Are you ready to become a modern day conqueror? No, not the kind that plunders and takes over other countries, the other kind. The kind that can overcome, surmount, and defeat anything that life throws their way.
Are you prepared to learn about some simple, yet powerful tactics that you can use to live a victorious life? If you said yes, you must also be ready to put any excuses you may be holding onto aside, and be open to pushing through your doubts on a heroic level.
If you want to become a giant in your life, a champion, a conqueror, then please keep reading.
Quick disclaimer: I had two bowl-sized cups of Starbucks’ Espresso Roast prior to writing this post, so brace yourself. I am not yelling at you, I am merely encouraging you…enthusiastically.
The first and most important tactic that you must start doing now, to seize your moment and become the conqueror that you are… is to start THINKING. Really, really, start thinking. I am not talking about spending one or two minutes day-dreaming either.
The thinking I am talking about, is taking 30 minutes to 1 hour a day, to create a game plan, a life strategy, a plan of attack.
The starting process of all great things, and of your great future accomplishments, begins when you start using that complex organ between your two ears.
You have to use your mind, you have to get a clear picture of exactly what it is that you want. You must outline exactly that which you wish to conquer.
Need more convincing on the need to Think?
- Read one of the most popular self-development books of all-time ‘Think and Grow Rich’ by Napoleon Hill. This book suggests at least 30 minutes a day, thinking of the person you intend to become.
- Robin Sharma, in his book The Greatness Guide, suggests the best time to get your deepest thinking done is during a daily 60 minute ritual, a ritual he calls his Holy Hour.
- Or take a look at this article published by Inc.com detailing why successful people spend 10 hours a week for thinking time. It gives some really good tips on how you can begin making the time to get started on your thinking regimen.
Need more info on how to get started on this invaluable thinking process?
- Read this very informative Forbes article to learn 11 ways to actually make time for thinking.
It is no mistake that the people who spend the time thinking and planning to get the things and achievements they want for themselves, actually do.
Of course, it doesn’t just happen for everyone who decides to think. Conquering doesn’t just magically happen because we managed to come up with a few good thoughts.
Thinking is just the first step in this process of conquering. After careful thought has gone into devising your quest to conquer, the next tactic is to do the following:
Once you’ve decided what you want out of life, and exactly how you plan on getting it, the next thing you need to do, is to believe. You have to make sure you are certain that you want it.
Not only that, but you have to make sure everything about how you approach your new goals, is done with absolute conviction, absolute confidence, and absolute belief.
If it is not done with absolute certainty, if it is not done with full belief that you can conquer, you will eventually be defeated. Essentially, if you approach your goal with hesitation, you will set in motion, a downward spiraling trend that leads to the exact opposite of what you were looking for…failure.
The Cycle of Defeat
For example, if you are not careful, you can start in motion, a process like this:
If you look at the diagram above, you will notice that it is cyclical. The diagram shows the cycle of defeat. It all starts with a decreased or low-level belief in ourselves. This cycle is ultimately a downward spiraling path toward a more fearful, weaker you, and as a result, a bleak conquer-less future.
Look at it like this. If you doubt your abilities, and don’t have absolute belief that you can handle whatever it is you are undertaking, you will place in motion this negative feedback loop.
When you hold on to the false belief that you can’t do something, you influence your view on your potential for actually being able to accomplish that thing well. With this weakened belief in our potential, we will in effect be less likely to take the required action to fulfill that potential.
Needless to say, when we take less action towards achieving our goals, we significantly decrease our chances of actually realizing those goals.
As the saying goes, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”. Not only that, but when we show up, half-defeated, not ready to win, inferior results are sure to follow.
Unfortunately, those less than stellar results reinforce our lack of belief in ourselves, which as a result decreases our outlook on our potential again.
In turn, this ultimately reduces even more so, our desire to act, which again brings even worse results. The cycle goes on and on, to eventual physical, spiritual, and professional defeat.
The Cycle of the Conqueror
However! The opposite is also true, and it looks like this.
If you make up your mind, I mean really make up your mind to achieve something, and commit to doing it no matter what, with absolute certainty, you will set in motion a powerful life enhancing process like this:
When we comprehend how this model impacts our life, we can equip ourselves with the conviction that is needed to jump-start our intentions for facing our doubts.
This model demonstrates how you can actually decide to crush your doubts, and take steps to continually suppress your disbelief, while at the same time, set yourself up for future success.
You’ll notice when looking at this model, the direction is the same, the only real difference is the word Increased. The whole model changes, when we decide to increase our belief. And as a result, a bigger brighter future ensues.
If you force yourself to have certainty about your abilities, or an absolute belief that you can handle whatever it is you are undertaking, you will place in motion a powerful positive feedback loop.
When you decide to increase your belief that you can do something, you will influence your potential for actually being able to do that thing well.
Now, having the sense that you have an increased potential to do, you will in effect be more likely to take increased action to fulfill that potential.
When you begin taking more action, and doing so with full faith in your potential and ability to execute flawlessly, you will start getting better results.
Having these improved results will reinforce your belief in yourself, and in your abilities. In turn, the whole process will restart, and every recurring time, it will be from an even stronger position.
As such, your belief will be stronger, so your potential to execute will be stronger, consequently you will take even more action, and you will get better and better results, Ad infinitum.
Certainty my friends…it’s all about certainty.
Once you are certain, you have to put in the work. Effort must be made, but not just any effort. It must be a great effort, striving must be done. Nothing in life comes easy, and if it does, it never lasts long.
If you struggle with the commitment needed for taking such action, reach out to some friends, and ask them if they can hold you accountable to taking action.
If you have trouble asking your friends for such accountability, then subscribe for my email updates, they’ll keep you fired up, and hold you accountable.
You can also try this app called Habit List. You simply program it with what you intend to do and when you intend to do it, and then it effectively reminds you. It’s a really great tool for keeping you focused on reaching your goals.
Regardless of how you intend to do it, one thing is certain; massive action is a must. With enough striving with absolute certainty towards one’s goals, something miraculous is bound to happen. You will achieve that which you set your mind on, that which you planned so deliberately to achieve.
Through all of your actions, efforts, and striving, the following will occur:
You will BECOME. You, like a butterfly bursting from its’ cocoon, will emerge from your efforts, a better, stronger, more accomplished version of the person you formerly were.
You will have become more. You will have moved closer towards your ideal. Nearer to the goal that you set up for yourself from the very beginning.
Becoming is the reaching of our goals, it is the accomplishment of the aims we set for ourselves. It is also a step towards becoming a conqueror, because a conqueror is someone who has the ability to overcome, surmount, and defeat any challenge placed before them.
The minute you decide and commit to continuous growth, towards continuous becoming, is the moment you align yourself amongst the greats.
Once you begin this process of thinking deeply, believing strongly, striving fearlessly, while continuing to become more of who you are, you will in effect become a modern day conqueror.
So let’s roll up our sleeves, spit on our hands, and get out there and start conquering life.