ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

What You Can Start Tomorrow to Have a Successful Life

Updated on November 25, 2018
Melissa Garibay profile image

Melissa and her husband are Marriage coaches and have been married for 29 years. They've been through it all and lived to tell the tale!

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.

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!


Just One

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.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)