1- be honest with yourself
Of you find your goal is at a standstill, you might need to be honest with yourself about why that is,
After you have come to an understanding, try to find a solution to push to step out of yourself toward success, challenge yourself to step out of your comfort zone. This might mean an extra set of squats, speaking to a supervisor about a promotion or even signing up for a difficult college class that you hadn’t considered before.
2- change your perspective
Sometimes along the journey, you have to change your perspective to turn a challenging situation into a better one. When you are having a bad day or week, imagine instead that it is a good day or week. Give yourself the opportunity and the time to think about your situation using only positive language and see how much your day or week changes. Doing this for an extended period of time could change your entire life.
3- Set boundaries with others
Advocate for your own needs. Be caring towards others, but don’t accept abuse from anyone. Remember, being a good person does mean you have to take violent or disrespectful language or actions from anyone.
Respect the boundaries others set for you, too listen to your loved ones when they tell you they need space, or want to do something alone.
4- Make a list of your goals, and what you might do to achieve them
Be sure to address both short – term and long term goals ; try to think beyond financial and career goals, such as relationship goals, personal goals for bettering yourself, things you would like to experience, or things you want to learn. Draw up a timeline that says when you want to achieve each part.
Be smart goals ; goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time bound.
Break big goals down. For instance, if your goal is to see the world, you can set the goal of saving money and visiting certain countries.
5- Start Living Your Dreams
Being successful in life isn’t about a magical moment when everything falls into place.
It’s about the title moments in between.
Moments Where you’re happy. Moments that you’re really soaking in.
Truth is, you can experience those moments even if you’re currently stuck in a 9 to 5.
If your goal is to run an online business, you’ve got evenings and weekends where you can start plugging away.
Maybe you want be a digital nomad, you can talk to your boss about working remote for three weeks while while you work abroad.
I know what you’re thinking, you want it all and you want it now.
But truth is, unless you take those baby steps, you won’t really know whether it’s something you want or something you think you want.
You can still start trying to figure out a plan on how to be successful whether you’re at a 9 to 5 or not.
I’m not saying stay at your 9 to 5 if you’re miserable. I’m just saying that the 9 to 5 on its own isn’t always the only cause of your frustration or unhappiness.