In this New Year of 2020, millions of people will now be wanting to focus on how to change their lives for the better. Here Dean Holland explores ways to change your life, based on his own personal rags to riches life experience…
“There is a big, big difference – and that’s what I’m emphasising here – a huge difference between wanting something, wishing for something, hoping for something… and committing to making something happen.
Good morning! Welcome to another episode of The Drive.
So, I’m asked all the time…
Dean, What Was The Key To Your Success…?
“…How did you go from over $60,000 in debt, working in a construction company, stuck in a job you hated… to starting your own company, and helping tens of thousands of people, and having all this incredible stuff happen? Financial freedom and all this success online… What was the secret? What was the key?”
You see, for my first four years, when I first began in 2004, I always said to myself, “I want to build a business – I would love to have that success.”
Looking at other people, like; “I want what he’s got.” “I want what she’s got.” But for the first four years, looking back, by saying those things, all I was really indicating was my interest in doing it.
I was interested in making money online. Interested in having success. I was interested in having what he or she had – the gurus I followed online.
But it wasn’t until 2008, where I changed. Where I stopped being just interested… and became committed.
How To Change Your Life For The Better
There is a huge difference – and this is the problem I see… just like I used to be – most people in this industry say they want to start an online business. They want success. But very few are actually committed to making happen.
You see, if you are committed to making it happen, you don’t keep buying many different things. You commit to one thing.
If you are committed to making something happen and changing your life for the better, you do it every single day.
If you are committed to achieving a result, you do not give up until you make it happen. And if you are committed to something, you say…
“It is going to happen.” And you believe it with all of your being. It just hasn’t happened yet.
It’s Not, “I Hope It Will Happen.”
Think about it this way…
How many times in your life have you thought to yourself, “I need to get in better shape.” “I need to do some more exercise, make better dietary choices, and have better eating habits”
It is one thing to say, “I want to get in shape.” and, “I want to build more muscle.” “I want to lose more fat.”
It is another to show up at the gym every single day, until you’ve achieved it and followed through, right?
Very few people follow through. Why is that? Well it’s because they haven’t committed. They’re just “interested” in achieving something.
And so now, when people ask me…
“What Was The Key?”
As I said at the start, there’s many things I could choose to say. Like;
- Getting a mentor.
- Working at it every single day.
- Focusing on one thing.
- Following a proven plan.
I see it all the time. People say they want the success, they want to change their life for the better, they hope it happens. It’s kind of like the mentality of, “I want to be rich, so I play the lottery, because I hope to win.”
Great… but there is a slim chance. Of course, somebody’s going to win the lottery. But your chances are minimal, and you have zero control over it. So instead you should say, “I want to live a certain way – here is how I’m going to make it happen:
- “I am going to invest in a mentor…“
- “I’m going to listen to every single thing they tell me.”
- “And I’m going to take action on it every single day, without faltering, falling or slipping off track.”
- “And any time I feel that I’m getting distracted, I am going to do whatever it takes to ensure that I get myself back on track.”
I am GOING to make this happen. I am COMMITTED with all of my being to making it happen. It is going to happen! And that’s the truth.
There is a big, big difference – and that’s what I’m emphasising here – a HUGE difference between wanting something, wishing for something, hoping for something… and committing to making something happen, okay?
So that’s my big message for the day: “What was it that took me from $60K in debt, down and out, with seemingly very little hope of of anything ever changing?”
The Day I Committed
Committing to making a change. And really, you should do everything within your power to make it happen and change your life for the better. Without, of course, doing anything illegal, or causing harm to somebody else, or even yourself.
So with that said, have a great day. Hope that helps. I’ll talk to you soon in Steps To Starting An Online Business Or Achieving Anything You Desire… another episode of The Drive.