There’s a lot of talk on finding success and what you need to do to achieve success. Every expert out there has a process for success.
And they think you should follow their path to success.
You’ve probably heard that early risers are the ones who ultimately see success. Then there’s the next expert who tells you to stay up late and burn the midnight oil.
There’s mixed messages and they’re confusing. You don’t know who or what to believe. You might even doubt that success is in your future.
Today, I want to give you hope. Today, I want to let you know success is there for you. Today, I want you to know you have what it takes.
Lots Of Hype
Once someone strikes upon success, they feel like they know what someone must do to gain success. They’ve reached that plateau, after all. They have the experience.
Someone who has had success knows what they’re talking about. Right?
Maybe not. There’s a lot of hype behind what people are talking about and the methods of their success.
They struck gold with a method. A method that works for them. A method that might not work for you.
I want to share with you how I bought into the hype of the process to success.
Reading blogs and books, so many people told me that I needed to wake up before anyone else to reach success. The path to success was one were you woke up early and began with exercise.
The next steps were to read the latest blogs and to do your best work early. Follow this up with the lesser tasks and you’re well on your way to success.
This worked, but only for awhile. Before long, it was harder and harder to wake up at 5AM. Then the exercise became a burden. And writing even became a chore.
It all sounded so grand and it all worked so well. Until it didn’t.
What does this all mean? This means that we can’t rely on others paths to success.
Make Your Own Path To Success
Eventually, I came to the point where I didn’t want to do anything that I’d learned from the experts. My exercise routines fell by the wayside (I began to put on a lot of the weight I’d lost). My reading became sporadic and I’d lost my joy of learning. My writing began to become sporadic.
This is when I realized the expert’s path to success wasn’t for me. I had to make my own path to success. Things needed to change and I had the power to change them.
What did I do? I found a routine that worked for me.
My exercise moved to the evenings. The exercises I did even changed. I picked up cycling and added weight training into the routine. Through this, I found something that blew my mind. Late night exercises reinvigorated me and I had a ton of energy afterwards. The energy boost from exercising was great in the morning but it’s been even better at night.
My reading schedule changed. I really enjoy reading at lunch but I also found lunchtime reading took away from a fun corporate culture. Instead of reading at lunch, I’ve begun to spend time with my coworkers. We take our lunch breaks and spend them playing disc golf or taking walks in the woods.
My reading narrowed. My subscriptions to blog posts still contain a large amount of sites. It always will. However, I’ve changed the way I read them and focus on what’s bringing value to me today. If something’s not resonating with me, I skim through it and move on. When something strikes my fancy, I dig in and consume the content.
These are just a few changes I’ve made to my routines and path to success. They’ve helped me to become more engaged in what I’m doing and helping me move forward.
The steps I’m taking are different than what some experts say brings success but they work for me.
I’m not sure what your path to success will look like. Yet I’m confident your path to success will look different than anybody else’s.
Don’t get stuck in a routine that doesn’t work for you only because someone else told you it was the only way to success. It’s not true and you know it.
Poke your routines. Move your routines around. Find new ways of doing things.
These will help you find your process for success.