tools required to live out our dreams. We just need to set ourselves objectives, focus our creative minds and have the determination and grit to see our planning through to the end.