In today’s world, there must be a certain amount of improvement to keep up with the rapid pace of change and uncertainty.
Some kind of improvement is crucial to simply survive, but to thrive in difficult times there are certain things that need to be mastered.
Whether you want to change a behavior or habit, or better your finances, time, relationships, or health in your personal and business life you need to do things in a certain way in order to be successful.
I want to share with you four ways you can thrive, and not just survive.
1. Decide on Your Goal.
It doesn’t matter what goal you want to improve on, you just need to decide on what goal you’re focusing on. At home, it could be improving your parenting skills or communication skills. In your personal life, it could be improving your health and fitness level or the amount of money in your bank account. At work, it could be improving your online marketing, sales skills, or the quality of your product or service.
You need to ask yourself every day, “How can I improve today?” What do I need to do today with what I have and what I know to be better than yesterday? What new skill do I need to master and practice today?”.
2. All Steps Matter
So many products and services promise overnight success, however, major improvements take time and all the steps must be taken in order. Success doesn’t happen instantly with no effort.
If you can make a commitment every day getting a little bit better and making small progress over time with practice and persistence you will see results. A long-term commitment to constant preparation and practice is required to hone your skills.
Make a commitment and tell yourself “I am getting better and better every day in every way.”.
3. Take Small Manageable Steps.
To reinforce your beliefs in yourself and your ability to accomplish your goal, you need to take small achievable steps every day. When you try to tackle too much too quickly you are doomed to fail because you will feel that it’s too difficult and impossible to accomplish.
4. Do a Little Bit More and a Little Bit Less of Something.
Numbers don’t lie. The balance in your bank account or the weight on the scale shows you exactly what you have been doing.
Maybe, your goal is to do 30 minutes more reading a day and one hour less of TV a day. Or maybe, you’re going to do 30 minutes more of cardio a week and drink one less glass of wine a night. You get to decide how much you’re going to do more of and how much you’re going to do less of something.
This is called the compound effect over time of doing a little bit more and a little bit less of something. You won’t notice much change instantly but over time you will reap the rewards of better health, better wealth, better relationships, and better time freedom.
Imagine the benefit over time and what a difference you will make in being engaged, focused, and improving skills, habits, and behaviors in your life.
If you do these four steps, I promise you that you will enjoy the benefits of increased self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth as well as the achievement of your goals.
The next logical thing to do is to get started today. I’m hosting a Zoom six-week course called “Thrive in Challenging Times” beginning on Monday, June 1st. We will meet on six Mondays for one hour from 11:00 a.m. to12:00 p.m. You will learn powerful principles and processes with worksheets to complete to help you get from where you are to where you want to be with fun and ease.
I would love to have you join! Please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and say, “I’m all in!”. I will send you the Zoom details and the small fee to join. Let’s thrive together!