I felt the need to follow up with the Acting like a Toddler post. If you haven't read that post yet, check it out before reading this one
So here we go...
Remember we talked about that skill toddlers have? They have that ability to see what someone else has, and then just walk up and take it. Remember how I sort of went after that behavior? Remember how I told you not to fall into the comparison trap? Good.
Now I'm going to tell you that it is time to act like a toddler. That special skill toddlers possess is one we can learn from. If you want something someone else has, go get it! Go get it with everything you can muster up! Stop scrolling through Instagram wishing 'if only'. Start making moves to put yourself in the position you want to be. No one else is going to get it for you. No one will hand it to you. You have to be the one who says, "That's mine. I want it. I'm going after it."
Here are something's to keep in mind:
- Don't want it simply because it's someone else's. That's called envy. You have to want it because it's what you truly want.
- Don't compare everyone else's level of success to your own. That may very well limit what you're capable of.
- Don't compare their journey to yours because their journey is not yours.
- Leave no doubt in your mind that you've given all that you could to your goal. No matter what it is, be sure that when your head hits the pillow, you know you have it your all!
- Ask for help. There are so many people around you who have gone on your same journey. Take them out for a meal or coffee. Then ask them what's ahead and how to navigate through those turns. If you don't know someone, you know someone who knows someone. The quote comes to mind, "If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."
So go get it. Whatever your 'it' is, go after it. I'll leave you with this thought. "Day one, or one day. You decide."