Have you ever imagined why it’s hard to achieve your desired goal? Ever wondered why your life is operating below the standard you’ve always wanted.
However, we are in an age where everyone is so occupied with tech advancements, social media and what not, and this is, in turn, making us lose our uniqueness while following the path of the mediocrity.
In fact, a study conducted by JAMPP shows the human attention span decreases by 88 percent every year.
That, however, doesn’t mean you can’t overcome mediocrity. In fact, you can live your life to the fullest and achieve your dreams. These effective steps below will teach you how.
- Take up a challenge concerning what you want for your life.
Everybody wants to succeed, everybody wants a good living and possibly some luxuries, but most people are not ready to put in the work. They don’t push themselves.
It’s easy to say, “I want a better life”, but it’s not easy to take up the challenge and pay the price. That is why most people desire great things but still settle for less.
Here are few steps you can take to challenge yourself every day.
- Intently review your life; where you are and where you want to be.
- Give up your excuses.
- Write down your goals and review it every single day.
- Stay away from people that have decided to settle for mediocrity.
- Do something that brings you a step closer to your dreams every day.
If you don’t challenge yourself for the things you want, you will settle for the things you don’t want.
- Rewire your mindset to believing in the impossible.
A lot of people think their situation can’t change for the better, and with this belief alone, they don’t even work towards changing it.
Sometimes the situation you find yourself in might not be favorable to move forward, but that is when some people see the opportunity to stand out — strive to be such persons.
Bethany Hamilton started surfing from small, she was attacked by a shark at age 13 which made her lose one of her arms. Her belief prompted her to do the impossible. She was back on her surf board a month later with one arm, and she won first place in the Explorer Women’s Division of the NSSA National Championships some years later.
Strong belief draws out possibilities from the impossible.
- Stretch out of your comfort zone.
There is a popular saying that, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Sometimes what stops us from getting what we want in life is our reluctance to make moves and take necessary steps towards our goals and ambitions.
We tend to endure in a situation that doesn’t favor us, just because we want to avoid risk and play it safe.
However, to achieve what you really want in life, you must move out of your comfort zone and face your fears. No excuses whatsoever.
- Eliminate your fears and build your confidence.
A lot of people allow fear to trap them into a life they didn’t want. The fear of, “What will happen if I try”, “If it doesn’t work out the way I want.” They Forget that fear is one of the greatest enemies of success. With fear in place, numerous brands like Facebook, Microsoft, Colorlib, amongst others, wouldn’t have been created as the founders would be too scared to give their unique idea a shot at success.
If you decide to give fear a chance, it will be hard to achieve anything at all.
The only way to eliminate fear is to develop a strong self-confidence, as this will enable you to summon the courage to pursue whatever you want in life.
- Focus on one thing at a time.
Lack of focus keeps a lot of people on the same spot for a long period of time, and before they realize it, it’s already the eleventh-hour.
Moreso, a lot of people involve themselves in several activities at a time, which distracts them from getting a reasonable result. They, in turn, settle for whatever comes their way instead of what they want.
Don’t be this kind of people, or better still, be them in reverse.
Concentrate all your energy, time and attention to a single goal at a time and focus on how to reach that goal.
To round it up
There’s only a tiny line between living your dream life and living the life of mediocrity. It’s either you sit back and wish for your dream life, or you go out to chase and achieve it.
Joseph Chukwube is an experienced content writer, link builder and SEO specialist. He is the Founder and CEO of Dream Chase Achieve, a rapidly growing lifestyle and self-improvement blog.