You may not even realize what you’ve been doing wrong. 

You are meant for great things. 

Let’s start there. 

Do you believe it? I’ll bet you do. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading this. 

Take a few seconds to center yourself. After you’ve read the following sentence, close your eyes, take a deep breath and repeat the quoted words below and then open your eyes and keep reading.

“I am meant for great things.”

You are meant for great things. I believe it with all my heart. 

So do you.

Let me guess, though. You’re frustrated about where you are in your life. You know you’re meant for more, but you can’t quite figure out how to get there. 

Am I close? 

Let’s just say I am. 

Let me warn you. This next part is about to get personal — and tough. But you want more out of your life, so you’re going to persevere through. You’re gonna keep reading, and you’re gonna figure out why you are frustrated. 

There is a habit that we humans are prone to practicing, it’s so easy to fall into and it’s nearly invisible. 

I’m not talking about gambling. And I’m not talking about substance abuse. 

I am talking about drifting. 

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No, not that kind of drifting. That kind is way too noticeable (the smoking tires kind of give you away).

Rather, I talking about the kind of drifting that happens when you go through life like a boat on a river. A boat that just goes where the current takes it, without thinking about its path. 

For people, drifting happens when we go through our lives without being intentional. “Intentional” is a word that sounds so complicated — especially when we try to apply it to our personal lives. 

After all, living an “intentional life” sounds like something that only those high-and-mighty success gurus talk about (and who knows if they really do it). 

Actually, I know that they really do it. 

To get where you want to be in life, you have to stop drifting. But first, you have to realize that you ARE drifting. 

If you let your life take you where it will, instead of directing your own flow, you’re drifting. If you frequently find excuses like “I couldn’t/didn’t because my spouse/kids/job/dog/cat…” or if you follow details about the next big video game release, or you know the date and time when you favorite five series will drop on Netflix/Amazon — then you are not being intentional. 

You are drifting. 

You’ve got to stop ASAP. It’s going to be hard, but you can’t succeed until you do stop. 

And in my next post, I’ll tell you how to do it. 

Until then, keep repeating to yourself: 

I am meant for great things. 

And I WILL help you get there. 

Related.

Clay is Nicole’s flunkie here at Publishous (maybe “devoted husband” sounds better).  Clay is a Dave Ramsey-trained financial coach and small business expert. Get his advice on finances at MakeDollarsMakeSense.com and leadership at ClayAkers.com
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Clay is Nicole’s flunkie here at Publishous (maybe “devoted husband” sounds better).  Clay is a Dave Ramsey-trained financial coach and small business expert. Get his advice on finances at MakeDollarsMakeSense.com and leadership at ClayAkers.com

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