There’s Still Time To Shine

There’s Still Time To Shine



Anyone who is keen on tracking their progress is well aware that the second quarter of the year has already started. That means the first quarter is done and dusted, never to be seen again.

If you’re like most people and have slipped off track a little since those ‘do-this-or-bust’ days in early January don’t despair, all is not lost. After all, there are still three quarters of the year left to make up for lost time.

As John Harricharan likes to say, everyone’s problems fall into three basic categories: money, health and relationships. I can almost guarantee your particular issue is linked to one of these.

Regardless of what you wish to improve in your life the easiest way to make any significant change is to implement small daily tasks to inch your way closer to your goals. After a while these small changes add up and before you know it you’ve made substantial progress.

If you keep making the same resolutions year after year and never accomplish them it could be that your goals are too big or too vague. Change your strategy.  If what you’re doing isn’t working then you need to do something else.

Trying to make big changes all at once is a recipe for failure, the same as trying to change too many things at one time. Making small changes to your daily routine will ensure your mind doesn’t become overwhelmed and it will gradually re-program your subconscious mind to accept the changes and make them your new daily habits.

So what to do to get yourself back on track and instil new, automatic habits that contribute to you achieving your goals?

Clarity and focus are essential.

Start to question why you set these goals in the first place. Is it something you want to do or something you feel you should do? If your reasons are based on what you think you should be doing then it’s going to be much harder to find the motivation to achieve your goals.

You have to want to change. All your results come from internal decisions, not from external sources. You need to want change so much that failure is not an option and you’ll do whatever it takes to succeed. Watch this and be inspired.

If your goals are based on what you think you should be doing such as losing weight or quitting smoking but you don’t want to do it  try turning those ‘should dos’ into ‘must dos’. Instead of telling yourself you should do it, which encourages procrastination, tell yourself you must do it. Come up with more compelling reasons to achieve your goals and write down the action steps you must take.

Don’t be too ambitious and try to change too much too soon. You’ll meet with resistance from your internal programming which doesn’t like massive, sudden change.

Instead, choose three small things you can improve right now; one financial, one health and one relationship issue. Work on those goals and with success will come forward motion and momentum. Once you’ve mastered those three, pick three more, and so on.

The more you do it, the easier it becomes.

Get clear on what you want and why. Focus on the small steps you need to make it happen. Incorporate those steps into your daily routine. Your progress will become the motivation to keep going and you will become unstoppable.

Greatness is a lot of small things done well and done consistently.

If you ever feel overwhelmed and want to give up, just revisit your goals and action steps and scale them down if necessary. Don’t give up. Even tiny steps will still get you there. Visualise the end result AND also see yourself doing the steps to realise that result. Do something every day, no matter how small, and you will succeed.

Remember, it’s the little things you do daily that add up to greatness and change the way you think and act. Commit to your progress and you’ll soon start to see a change for the better.



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