What have you done today to change your life? Many of us are guilty sometimes of just waiting for life to happen to us.
We sit around, forever waiting for some miracle to happen, hoping that somehow life will get better with minimal effort from us.
For many people, this way of thinking is leaving them crippled. They want to become fit and healthy, or for their job prospects to improve, but they’re too lazy to make that change.
They are stuck in the mentality that someday, somehow, life is just going to work out – as if by chance. I’m here to break the bad news: that is not how it works!
Sadly life doesn’t get better just by chance; it takes real, consistent change and commitment to building the life of your dreams.
As self-help expert Darren Hardy says, people don’t just become ‘lucky’ – luck has to be earned.
He has a very simple formula for generating your own luck:
Preparation (personal growth) + Attitude (belief/mindset) + Opportunity (a good thing coming your way) + Action (doing something about it) = Luck
That means that if you want to improve your circumstances, you’re going to have to put in some hard work first.
But fortunately, that doesn’t need to be daunting.
First things first, you’ll need to start by looking at your daily habits and taking stock of what’s holding you back.
What you do daily – even the seemingly little things – dictates who you’ll become later on in life.
These routines help to determine your future and shape your circumstances, so you need to start by making sure you know exactly what direction your habits are taking you in.
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results”.
This quote is often wrongly attributed to Albert Einstein but, whoever really said this, there’s a lot of truth in it.
If you want something to be different, you’re going to have to do something different.
Continuing to do the same thing over and over again is only ever going to produce the same results – and probably make you really frustrated in the process.
So let’s get real. If you want to make improvements in your business, you’re going to have to review your business, check out your competition, jiggle things around, ditch the things that aren’t working for you, and find new, creative ways to drive your business forward.
If you want to improve your fitness, eating badly and sitting on the couch all day is not the way to go about it!
To reach that healthier level of fitness, you’re going to have to make some changes – cut back on the unhealthy food in favor of a more nutritious diet, and participate in daily fitness activities.
But I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know, am I? This is nothing new or groundbreaking – in fact, you’ve probably heard it a million times and, deep down, you know exactly what you need to do.
Now’s the time for you to wake up, smell the coffee, and stop sleepwalking your way through life.
If you’ve made it this far, you’re already on the right track, so next, you just need to take the leap.
Today is the day to start making changes in your life – no more putting it off, no more waiting around for those changes to fall from the sky and land in your lap. Take control: think of one thing that you can start doing today that will help improve your life.
It doesn’t need to be anything big – maybe it’s going for a 20 minute run after work, or learning something new about your industry.
Once you’ve made that tiny little change, think about what you could do tomorrow, and the next day, and the next.
Imagine how drastically your life will change, and how much more exciting your opportunities will become if you did just one thing differently each day.
The results you’re looking for may not happen overnight, but you’ll very quickly begin to reap the rewards of all the positive seeds you have sown.