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I KNOW there are too many blog posts with tips on how to get your act together. But scan these, you will find one or two potent points that resonate with you.
Find your purpose
What do you do everyday that gives you pleasure? What feeds your soul? You are unique, discover what you are best at and what you enjoy doing. Stop wasting time doing what you hate – figure this out – it’s important.
Routine creates reality
Start your day with a routine that works best for you. FFS, don’t set yourself up for failure within the first week because your plan includes outrageous stuff that you’ve tried before and just didn’t work e.g. going to the gym at 05h00.
To fail to plan is to plan to fail
Prioritise – you must determine that which is most important in your life, based on your purpose, and fit that that into your daily actions. You must nurture and cultivate your high priority actions.
Talk your purpose to yourself and others all the time
Eat, sleep, think, and dwell on your purpose all the time. This is who you are, this is what you love, this is what motivates you, this is your passion. Get excited when you see your vision materialize in your head and discuss it with yourself and others all the time.
Stop doing things that you shouldn’t be doing
Boozing or eating too much, gambling with your relationships, doing things that you know to be wrong? Take responsibility and cut it down, quit, or get help.
Get rid of stuff. A tidy home makes for a tidy and clear mind.
Never forget what many a wise philosopher has said: the more you are grateful for what you have, the more you will receive to be grateful for.
Don’t stop believing
Read the opportunities in every setback and challenge. No success comes without falling down and getting up again. Fail spectacularly, that way you learn.
Don’t take yourself too seriously
We are unique human beings and have our own insecurities, peculiarities and possibly strange ways of dealing with people and things. Either ignore or get over small irritations quickly, they’re not worth your energy.
Don’t blame your past or your circumstances
It is your life and you make your own choices. You are responsible for your own happiness. Always remember, it is not the event that determines your success it’s the way you react to it that does.
Make time for personal development
- Please watch Jordon Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life.
- Sarah Arnot, a consummate professional executive coach, colleague and friend has taken the time to deliver a great piece of work on how to plan your Best Year Ever. Take the time to work the plan.
- Have a look at blogpost Get a grip.