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Focus, attitude, and actions

The trajectory of your life is largely determined what you choose to focus on, the attitude you harbor when you focus on it, and the actions you take as a result. And each of these things is completely within your power to control.

Yes, sh*t happens, but whether it’s an obstacle on the way to your goals, rejection that stings, or an unexpected negative event, it is not the end of your journey.

Rest up & refocus if you need to, learn what you can from the experience, and then push forward.

The more you implement this strategy into your life, the more progress you’ll make and the more resilient you’ll become.

Do something

You can put yourself on a better path in life starting today, but it requires you to actually do some things.

You must stop perpetuating your own dissatisfaction with yourself, your career, your relationships, or your life by doing nothing. You must commit to no longer settling for the path of least resistance. You must commit to working towards your goals instead of relying on wishful thinking. And you must be willing to deal with life’s challenges without allowing yourself to be overcome by them.

Excerpt from: Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled Volume 1

Work to achieve goals regardless of the circumstances

Goals. Yes, you can try to make your life & environment “perfectly suitable” to achieve your goal. But you become dependent on these circumstances to achieve it. Real effectiveness lies in becoming disciplined & focused enough to achieve goals regardless of the circumstances.

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 20, 2019

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Don’t quit before you’re proud

Goals. If you have to console yourself after quitting, feel the need to play up being disappointed, or feel guilty when people say “It’s ok, you tried”, the chances are good you quit too easily.

You may be disappointed in quitting, but if you truly tried, you’ll also be proud.

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 19, 2019

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Struggling with New Year’s resolutions

Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled by Zero Dean

If you’re starting to struggle with your NewYearsResolutions it’s probably because you’re trying to initiate too much change at once. This leads to feeling overwhelmed & quitting. Focus on making progress on 1 goal or 1 part of it & keepgoing. Add complexity/more goals later.

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 17, 2019

Don’t let discouragement keep you from reaching your goals

Don’t let discouragement keep you from reaching goals within your grasp. Understand that facing setbacks & being discouraged doesn’t have to lead to quitting. Change your tactics & strategy as needed, but only quit if you know it’s best for you. Otherwise, keep pushing yourself.

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 17, 2019

Success is more than just achievement

You likely won’t achieve every challenging goal you set for yourself, but there are always benefits in setting difficult goals & working towards them. Success is more than just achievement. Always be working towards things that you want & the benefits will appear in time.

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 10, 2019

Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled by Zero Dean

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