Updated: Aug 16, 2020
#1: Focus on Long-Term Success
Becoming a superhero takes time, but it's your small everyday choices that get you there.
When I exercise, I know I'm not going to get back in shape overnight. I'm probably not even going to be totally fit in a few months, or maybe a year. But that's okay, because that's not really what I'm focusing on. I don't want to just have abs again or just lose 15 pounds (although, I mean, yeah, let's do that too). I want to become a superhero.
You know those great montages in superhero movies? Sometimes you see them in spy movies or cop movies too. It's that scene toward the beginning of the movie where the beat-down, out-of-shape underdog realizes their potential and gets to work. This spans weeks or months or sometimes years, and you see the character become the hero.
They work hard with their teacher/mentor, training their mind, body, and spirit to be strong and hero-esque. They work out, eat well, read and study great texts, and expand what they are capable of. There's an inspiring song ringing out in the background. Man, I'd love to know what movie scene comes to mind for you (Rocky? Mulan? Dirty Dancing?).