“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better, and your better is best.”–St Jerome
Say that five times really fast! Ha Ha!
When I found this quote, it really hit me. In our journies, we strive to be our best. Those with passion seem to never rest in the pursuit.
What we learn along the way is forward momentum keeps our vision in sight of our goal. Whether you take a baby step today and a giant step tomorrow, it doesn’t really matter as long as the motion is forward.
Learning to organize your day into bite-size chunks will help. Get a calendar that you like to work with. Organize activities that you can begin and finish within an allotted period. This keeps you from getting to scattered. Activity vs. Productivity. We want production!
Map out a day from hour-to-hour. Don’t wing this get organized. If you do, success is coming. Being busy is just being busy. Have clear and actionable tasks, complete the work before moving on. This is the difference between winning and status quo.
Start today, now if possible. Procrastination is what other people do!
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”–Zig Ziglar
Achieving goals is awesome! When you learn from the journey, stay humble and be grateful. You will gain more from your trip when you pay attention to the real blessings.
If you set goals for this New Year:
Have you started?
Have you organized your goals into actionable daily tasks to achieve your goal?
If the answer is NO. What the hell are you waiting for???
Get started right now, today!!! Make a plan so that day you have actionable tasks and do them. Don’t procrastinate. If you do make that a goal this year that we don’t put off or delay. Our new mantra: we improvise, we adapt, and we overcome daily (sorry stole a fantastic line from a Movie, I love the phrase though).
Get going now and let’s make this a wonderful New Year, God Bless!
“Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.”–Dale Carnegie
To begin a real change in our lives the fact that happiness dictates all. Coming to terms with joy is a choice. If you want to be happy, then be happy it’s that easy.
Most of us struggle to be happy. My thoughts on this from my own experience, we have been conditioned to believe that if it’s too easy, it’s cheap, not real, not worth it. We all see things to good to be true usually are. So when happy is just a simple change in mindset, then I believe subconsciously we stray.
In my mind, you must recondition your mind to be happy. It’s what I work on daily. To be candid, it’s been a struggle. Part of it has been a lack of knowledge that happiness is a choice state-of-mind. It can rush upon you for moments sure.
Here is some daily to-do’s to help find happiness:
Change your thoughts (yes sometimes easier said than done) try and think about things that bring you joy. Make a conscious effort daily. Retrain the brain!
Walk. Get out and walk even if it’s just down the street and back. Let your body let go of stress. Walking relieves tension.
Breathe for at least one minute a few times a day. In through the nose and out through the mouth to relax.
Make sure your body posture is shoulders back standing tall. Don’t slump.
Meditate and see through your minds-eye yourself happy, smiling and laughing.
Do any number of these or all if you can. Daily! Set reminders in your phone to remind you to an activity. Then do it!
If you retrain your thoughts towards a happy state-of-mind, guess what? You will begin to call upon yourself to be happy. Yes, there will be times of stress but training your thoughts will make them fewer and farther between.