I attended a National Speakers Association conference in Atlanta, Georgia this past weekend and have come back extremely motivated. The conference was just what I needed. I learned something new in each session I attended and a few of those things could be considered AHA moments. But the last session proved that I had yet to have my AHA.
The last session featured a panel of Million Dollar Speakers. One of them said something that hit me really hard. Rory Vaden said: “Success is never owned, it is rented and the rent is due each day.” I have heard similar things before and have even said similar things. In the book that I co-wrote, Seeds of Success, we write that “success is not a destination, it is a journey.” Although that is similar, the wording that Rory used was just what I needed to hear.
I am young and could be considered successful by some, but I am nowhere near where I want to be in my life. I have lofty goals, and I plan on being successful. But am I willing to do the thing that no else wants to do? Am I just renting success on some days and forgetting to pay the bill on others? This is something I will continue to ponder in the coming weeks, and I think it would benefit everyone to do the same.
Here are some things I plan on doing more of to insure that my rent payment is never overdue:
- Read something new everyday
- Write everyday
- Become a master of telling my story
- Cut down on my time-wasters
- Determine what my ideal day looks like and work toward making it a reality
- Tell people how much I appreciate them
- Clearly define my goals for the next month, three months, six months, and year
- Go for it!