It all comes down to taking everything you’ve ever learned in life so far, and using the lessons to your benefit. Your hurts, wins and your failures, and applying these experiences going forward to every moment of your existence. All the good and bad encounters on why you’re alive today.
Many will undergo plenty in their lives, but will fail to define or apply the lessons learned.
So mindful execution becomes necessary, to fulfill your potential, to complete our journey.
We live for a limited time on a continuous journey we direct. It’s our life, our destiny, our rules. This is how we should be defining our life.
The thought at the end of the day should be what is our legacy, the memory we will leave behind forever.
Yes, this legacy speech is nothing new but it carries tremendous weight, it never gets old.
What We Leave Behind
What most people need is to understand leadership is about having a vision, and forging a path.
We’re all born to this earth in flesh just to burn back into dust. Creation and demise is that fragile.
The purpose for anyone, the human condition should go far beyond our immediate vision of life.
This vision we have while defining its process, is the road we create to achieve it, and to have lived it.
Our ultimate legacy needs to be on a higher standard, because it proves we’ve actually accomplished something in our lives.
Consider your life journey, how you live and direct it as the most important job in your life.
Always Learn The Truth Never Assume
Life is all about knowing specifically what you need to personally “complete” yourself, so be selfish about it. It’s not about learning new technical skills based on your aptitude.
It’s not the soft skills such as being an effective communicator, a proficient team worker, or a better negotiator.
What you need for a successful life, is to learn about yourself, to look inward.
Asking yourself “who the heck am I” should be the most pointed question in your quest, and that’s where you should begin daily.
Most people however, become disconnected or uncomfortable in this area of self-awareness.
Become The Best You
Learning about your strength and weaknesses, is similar to doing an assessment of your behaviour, values, principles and mindset.
The majority of people will go through this learning process just once however, and then quit. They then fail because they refuse to take it any further.
These are brilliant minds and outstanding citizens we’re dealing with, who has disciplined rigid mindsets.
They learn something new but will refuse to absorb it. Or they’ll learn but conveniently forget it, once they realize it’s something they’ve already known.
The greatest learning periods come from observing our unique behaviours in different situations. This is when it’s said that people will learn from experience.
But if this experience isn’t repeated often enough, it becomes pointless as it handicaps our growth and development.
Learning To Develop Ourselves Better
We never know what’s good or bad for us until we compare ourselves to others, so comparison is a good starting point.
When realizing how far we’ve come, we base it on how others or our surroundings are doing.
What most will do is learn and understand this way, but there are a select few who’ll attempt to develop, to excel, to set the standard.
So the question remains, what actions are you taking to better the poor qualities of yourself.
Are you making a constant and conscious effort so you’re developing for the better, to get stronger, to become waterproof.
Development is the opposite of ignoring, until you do something that will improve it.
Never Stop Growing
Do one new thing everyday which makes you feel uncomfortable, then overcome it. Always be pushing yourself. You’ll then be amazed how far you’ve come and how far you’re able to go.
Know the other side of fear and worry is a place called freedom, your freedom. Remaining neutral isn’t growing.
To reach your full potential, what you need is to rise above the fear and decide to soar.
Reaching Your Full Maturity
You need to tie all this together, apply everything you’ve ever learned, and do so once you think all the pieces are there.
What life teaches you is there are no rights or wrongs or second chances, so just take action.
There’s heavy dependence that’s placed on circumstances and situations, ulterior motives and other dynamics.
If you feel you’ve learned everything you need to, developed all your strengths, grown to your full potential, it’s time to apply it. Once you tie it all together, it’s called maturity.
You realize by now what you know and what you’re capable of, while realizing everything you know can’t be used in every situation.
You discover your anger for instance, can be as critical as patience under certain circumstances.
The Investment Which Is Your Life
To condense everything that is your life, you must be willing to learn, compress all of this development together. Then the life excursion which is maturity occurs.
These are the indicators, the trademarks of performance.
If you follow this protocol, you’ll then be leaving a legacy of your life and it becomes inevitable.
People will remember you. Your good work as well as your intent will spread, irrespective.
To be responsible, to be accountable, to be compassionate while showing empathy towards everyone.
All that matters is to matter somehow, to make a difference, to be the difference, to be counted, to stand up for something. To be loved.
Go and make a dent in this world, prove you’ve lived a life, your life on your terms, one to full potential.