Set standards for yourself. Always aim high. Do not ever limit your potential. Keep this in mind for all that you do. It doesn’t matter if it is in terms of your career, grades, or personal life. YOU set the bar for yourself. No one on this planet can push you to do something that you don’t want to do. At the end of the day it all comes down to your own self-will. A thousand people can be pushing you to do something for yourself, but at the end of the day the only person in control of the situation and your life, is you.
Too many people mistake the word wish with the word goal. The two are entirely different. Anyone can wish for something. I like to believe that everyone on Earth wishes for something in their lives, but it takes a different kind of person to achieve their goals. Anyone and everyone has the potential to do so, but they need the motivation to make their wishes become their reality. For example, I can sit on the couch and watch T.V. all day, wishing that I lose five pounds… But if I do not dedicate myself in the gym and follow a strict diet, I will never achieve this goal of mine. People who wish, stay stagnant. People who move, push forward. Make your dreams become your reality. Find the motivation and fire within you to create your own reality and achieve your personal goals. No one can limit you to your own, desired potential.
There are going to be many people in your life who do not support your goals and ambitions. There will be people who comment on, and critique you, trying to bring you down. Distance yourself from these people, and surround yourself with those who lift you up, those who inspire you. Block out the negativity and keep yourself focused on your individual aspirations. Only YOU know what is best for you. Only YOU know how you will get there. Some days will be more productive than others, but what matters most is that you make little steps in the right direction, every single day. This is the pathway for you to get to where you’d like to be.
You’re not going to achieve long term goals in a matter of days… But what is important to remember is that you must make short-term goals continuously, in order to get there. If you fail… Get up and try again. Do not make excuses; Excuses are what keep people in the same place. These people never push further ahead. Each and every day is a new opportunity for you to be great, and make something of yourself. Each and every hour, is a chance for you to change your attitude and make strides in your desired direction. You’re not just going to be handed perfect opportunities; You have to go out there and create them for yourself.