What is takes to ‘be ready’
How many times people sabotage their own progress because of fear, doubt, procrastination, laziness and everything else in between? The hour has come to stop with every excuse as to why we are unable to achieve our dreams.
Let’s take a moment to examine the word “ready”. It means to be:
- Fully organized and prepared
- In a suitable state for an activity, action or situation
- Available for service or progress
- Willing to do something
- Equipped for what is about to occur
One necessary thing for you to be ready and progress is to have a vision. It means that you will require a focused frame of mind for what is on the horizon. Ask yourself – are you able to see beyond your current situation into a future blossoming with possibilities?
If you have been feeling frustrated with stagnancy and lack of new opportunities, now is your moment to take concrete steps to change the situation.
Anyone can talk about being ready. In reality, it takes daily discipline to be and stay ready for unseen opportunities that can emerge.
Always consider, in the words of Jim Rohn, Business Philosopher, “When you change, everything changes.” Anything we attain in life is a reflection of the action steps we put in motion.
5 questions assessing if you are ready
It is important to evaluate your current situation to see if you are ready for an unexpected opportunity, even or change in your life. Here are five questions to consider:
Am I organized and prepared for my next big move?
Can you clearly see the direction in which you are heading? At the beginning of transition we must first go through a ‘gathering phase’. This is when you are writing out specific plans and developing detailed ideas. Who do you aspire to partner with on this venture? What does your visual imagery look like? Who will design your marketing materials? What is the concise message you desire to convey? To whom will you be directly speaking to?
Is my thought process in a suitable state for next level living?
If you are having self-doubt, it will be quite difficult to operate at an accelerated pace and ascend to higher dimensions. Pursuing your passion and purpose is not a simple process. It will be very challenging and requires full commitment.
Am I available to contribute time, energy and resources to a cause bigger than myself?
I recently read a profound quote by Tony Gaskins that stated, “The doors will be open to those who are bold enough to ask!” Opportunities often elude us because we appear unavailable in our dispositions, slothfulness and lack of pursuit.
Am I willing to work hard with or without reward?
At the beginning of a dream you may have to invest countless hours and even give up sleep before ever experiencing monetary payoffs. That’s why it’s vital that you work for a dream that you really want to achieve. This will be the fuel necessary to keep you motivated during seasons of mental fatigue and weariness and ensure you don't give up.
Am I equipped for what is about to occur?
If you are a singer you should have at least several songs that you are primed to sing on the spot with or without a music band and background singers. Are you a speaker? If a company was to inquire about hiring you, do you have a speaker’s reel, one-sheet or a signature message available to submit?
Are you ready for the things life has got for you? Let me know in the comments!
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