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Are you finally ready to write your very own success story?
As the age-old saying goes: “Success doesn’t happen overnight”.
If you’re looking to make something great happen in your life and/or career, then the time to start is NOW. Here are some tips to get you started down the road to success.
Make your health a top priority.
Let’s face it...
Although, most of us already know what’s good for us, some of the unhealthy things we do are extremely tough to let go of.
For instance, fast food is waaaaay too accessible.
Staying up ‘til 2 am is crazy easy when Netflix promotes binge-watching with their autoplay feature.
Aaaaaand, come on...
It’s just too [insert excuse here] to exercise right now.
The good news is, you don’t need to make big changes right away. Start with including more fruits and vegetables and less of the processed food in your diet.
Swap out water for soda.
Maybe even do one push-up every time an episode of your favorite show is about to start; or job in place during the commercials if you haven't cut the cord yet.
Just try ANYTHING you can sneak in and turn into a habit to make healthier and healthier choices.
Soon enough, you’ll feel a huge difference.
Even better, the added energy and stamina means you’ll be in prime condition to achieve greater things.
Set big goals.
Do you have a grand vision for your life?
Steve Jobs’s advice is to “Dream bigger”.
How will you change the world through your life’s work? Don't you want to leave a legacy?
Remember that anything worth doing doesn't come easy, so go ahead and set monolithic goals.
Summon the courage to express your biggest dreams into actionable and at least SOMEWHAT reasonable goal statements.
Saying you want to be Ruler of the Universe by next Thursday is NOT a great goal!
Achieve one small step at a time.
Any great endeavor can be broken down into small parts - baby steps.
Each step in the path to your goal may be different from the others, but your ability to focus on one single step is crucial because it enables you to clear the path for the next step...and the next...etc.
Gary Keller, in his book The One Thing, says “It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world.”
Now take your big goal and identify the small actionable steps necessary to achieve it.
If you get stuck in analysis paralysis mode don't get TOO bogged down in the details.
For those of you who aren't great with planning and following through, it's sometimes a good idea to just start without putting too much thought into the necessary steps.
But for those who work better with an actual plan, go ahead and write out your plan, with mini goals for each day, week, month, and year it will take to reach your ultimate goal
How do you automate success?
Build success habits!
Many successful people have shared their own rituals for success, and at the core of these is the habit of self-discipline.
In the book The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg said “Champions don’t do extraordinary things. They do ordinary things, but they do them without thinking, too fast for the other team to react. They follow the habits they’ve learned.”
Imagine just how far you can go if you build your good habits up and create procedures from these habits.
You'll become a seasoned athlete - operating on auto-pilot; and those times when you're not available someone can easily pick up where you left off if the processes and procedures you've built upon are laid out for them with an easy to follow step-by-step plan.
This may be hard to do when you’re smack dab in the middle of rough times, but it does nothing but good.
Studies have proven the many benefits of practicing gratitude such as better health, happiness, and improved brain function.
All the better for attaining more and MORE success!
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