There is one constant in our lives today, that constant is CHANGE. You can either allow change to overwhelm you and be the reason that you never manage to break free from your self-imposed comfort zone. Or you can accept 100 % responsibility for your life and anticipate change, plan for change and utilise change as your ally. When I speak of responsibility, I mean take charge of your life and accept that no one will design the future you want, it is all up to you. The moment you accept this reality, you empower yourself and equip yourself to create the future you have dreamed about all your life.

If you place bees in a jar, which is open on one end and you lay the bottle on its side, with the closed end facing a bright light source. The bees will repeatedly fly into the closed bottom, trying to escape through the closed end. They are programmed, instinctively, to only fly toward the light. Even though the one end of the jar is open they will just keep flying toward the light. They never reverse gears and fly out of the open end of the jar.

Do you act like a bee and just keep repeating the same pattern of behaviour every day? Are you locked in your present circumstances, an unhappy and unfulfilling place, yet you are unwilling or unable to change? As long as you continue to repeat the same behaviour patterns, you cannot ever expect to change anything in your life. If you continue to repeat the same pattern of behaviour, something miraculous will happen, NOTHING!

It is time to reach in a new direction and to break free from your comfort zone. A place I am certain, which is anything but comfortable. Stop doing all the things that are making you miserable and choose to no longer do what is comfortable and convenient. Open your mind and accept that you will need to experiment and explore. Break new ground; accept that not everything you will attempt will work out.

Follow a process of trial and error; learn from all the feedback you receive and turn this into a set of daily success activities, which will, over time turn into the success you desire. It is far better to try and encounter a few challenges, than it is to just do nothing. As long as you do nothing, there is no chance; you will ever break free from the bindings of mediocrity. The more you try and fail, the more you will learn and grow.

Action Idea: Starting today, explore your life and discover exactly what you want in your future. Once you have a crystal clear picture of exactly what you want, it is time to, examine your daily actions and discover, exactly what is holding you back. Try one new idea at a time. When you introduce one new activity into your schedule and measure the result this new activity delivers, you will soon see that things will begin to change in your life. If the new actions are delivering the results you want, keep doing it. If not adjust your activities, until they deliver the results you want.

As you follow a cycle, where you plan what you are going to do, take action or just do it, review or measure your actions daily and if necessary, improve the actions you take. You are equipping yourself for super success. Keep repeating the cycle of “Plan, Do, Review and Improve, until you succeed. You can never fail, if you don’t give up.

Author's Bio: 

Andrew is an expert and master teacher that speaks and teaches self-leadership, expanded awareness, effectiveness, efficiency and productivity. He guides individuals and business professionals, to identify, prioritise and carry out the right activities, consistently, so that they can maximise their personal effectiveness and deliver their best; on time, every time. All the tools and techniques Andrew teaches; have been tested in the laboratory of his own life and the many successful businesses he has owned and led, over the past 20 years. These strategies have seen Andrew achieve financial independence and reach a point of harmonious balance in all areas of his life. His purpose is to help as many people as possible, achieve similar or better results and to show them how they can realise their full potential, both personal and professionally and to help them live a meaningful life, where they are fulfilled in all areas.