Paul Coecho reminds us in this quote, “The world is changed by your example not by your opinion”. In this blog let’s look at things you can do to help change the course of your life.
First, you need to discover your passion. Quit drifting through your days with a lack of purpose or a sense of nonfulfillment. Instead stimulate your routine by concentrating on what it is that would make you feel happy and fulfilled. What are your dreams, and what makes you want to get out of bed in the morning? What makes you feel beyond a doubt alive? Anticipate the activities that you have experienced that have made you feel this way or even the ones you would like to experience in the near future. Design a way of doing these intentions and incorporate these desires into your life.
Second, take a first step. As stated by the Lao Tzu,“A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step”. No matter how overwhelming the journey may seem you will never achieve anything unless you take that first step and believe you have got this. For example, doing a photo shoot, taking a art class or walking a half marathon, whatever it is make up your mind to pursue your dreams and do it now.
Third, sign up. Due to procrastination, a lack of time, or inspiration you end up putting off your dreams and goals for another time, which seems to never materialize. To help boost your ambition make a commitment to do something life changing by a certain date, be accountable for it by actually signing up and then paying for it. By doing this you’ll feel more obliged to go through your plans.
Fourth, chat to someone new. Your relationships with people have a huge impact on your happiness and quality of life. Therefore, it is important to take advantage of every opportunity you have to expand your circle of friends and make new ones. You never know the impact someone could have on your life. By being friendly and kind you open the door to meet new people.
Fifth, make a decision. If you’ve been putting off a decision make today the day you take control of it and decide. Give yourself a deadline and spend some time contemplating your choices, weigh the implications of each outcome, ponder the pros and cons along with seeking a second opinion. Once your deadline is up, go with what you discover, your gut instincts and start preparing for the decision you have chosen.
Sixth, clear out the clutter. Your life has a tendency at times to be filled with clutter, negative thoughts and other junk. In order to help make room for positive new things you need to get rid of the things that weigh you down. You need to eliminate the stuff you no longer need for instance, bad language, judgmental thoughts or adding to your plate things that don’t pertain to your well-being. Also, you might need to remove unhappy relationships or unfulfilling jobs that drain the joy out of your life. Finally declutter your mind by letting go of all the negative emotions you may be harboring.
Seventh, change your mindset. You can do this by adopting a more positive outlook on life. Try creating a happiness diary, where you write down the positive things that have occurred each day, no matter how little they may be.
Eighth, break a bad habit. You need to schedule a date to dispose of the bad habit and replace it with a good habit. Set yourself a specific and measurable goal which can be broken down into small steps. Then tell someone about your goal to help you be accountable and to make you motivated to see it through.
Ninth, write it down in your journal. It is important to write your plan of action down, making it clear and concise which helps you to follow it and it helps you feel like you are already on the way to achieving something. Along with doing this design a definite major purpose paragraph which spells out what your dreams, goals, desires, and aspirations are with a date in which they are to be accomplished by.
Tenth, learn to enjoy being you. Often one of the biggest mistakes you make is relying on external things to make you happy which means putting our happiness in the hands of fate or other people instead of being a self-directive thinker. In a journal write down all the good qualities you have to offer, the good things you have accomplished and all the reasons you are completely lovable. Then read them daily or whenever you need some encouragement.
Jim Rohn says it like this, “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change”. Madonna expresses it this way, “No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from. You can always change and become a better version of yourself”.
By reading this blog you have gained some new tools to change your life. The only question you need to ask yourself is are you going to use them? The answer is your decision.