How To Get Where You Want by Owning Where You’re At.

Why the first step to success is recognizing your current situation and taking responsibility for it.

When people start their self-improvement journey, they’re usually incredibly eager to reach their final destination of being their ideal self who is living their ideal life. But it’s almost impossible to do this without first taking a deep breath and looking inward.

So before you get too ahead of yourself, start by identifying the core aspects of your life. Take a look at where you’re at and what you have done to get there. With this in mind, it’s time to consider which things are most important to you in your life.

The core aspects of your life depends mostly on your personal priorities—your career, health, finances, hobbies, relationships, etc. The idea here is that you need to be honest with yourself and trust your instincts about what you value most. Don’t chase other people’s visions of success if they don’t align with yours. If you’re most concerned with traveling the world and being free, don’t get suckered into a career path that doesn’t allow for just that.

Once you have created this list, rate each aspect on a scale from one to ten based on how satisfied you are with that area of your life right now. These rankings will make it easy to see what your priorities are and which aspects are in need of the most improvement.

Now before you get all hyped up and ready to get to work, remember to prioritize yourself and your goals. Too many people fall into the trap of going above and beyond for others before helping themselves. But if you can’t prioritize yourself, no one else is going to prioritize you either.

Think about it like the oxygen masks on the airplane—put your own mask on before helping others. Or else you won’t be able to help anyone much at all, including yourself.

So how do you go about prioritizing yourself? Start by setting a daily action—one that puts YOU first—that takes less than 20 minutes to complete (for example, writing in a journal or reading a chapter in a book) and making sure to accomplish this each and every day before going out of your way for others.

Because by knowing what you deem most important and by making yourself a top priority, you’ll be well on your way to becoming your best self.

Hope you enjoyed the read.

Much Love,