It is not enough just to have a goal or a dream. These can easily be crushed by discouragement, disappointment or simply loss of interest over time. It takes being intentional to be successful. Below are the 5 P's required for you to be successful.
Purpose: You must have a purpose in order to be successful. What is your why? What is motivating you? Why are you in the Universe? We are all on earth for a specific purpose and only you know what your purpose is. Your purpose is what is given to you in a vision. People can tell you what you are good at but only YOU knows what your true purpose is. We all have a vision and it is our purpose to fulfill the vision that was planted in us. You don’t have to have the map that leads you to success, you just have to be willing to fulfill your purpose. All you have to be is willing to work towards fulfilling your purpose. The Universe will provide all you need to get there. Don't think it's going to be an easy journey. Your purpose might make you feel uncomfortable because it is going to be bigger than you. It is bigger than what you could ever think of. Bigger than what you can imagine. It will require more than you. That is why when you have purpose, it will give you passion.
Passion: When you are passionate about something, you are always working on it. When you have purpose in life, it drives you. It’s not something you have to talk about. People will recognize your purpose because they see it in you everyday. If your passion drives you, it will attract people to hop on your bandwagon. People will want to help you fulfill your purpose because of the passion they see you moving with. The passion is not to get rich! Passion is something you are both willing to live for and die for. If you pour your passion into your purpose, the profit will come. Passion does not accept rejection. Regardless of the road blocks you keep going. There s nothing that will stop you, you may get discouraged and distracted but it will not stop you. If you are really working towards your purpose and you have passion, you need a plan.
Planning: "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail." Write down your purpose, your dreams, visions, aspirations, legacy. We have to have a plan if we are going to be successful. You don't have to have a step by step road plan, but have a vision for where you plan on being. Where do you plan on being in 6 months? 5 years? 10 years? You have to write it down. Be intentional with your purpose. Don’t worry about the steps to get there, your Job is to just have the plan of where it is you desire to be. Once you have a plan, surround yourself with people who will help you fulfill your purpose.
People: The people around you are important to you fulfilling your purpose. Surround yourself with people who will drive you to your destiny. The people in our life who can be the most damaging, discouraging, distracting are our family. You need to create those boundaries or cut people off. Create a distance between you and toxic people. But also, invest in people. Train them, teach them so they can fully perform for you. Treat them like people not robots or profit makers.
Persistence: This is a bigger resistance to resistance. It is a consistent resistance because you are focused on nothing else but what you want. “No matter what happens, I am still going to work on what I have come to do.” When you have purpose and passion, it gives you persistence. If you desire success, you have to be persistent. You have to be ready to be bigger than our resistance.
For you to become successful, start applying the 5 P's today! Take intentional steps towards achieving your purpose. Be passionate. Make a plan. Surround yourself with like minded people. Be persistent. This is how you can be 1% better today.
Food For Thought: The 5 P's.
"Proper preparation prevents poor performance."