While it’s true that you can think of plenty of ways to improve your situation, taking action and sticking with it is what separates the winners from the losers. A mentor once told me that “there are two kinds of people. ‘Dreamers‘ dream about what they want. All talk, no action. ‘Doers‘ go after what they want and don’t spend time yakking about it.” While this is not to endorse jumping into half-baked ideas, as a rule, the people who are “doers” tend to be much more successful in life than the others. How come?
In previous blogs I’ve talked about how NLP (neurolinguistic programming), EFT (emotional freedom techniques), and hypnotherapy are fantastic technologies that you can use to re-program yourself for success. Dennis Waitley writes, “Since the mind is a specific biocomputer, it needs specific instructions and directions. The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, learn about them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.”
Having clearly identified their outcome, successful people commit to DWIT (“do whatever it takes”) to move forward consistently in the direction they want to do. It takes a certain level of focus to keep from being distracted by all of the bright, shiny objects that cross your field of awareness every minute. A great way to develop your powers of concentration is through a regular meditation practice.
Other things you can do to keep on track include:
- crafting your life vision/purpose statement and posting where you will routinely see it and be able to reflect on it.
- clearing clutter and re-organizing your physical space
- setting goals (consider using the SMART acronym in your planning)
- taking at least 3 actions daily that move you toward where you want to be
- evaluate how you’re doing and make appropriate “course corrections” as needed
- write and use powerful affirmations, visualizations, and/or self-hypnosis audios
- recognize and celebrate “minor” milestones along the way to your “big” goal
We are all “in process” or “under renovation.” When you commit to self-improvement you begin to grow in areas that you hadn’t planned on, as well as those you specifically identified as “work zones.” Overall, you’ll feel better about yourself, be more willing to take risks, up to accepting greater challenges. As a result, you evolve as a human being and you truly begin making a much larger impact in the world—simply by being a better version of yourself. As others see the progress you are making, you will impact them in some way that changes their future as well. As you change yourself and others, you end up changing the world around you.
I know that sounds pretty ambitious. The good news is you don’t have to do it all alone! For most of us, extra support can make all the difference in the world. It’s easy to get off track and lose sight of what is most important to you. Having a coach will help you stay focused, be intentional, discover your true purpose, and achieve goals and dreams.
Every four years we gear up for another round of the Olympic Games. Just as these world class athletes have coaches to bring out their best performance, life coaching can help you build on your own strengths for increased effectiveness and improvement. Would you like to find out who you really are and all that you are capable of?
A great first step for you might be to contact me for a 45 minute FREE life transformation strategy session.
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