Everyone has times in their life when they feel that deep down they were meant for something greater. It’s a feeling of inspiration and excitement and lays within us. Many individuals ignore this feeling and believe that’s it’s wishful thinking – like entering and actually winning the Presidential Race right now (not gonna happen). For most, however, this desire can be achieved. The good news is that there are certain things you can do to be able to manifest this feeling to become reality. This can be with your career, where you want to live, what you want to achieve in this life and ultimately, who you want to become. The following are techniques that will help you get to the next level:

Prioritize – Many individuals will experience the feeling of inspiration and attempt to live out their dream, but then something happens. They give up and no longer feel the inspiration they once had. More than likely, those who experience this result didn’t have their priorities in order. What they were doing on a daily basis wasn’t aligned with what they wanted to achieve. This can result to frustration, anger and resentment which are all emotions that won’t help you succeed. You must put your priorities in order with what’s most important you. If you’re not doing this then you’ve already set yourself up for failure. Some things you can do to become more prioritized include: getting a planner, making daily goals and creating “To-Do” Lists. Remember, daily goals lead to weekly goals achieved, which lead to monthly goals and then ultimate ones.

Get outside your comfort zone – “Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” – Brian Tracy. The only way to be able to achieve our dreams is trying things you’ve never done before which can be uncomfortable. Very uncomfortable. I promise that as you continue to chose the more difficult road, the process will get easier. Those who are wanting to excel in life are making sure they are always learning. This is key to being the the best you can be.

Take care of yourself – I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “you can sleep when you’re dead” in reference to working hard now to get ahead. Although this is a common phrase, it couldn’t be farther from the truth. Those who excel in life in their career, relationships, and any other role they possess understand the importance of eating well, sleeping well, and staying active. The better you take care of yourself, the higher your performance and the more energy you will obtain.

Endure – Last but not least, never give up on your dreams and that feeling of becoming great. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton. It’s okay to make mistakes, that means that you’re trying something new. The important part is that you chose to learn from them and become better. As long as you progress each and every day, you will be getting closer to the person you were always meant to be.

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