I've always followed the 4Ds when it comes to accomplishing my big goals. You have to dream about it all of the time, have the necessary drive to get things done, have the determination no matter what obstacles you face and the dedication to getting better at what you do no matter what it is. Those are imperative to how you become the greatest at what you do.


A dream is something that you may have but it has to turn into reality by actually doing the work. Your goals may be too big for someone else to believe but if you believe in yourself, anything can happen. Everyone has their moment and as long as you're constantly working toward something, the results will show down the line.


Having drive has to be in you, you don't necessarily develop that over time. You have to want it more than anyone or anything else. The way I keep my drive going is, there's someone working harder than me right now. I'm always in competition with myself and that's what makes the bad days get better. There are plenty of days I don't have that internal drive but I always tell myself, if I do 30 minutes of work today instead of an hour or 2 hours, it's one step closer to achieving my goals.


The determination is something you have to have in you too. There's going to be so many distractions and things going on in your life which may prevent you from doing the work you need to do. But when you want it bad enough, you make time to do your work and get things done. We all have different things going on in our lives and excuses aren't going to fly with people who have just as much on their plate as you do.


When you have the dedication to perfecting your craft, you'll always be striving for greatness no matter what. It's hard to stay dedicated to things sometimes but if you want to better your life and be able to live on your own terms, dedication is something you must have. The journey is not easy but the work isn't going to do itself.


The 4Ds that I live by are gold for me when it comes to doing these blogs, writing my books, recording my audiobooks and podcasts and so many more projects that I work on. With that said....


Be good, and go accomplish your goals!


Jamell Crouthers


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