This week I interviewed Billy Floyd, a singer and songwriter from Orlando, Florida. Here are the main takeaways from this week’s podcast.
There will never be a “perfect time” to start
Too many people are waiting on the sidelines for the perfect moment to get in the game.
The excuses are plenty, “I don’t have enough time, enough money, or enough talent.”
So people put their dreams in the backseat and then wonder why they’ve never done anything meaningful with their lives.
Here’s the truth: the only difference between success and failure is that the successful person chose to start even when the time’s not perfect. Realize that there will always be people with more time, money, and talent, so stop comparing yourself to others.
Once you learn how to believe in yourself and your potential – even without evidence or reason – you’ll become bold enough to take action and achieve successes that no one will expect from you.
People gravitate towards the dreamers
The rich get richer and the poor get poorer – that’s been true since the dawn of time.
Why? Because people want to be around abundance and positive energy, not neediness and defeat.
The only way to break this cycle is to adopt the mindset and work ethic of an already successful person. You must develop the passion and drive to keep on working on your craft despite people and circumstances telling you that you will fail.
It’s only with this passion will you attract high level mentors and friends into your life that will take you to the next level.
Because no one is going to push you to work hard if you’re not willing to push yourself. Success first starts within your own mind.
Lack of time means lack of priority
Everyone in the world has 24 hours in a day, and everything that happens during that day is a personal choice.
What you choose to do in those 24 hours will determine your level of success. Some people prioritize sleep, family, and play over the daily grind of chasing their dreams. Some people are willing to make sacrifices during the short term in order to find success in the long term.
Which kind of person are you? Are you willing to sacrifice the things you love and the daily luxuries in order to make your dreams a reality?
If not, you will have a much harder time reaching your goals.
If you are telling yourself that you don’t have enough time to do the things you want, you simply have not given your dreams the priority it deserves.
You can listen to Billy’s music by visiting his website here.