(Click on any image to enlarge.) Friday Edition #113
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18 Ways You’re Making Your Life Harder Than It Has To Be
When we were young life was easier, right? I know sometimes it seems that way. But the truth is life still is easy. It always will be. The only difference is we’re older, and the older we get, the harder we make things for ourselves. You see, when we were young we saw the world through simple, hopeful eyes. We knew what we wanted and we had no biases or concealed agendas. We liked people who smiled. We avoided people who frowned. We ate when we were hungry, drank when we were thirsty, and slept when we were tired. As we grew older our minds became gradually disillusioned by negative external influences. At some point we began to hesitate and question our instincts. When a new obstacle or growing pain arose, we stumbled and fell down. This happened several times. Eventually we decided we didn’t want to fall again, but rather than solving the problem that caused us to fall, we avoided it all together. As a result, we ate comfort food and drank alcohol to numb our wounds and fill our voids. We worked late nights on purpose to avoid unresolved conflicts at home. We started holding grudges, playing mind games, and subtly deceiving others and ourselves to get ahead. And when it didn’t work out, we lived above our means, used lies to cover up lies, and ate and drank some more just to make ourselves feel better again. Over the course of time, we made our lives harder and harder, and we started losing touch with who we really are and what we really need. If you’re nodding your head, here are some ways you’re likely making your life harder than it has to be, and some ideas on simplifying things: (Learn More)
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How to get ---more--- of what you want.
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The... WHAT - Identify only one thing you want, or want to happen, more than anything else on your list of goals. By taking this first step you eliminate all the mental clutter and distractions; and this creates total clarity and focus on a single goal.
The... WHY - You have know why you want what you want. Make an extremely long benefits list of how your life will be better off after you get what you want. Provided your list of "Reasons Why" is long enough, this second step creates the energy source, the big-time, heavy-duty, fuel source that provides a level of motivation that overcomes all procrastination, fears, doubts, worries and uncertainties.
The... HOW - The "how to do what needs to be done" is the easiest part. Between the books, audios, videos, articles, courses, seminars, teachers, guides, gurus and mentors there is no shortage of actionable productive ideas.
NOTE - Unless you identify, adapt and apply a positive, productive idea that influences your behavior, it was a waste of your time to learn it.
NEXT - Any productive idea you identify and adopt has to pass several tests:
(1) You do have to identify a single workable idea or productivity system.
(2) You have to believe the idea or productivity system you've found will be an asset in your life.
(3) You have to "see" yourself applying the idea.
(4) You have to learn how the idea works so you can properly apply it.
(5) Begin to apply the idea in your activities (behaviors). Practice makes perfect.
(6) As you apply this idea/activity/step, your behavior(s) will change. Behavior modification is the only thing that changes outcomes.
(7) As you apply this new behavior repeatedly, over an extended time, the more likely it will become a new habit in your life.
(8) Once you have habitized one actionable, productive idea, begin to search for another actionable, productive idea. In time, you'll have accumulated four, five or six new behaviors that all contribute to your life being on "auto pilot" and without conscious effort on your part, you'll become habitually successful.
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