Zig was one of the first teachers/motivational speakers I heard and he still is one of my favorite. I want to share some of the notes I have about his thoughts on success!
“Success is never about acquiring what you want in one area of life but in every area of life.”
It is important to balance out your life and to me – I feel that is isn’t so much a balance but the idea of harmonizing. You never really BALANCE – you focus on one area and it will improve and then there will be something else that falls out of the current, but basically to have success one must harmonize the work that they do on themselves in every area of life.
“People often complain about the lack of time, when lack of direction is the real problem”
Without having some clear goals your actions and time are spent floating to what ever might seem most important at the time. Your time ends up being spent on things that are someone’s fire, they could be yours, or perhaps… not. If you live your life always putting out the fires without knowing what direction you are headed it is very possible that the resulting feelings and emotions are overwhelmed. Having goals gives you that direction.
“Staying motivated takes daily work, just like you need a daily bath”
Because what our minds take in is 80% negative (a study that Zig refers to) it is important to ensure we are working with as much motivational and positive stuff that we can. In addition to keeping motivated, keeping up with this spiritual/mental work will help you work with your own self limiting beliefs. “You are what you are and where you are because of what’s gone into your mind – You can change what you are, you can change where you are, by changing what goes into your mind”
“You can have anything in your life you want, if you will just help enough people get what they want”
We are living in a world of teaming and collaboration. If you sincerely and freely help others get what they want, if you work from a place of true service, it will get you where you need to go to do the things that you want to do. And that helps you become the person you want to become.