Your desire to change, can lead to your decision to take action. Your determination to persist until you get the results you want needs to be backed up by discipline to practice you’re your behaviors of success. You can change your life faster then you ever thought you can. As Orison Swett Marden put it “Every great man has become great, every successful man has succeeded, in proportion as he has confined his powers to one particular channel”.
First you must take responsibility on where you are channeling your powers. This is the turning point of your life. This is what separates the Average Joe from the Successful Individual. This is the essence of high performing people in any venture. These people don’t make excuses, they don’t blame others for their unhappiness either. They also refuse to criticize others for any reason at all. They don’t complain about the past or current situation. They don’t say “If only my family was better off” or “What if this happens?” They don’t complain or worry much. Instead they focus on what they want and where they want to go in life. By taking full responsibility, you increase your ability to multiply your income and increase your rest days if you wanted to.
Good habits are very difficult to start, but once the wheels start turning on these good habits, you’ll be on cruise control on the highway of success. Meaning these good habits will be part of your instincts. Bad Habits on the other hand, they’re easy to start. The problem is bad habits are very difficult to live with, they hold you back. I’m sure you’ve witnessed what bad habits can do to people. Habits determine your achievements or failures. Have you made a list of the habits you want to start having or strengthen? And habits you want to eliminate? Are you committed to following through to your new habits? Create good habits and commit to them.
Is there something you want to change about this day? Want to change your situation? If so, then you need to practice adaptability. Most species survive because they learned to adapt to the environment and thrive. Adaptability includes receptivity, an open mind, and willingness to try new things to see if they’ll work. Adaptability is a continual process you’ll need, when you practice this skill you can adapt to anything get out of any situation.
Are you running around like a chicken with its head cut off? Do you rush to get to work and then when you arrive you’re still figuring out what you need to do? You spend minutes saying “Should I do this, or that? I’ll do this first. No I’ll do that first.” In this case you need to plan first. At least listing down what needs to be done, then deciding which the most valuable task at hand. Most successful people put the most difficult task first. They start the day feeling like they accomplished something big. Eat a big breakfast, and do the biggest tasks first. The rest of the day will be a piece of cake. Or you can reward yourself with a piece of cake.
When you work on your task, concentrate on them single-mindedly. Concentrate on a single task, without any distractions, you’ll get the job done 80 percent faster simply by choosing to do only that task at that moment, giving your best efforts as well as giving it your full attention. When you surf the web, talk on the phone, chat or anything else while trying to finish a project you’ll take longer and it might be less quality then giving your full concentration. Multi-tasking might make you good, and might have gotten you the job, but concentrating on a task to its full completion will make you great, and you’ll get each job done faster.