Aaron Anastasi is the founder and coach of the internationally recognized, Superior Singing Method, an online singing lesson program that grosses seven figures annually.
With over 10,000,000 views and 100,000 subscribers, Aaron has the #1 singing/life lesson channel on YouTube. He is also a prominent life coach for clients in industry-leading roles ranging from film directors to marine biologists to TEDx speakers.
“The inspiration you are waiting for, in order to start, is on the other side of starting”
1. You Have to Get Started
The hardest part of any endeavor, whether it is starting your business, losing 50 lbs. of fat, or marrying the girl of your dreams, is getting started.
Once you have built the momentum and gotten over the fear of failure and vulnerability, things will start to fall into place, but you have to get started!
So plug your nose, and jump into the cold water, years from now, you will look back and be glad that you did.
2. Don’t Hold Your Happiness Hostage to Large Goals
Having huge, massive, earth shattering goals is admirable, but it can also be toxic.
You need to have your big goals; a million dollars a year in profit, a New York Times best-selling book, transformed body, or whatever it is, but you cannot allow those big goals to hold your happiness hostage.
Set out towards your dreams with smaller, more managable goals that will allow you to taste the joy of achievement without waiting 10-20 years, and reward yourself for every step you take towards your big goals.
Remember, like Hal Elrod says “Love the life you have, while you create the life of your dreams.”
3. Your Beliefs Determine Your Reality
Nothing can sabotage you more quickly and more completely than limiting beliefs.
If you wake up every morning, believing that you are not good enough, that you will never achieve your goals, and that you are unworthy of success, then it is impossible to achieve your dreams.
You have to consciously and actively rewire your brain and your belief systems to serve you and your goals, because if you do not, your beliefs will rewire your life for the worse.
4. Your Rituals Create Your Results
Success is simple, but it is not easy.
If you want that great body, workout every day, count your calories, and sleep 8 hours a night.
If you want a million dollars in your bank account, start your business, set about each day intentionally building on the most important things, and hire experts to help you overcome your weaknesses.
If you want the beautiful wife and the white picket fence, then start getting involved in social activities, talk to more women, and take more risks in your dating life.
Success is nothing but the accumulation of small things done consistently over a log period of time.
5. Feedback Helps You Close the Gaps in Life
If you are not where you want to be in your life right now, then you need to sit down with people you trust and have honest and open conversations about where you are excelling and where you are falling short.
The feedback that you get from others (meaning people who have achieved what you want and who care for you) can give you the knowledge and encouragement you need to bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be.