Achieve Unstoppable Success by Finding Your Mojo

Written by jeadmin

Topics: Entrepreneur School, Motivation

[This post was selected as one of the top 10 in a recent blog contest on Brian Tracy’s website. ]

You are the only one that is living your life.  You are the master, the sole proprietor, and guiding force for everything that is happening to you right now.  Through the choices you make, and those you choose not to make, you have navigated through the maze of life to the point where you are now.

Are you happy with where you are?  If not, it is time to change your choices. 

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” – Henry David Thoreau

Most people drift from day to day, doing what others expect of them and not setting their own direction.  To achieve success, truly unstoppable success, you have to live a life with passion, with mojo.  To find your mojo, look inside yourself for the answers to three questions and then chart a reality that puts you dead center in the intersection of all three. 

What are your talents?

Take an objective inventory of the skills you have, where your strengths and talents are.  If you don’t know, ask others that know you well.   Know who you are and what you have to offer.  Dig deep for the underlying talents, not the skills that can be learned.  Attitude and aptitude count for more than any individual skills.

What do you enjoy doing?

Start with a blank page and draw two columns: one for activities you like, and another for those you dislike.  Write down all the activities you can think of, putting them in the appropriate column.  As you go through your day, make a notation of everything you do and whether you enjoy it or not. As you think about performing the activity, pay attention to your physical reaction.  Do you feel that pit in your stomach?  Then put this activity in the dislike column.  Your subconscious cannot tell the difference between reality and imagination, and so your physical reaction will be the same.

What do you see as your purpose in life?

You may need some time to distill all your thoughts into an answer to this question.  One way to approach it is to ask yourself what you would do with your days if you did not need money and you had all the time in the world.  Imagine you’ve received a large inheritance and no longer need to work for money.  How would you choose to spend your days?  Close your eyes and allow yourself to dream.

Once you have clarity on these answers, you can begin to recognize opportunities that are right for you.  Take stock of where you are, and define a path to the reality you choose to live.  Supposedly, when Michelangelo was asked how he had made the magnificent statue of David, he replied, “I just removed everything that wasn’t David”.  Remove those things in your life that don’t fit your version of your future.  One word of caution, though, is to be careful that you don’t reject something because you don’t think you can do it.  Don’t let your fears limit you.  Open your mind to new possibilities.

By going through this exercise, you can get grounded in your vision for the future.  Consciously set a direction for your life based on this introspection and take action everyday further down this path.  Constantly pull out your compass and reevaluate where you are and what you need to focus on.  If you do not discipline yourself to do this regularly, you will tend to revert back to your old behaviors, your old life, and inertia.

If you enjoy what you are doing, have the skills to do it well, and it fits into your world view of your purpose in life, then you have mojo.  You will achieve amazing success because you have just defined success in your own terms.  Now define your goals and you have a blueprint for living a life with passion, remarkable and unstoppable.

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours” – Henry David Thoreau

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