There’s a difference between what we say and what we do. It’s called reality.
We say a lot of things:
- “I don’t want to be that guy who can’t climb two flights of stairs.”
- “I want to have a close family.”
- “I want to help and inspire people.”
- “I want to buy a house for my parents.”
There’s nothing wrong with that. Most of us have nothing but good intentions.
However, good intentions mean nothing. You can’t pay your bills with good intentions. We know that making a living is hard. And living a great life is even more difficult.
So every day we hustle, work hard, and do our best to get closer to our dreams.
But how do you know that you’re on the right path? How do you know that you’re not wasting your time?
Well, you might not be a fortune teller. But I have an exercise for you that predicts your future accurately.
It’s straightforward: Look at your actions.
That’s the whole exercise. Let me explain.
No matter what you want to achieve in life, your actions must back up your words. If not, you will never achieve anything.
For instance, I desire to always work for myself. And at the same time have enough money in the bank to support my lifestyle. Put simply: I want to stay independent. Financially, spiritually, mentally. And in addition to that, I want to stay fit.
All I have to do now is look at my actions. I ask myself, “So you want to be independent, huh? What does that take?”
- Are you creating things that people need?
- Are you improving your skills?
- Are adding value to other people’s lives?
- Are you saving at least 10% of your income?
- Are you investing your money?
- Are you exercising enough?
- Are you reading enough books?
- Are you investing in yourself?
I can go on for a while. But you get the point. I’m questioning my habits here. It’s not about what you want — it’s about what you do.
And not in the future. Today.
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