If you’ve ever worked out with a personal trainer, one of the first questions they ask you in the onboarding process is “how motivated are you? How committed are you to reaching your goals? The reason for hiring a trainer is to push you beyond your limits and give you a plan to see your goals turn into reality. The only way to reach those goals is to show up and put in the work. It will require sacrifice. It will require showing day after day. As well as changing your food habits as well. But when you put your mind to it, there’s no stopping you. So again, how bad do you want it? How bad do you want to see the breakthrough? Are you willing to pray, get in the Word and fast until you see a shift? How bad do you want to achieve those goals? Are you willing to sacrifice your time for them? Are you willing to sacrifice that cup of coffee each week to save for that dream?
Successful people all do similar things. I love to read into successful heroes’ morning routines and what their daily habits were. We all have it within us to reach our fullest potential and greatness, especially as believers who have the power of the Holy Spirit living within us. We should be the most innovative, creative, and hard-working people on earth. We have the mind of Christ and everything in the kingdom is ours! We have everything we need. Sadly, we often allow fear and unbelief to keep us from entering into all God has destined for us. We stop short, and we settle. We play it safe, rather than taking the risk. But this year, it’s time to make a shift in your mindset.
Again, how bad do you want it? People who achieve great things are people who:
  1. Know their identity
They know what God says about them and they are confident in who they are.
  1. They pray the Word
They hold onto the promises of God. They memorize them and live them. They are filled with wise strategies.
  1. They are positive
Have you ever seen someone get successful by always complaining about how far behind they were and always negative? Me either.
  1. They recharge their batteries
I love what this article says about this one “Hard work is a requirement for success, but you can only push yourself 24/7 for so long. Successful people work hard and then unplug so they can refresh their minds and bodies.
If you’ve been pushing it to the limit, think about unplugging for a long weekend or more. Once you get back to the grind, you’ll be more effective at getting the results you want.”
Although there are many more we could add, the point is this: If you want it bad enough, put in the work and you will guarantee results to come.
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