Throughout all personal development books and seminars, the one defining factor, the one thing that all of your success hinges on is you.

That translates into your decisions, attitude, your level of belief in yourself, and your willingness to grow.

You can read motivational books all day long, attend seminars with gurus, or listen to law of attraction audio tapes for several hours a day, but are somehow left unfulfilled. Most of us have endlessly looked to the outside for something to fulfill us inside – looking for a missing link outside, when everything we already need is inside. 

Our gut and soul can provide intelligence beyond this world.

The defining factor within all of this is you and your internal ability to utilize wisdom and stop what you don’t like in your life and increase focus on what you do like and plan to achieve in the long term.

Our life is like an algorithm. We get the chance to iterate one time a day. We wake up, show up and perform slightly better each day. Each day is a new opportunity at bat.

The more design and focus we place on each day the better the algorithm becomes.

Your daily algorithm should be fined tuned toward your major purpose in life and what you are ultimately aiming to accomplish for the long haul.

That’s why getting ultra focused on one thing and eliminating all forms of distraction is highly encouraged by anyone in the success community.

Everyone gets the same amount of time. When you hear someone say “I don’t have enough time” it just means they have not prioritized it. Billionaires and everyday people have the same amount of time.

It’s easy to see time is the most valuable currency; everyone gets the same amount and nobody’s time is guaranteed.

Once you have made the decision to go all in on yourself there is no going back. Tony Robbins said, “If you want to take the island you need to burn the boats.” In other words go all in on yourself and don’t look back. Marry yourself in sickness and in health.

Have the courage to have this kind of belief in yourself, who you are, and what you stand for, for the near term and the long haul. 

There’s no going back with yourself, you are an ever expanding project, discovering new horizons, opening new doors, and gaining meaningful new experiences each day.

“A mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes

Janis Joplin once said, “Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got.”

Go all in on yourself.

Your next best action upon next best action is going to drive you forward like the engine of a speed boat.

Don’t focus too much on the past because the wake of the boat does not drive the boat forward. The engine does.

Many people identify with the past, the wake of the boat, when what matters most is what we can control to propel us forward. We can control the throttle of the engine, the message we stand for, and the direction of the boat. 

Believe in the integrity of your engine, your positive attitude, and underlying deep purpose to drive you forward. Your engine will drive you forward into new, exciting, and open waters.

Your self belief will illuminate the path before you and you will see the next best action with clarity. Your motivation, goals, and the deeper purpose you are striving for is what makes the endeavor worthwhile.

Take an ambitious goal like financial freedom so you can spend more time with your family. Financial freedom is at the apparent level of the goal. The deeper purpose behind the goal is the ability to spend time and go on life changing vacations around the world with your family.

We always get to choose how we define success by what we prioritize.

“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.” -Earl Nightingale

Why we do what we do is more important than what we do.

Believe in yourself, have self trust, and know you are worth it because you are here and you are alive.

You are the deciding factor.