The Difference Between The Struggling You And The Successful You…Is YOU!

If you’re struggling to achieve success, it’s essential to understand that the only difference between the struggling you and the successful you is YOU! Yes, that’s right. Success is not just about having the right circumstances or opportunities; it’s about the mindset, habits, and choices you make. This has been one of the biggest realizations Courtney and I have had on our journey to a healthier lifestyle. We talk all the time about how sad it is that we waited so long to start pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. Don’t get me wrong…it’s never too late…but I think of all the wasted time. Such a shame!

I want to highlight some of the key differences between the “struggling you” and the “successful you” that I’ve discovered on my road to a healthier lifestyle, and what we can do to bridge the gap.

  1. Mindset: The first and foremost difference between the struggling you and the successful you is mindset. Successful people have a growth mindset, which means they see challenges as opportunities to learn and grow. They believe in their abilities and are willing to take risks to achieve their goals. On the other hand, the struggling you may have a fixed mindset, which means they believe their abilities are limited and often shy away from challenges.
  2. Habits: Successful people have productive habits that help them stay focused and achieve their goals. They have a clear vision of what they want to accomplish and plan their day accordingly. They prioritize their time and avoid distractions that could derail their progress. The struggling you may have unproductive habits that hold them back, such as procrastination, lack of discipline, or poor time management skills.
  3. Choices: Successful people make conscious choices that align with their goals and values. They take responsibility for their decisions and understand that every choice has consequences. They choose to invest their time, money, and energy in activities that bring them closer to their goals. In contrast, the struggling you may make choices that undermine their progress, such as indulging in instant gratification or avoiding difficult tasks.

So, what are some action steps that can be taken to bridge the gap between the “struggling you” and the “successful you”? Start here:

  1. Develop a growth mindset by embracing challenges, seeking feedback, and learning from our mistakes.
  2. Adopt productive habits, such as putting measurable milestones and goals in place, planning our day, and prioritizing our time.
  3. Make conscious choices that align with our milestones/goals and values. Ask ourselves, “Are the choices I’m making bringing me closer to… or taking me further away from… the things I want to accomplish?”
  4. Surround ourselves with positive and supportive people who believe in our abilities and encourage us to succeed.

Bottom Line Y’all…

The difference between the struggling you and the successful you is YOU! By developing a growth mindset, adopting productive habits, making conscious choices, and surrounding ourselves with supportive people, we can bridge the gap and achieve the success we desire. Remember, success is not just about what we do, but who we become in the process.

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