Smart Way #2: You can have, do or become whatever you want

In Smart Way 01, we looked at how your behaviour dictates how others are going to treat you. So, it is vital we understand that our behaviour is dependent on what we believe.

Smart Way 02 asks you to believe that you are the architect of your future; imagine what you would truly want to have, do, or become if time, talent and money were no object.

Yes, it’s easy to limit ourselves to what others have said we are capable of. But I ask you to find the courage to see a way under, over or through every obstacle, roadblock or risk that stands between you and your dream.

To start with, think about what you would like to have that costs money. Whatever it is, simply write it down and look for ways to fund having it. Know that to ‘have it’ you must learn to prioritise your spending and make some sacrifices. Then we need to look at experiences and achievements in the same way.

Perhaps one of the most powerful goals for us in reaching our goals is the glowing reward of achievement. I love this line from the film The Imitation Game: ‘Sometimes it’s the people no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine.’

What would you like to be remembered for? Think of the people you admire. Is there anyone you’d like to emulate, or perhaps take what they’ve done and add to it? Read more when you Buy the e-book or paper copy of Making It On my Own; 52 Ways to Smash It in the Real World.