Moving on the next level in your dreams as fast as you can would the best feeling in the world. Personally, I know that feeling too but that is an easy things to do. It’s tiring and takes a lot of courage to go to the next level. One of the way is by increasing your work output which means creating more outcome in a higher quality.
But how? Simple Enough. You create your own benchmarks for your output, and aim for the top them every single time. There is a difference between someone who aims for the top and someone who aims for a win. And again, how can I do that?
I have found a lot of ways and put it into five main categories which are take classes, read books, follow a mentor, practice twice as much, have a great attitude and commit yourself to doing what it takes to master your craft or profession. More importantly, all these reasons have only one purpose which is to invest in your minds. So before you start investing, choose and survey which ever suits you the most.
Five ways to go to the Next Level.
Whether online or offline classes. It’s up to you. As for me, I am more to online classes especially from Udemy. Is this important? It is indeed because this is how you improve you craftsmen. You learn from the professional. For example, if you are a web designer, you can take any online classes in Udemy that you think can help you.
I also found Udemy is very helpful when it comes to take online classes since they provide lots of good stuffs. And avoid saying “I know that already” because if you say this probably you wont go learn and improve you skills. Winners constantly learning and growing, losers think they already know everything. Which one are you?
This is my favorite way because it is the cheapest way and I get to learned a lot. I started to read books on February 2016 and up until now. Now, I read at least 91 books in totals. After a while, I about 1 months and a half, I started to develop reading habits and I found it to be very useful.
Currently, I become an avid reader and I read at least 4 books per months. Which means I can learn a lot in a months. Check out my goodreads.com account here. Additionally, I usually bought the books from amazon, mphonline, Kinokuniya and Barnes and noble.
Practice twice as much.
Practice more, do more, show up every day and finish more. The trick is to keep on challenging yourself. The best example would easily shown by the guys at the gym. Because everyday they keep on pumping the iron. And when they get used to the weight, at one time, they would started to felt the weight become a bit lighter. Then, they would add more weight to the iron, meaning that they keeps on pushing themselves. And because of this, their body become so shredded to the core.
The same could happen if you do keep challenging yourself on your works. As for me, now i try to challenge myself to write at least two draft per day, no matter what. I just keep on writing everyday. I sacrifice my time for the movies, TV-series and other useless entertainment.My dreams would become my first priority!
Have a great attitude.
Because you are a products of what you invest in and from your surrounding. If you keep on spending time with entertainment instead of educations when things going to get super hard, you would tend to quit. Then, it’s hard for you to go to the next level. The reason is because you are not preparing for it and you don’t know what to do.
The only things you know is instant gratification which is where is the promise that if I keep on working on my dreams, eventually I would become who i want to be. Unfortunately, it does not work like that. To achieve your dreams, you needs a lot hard work, patient and perseverance. It was never about instant gratification.
Here are some practical tips to have a great attitude and take your life to the next level:
- Avoid wasting time reading newspaper.
- No negative talks please.
- Avoid listening to the radio.
- Avoid watching TV.
- Get away from the naysayers.
- Make everyone believe in you.
- Avoid alcohol and drugs at all cost.
“Without delayed gratification, there is no persistence.”
― Sunday Adelaja
Commit to it.
Last but not least, be committed to yourself and be persistence because things will start to get super hard and mentally challenging. To overcome this, I usually made a declaration to myself that no matter what happen I wont stop until I win. I usually said to myself in front of a mirror that “No matter how hard it is, how bad it gets, I am going to make it“.
What type fits you?
The more you choose the better it is. I do all these five above. Yes, i practice what i write. I am not a talkers, I am a doers baby and you should too!
Here’s a 3 minute Nike video for you.Check it out.
Take the first step. Don’t just read. The first step doesn’t have to be big. Make a declaration to yourself. None of these steps are keys to your instant success and there is no instant gratification. All of them require hard work and sometimes years to show any effect.
If you’re ready to take it to the next level — and you’re ready to put in the work and commitment that entails — then go through the list and ask yourself how each item could help get you there. Work like this is your last day on earth. It’s time to go to the next level!