What You Can Start Tomorrow to Have a Successful Life
It's Not What You Think
The more I read, the more I learn something new to try in my daily life that I either keep or let go. That's something I've learned as I've gotten older, I can keep or let go of whatever I choose to. If it works, I keep doing it. If it doesn't, I don't. But one thing that stays consistent in all the books I've read and the podcasts I've listened to is creating a daily schedule for yourself. Your day is in offensive mode instead of defensive mode. In other words, you're making life happen not letting life happen to you. It creates such a productive atmosphere. It brings value to your day. And if you're anything like me, being productive is everything! At the end of the day, it makes or breaks me. I go to sleep feeling more at peace with myself if I've been productive that day.
Determination Will Take You Farther Than Willpower
Determination. That's what keeps me going. If I'm determined to do something, I'm going to finish it. Take my wake up time for example. I get up at 4:30am just about every morning. Why you ask? Because I watched a short video from two retired Navy Seals about the importance of getting up early and I determined I was going to do the same thing. For different reasons. But that's ok. They're my reasons. I'll go farther with my own reasons for accomplishing something.
- Former Navy SEAL commanders explain why they still wake up at 4:30 a.m. — and why you should, too -
Former Navy SEALs and "Extreme Ownership" authors Jocko Willink and Leif Babin talk about the importance of waking up at 4:30 am every single day. ----------...
Another thing that I've found to be extremely helpful in feeling successful is exercising. I'm fifty five years old and I refuse to feel and look like a fifty five year old. Now, I do not dress or act like a twenty year old, but I'm determined to be the best me I can be. So I workout, almost daily. I say almost daily because I make myself take a day off here and there. I need the rest from a schedule so I don't start feeling monotonous and bored. I have to change it up here and there. It took me a while to find a work out program that I get the most results from. I've done quite a bit of research on the subject of exercise to make sure I find something I will love to do and not give up.
This Is NOT Me But This Is My Motivation!
Find Your Motivation That Says Success
I surround myself with motivation and inspiration. That keeps me going as well. I don't dwell on negatives, even when I've had setbacks. It's ok to have a moment, just don't stay there for very long. It just doesn't do you any good to beat yourself up. Change the recording in your head to speak encouraging things. You can do that. Redirect your thoughts. It's not the easiest thing to do at first. But once you master this, you're life will drastically change for the better. I can guarantee it. Because it's changed mine. If I catch myself lingering on something negative, I make it a point to redirect my thoughts to something else. It's a game changer!
Most people don't do much of this anymore. And you see the lack of motivation and success because of it. I'm going to ask you to read. Every day. Just one chapter. Find an inspiring author. Someone that inspires you to be better. Maybe you want a better marriage. Or want to be a better parent. Or maybe you want to make money doing what you love. Heard the saying, 'Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life.'? Start thinking about what you love to do. What are you passionate about? Find and read books that inspire you to start a side business with your passion. Just one chapter a day is enough to increase your knowledge in the area you want to be better. Successful people read and/or listen to podcasts daily in the area that they want to know more about.