Tips for Succeeding at life INSTEAD of Resolutions!
Are you surprised? – Me either. And why is this!? – Because resolutions are fleeting.
How about instead of setting resolutions, just RESOLVE to CREATE LASTING LIFESTYLE CHANGE.
Here are 5 tips to always be successful at LIFE, no matter what you’re up to:
1. Seek Knowledge
The most successful people I’ve ever met are always seeking out opportunities to learn. And not just from their daily experiences, although that’s part of it. Become an avid reader. Attend a seminar. Take a class. Seek knowledge.
2. Limit Distractions
Avoid multi-tasking. Surprise – Multi-Tasking is NOT a TIME SAVER. It is exactly the OPPOSITE! According to a study conducted by Michigan State University, interruptions as short as 3 seconds DOUBLE errors.
So every time you pick up your phone to answer a text, or check in on your Twitter or Facebook feed, or chat online, your potential for success decreases dramatically. Set your priorities and stay focused!
My quick fix suggestions: turn off email notifications, log off of instant messenger, check email and social media on a fixed schedule.
3. Be Accountable
We’ve all heard this before – but how often do we actually take action?
Tell someone (ANYONE!) your goals – a spouse, friend, coach. Tell someone who has the ability to ask: Hey, have you paid off your credit card bill yet? Have you told your boss that you want to work part-time? Have you started going to sleep earlier? How many times did you make it to yoga class this week? Can we review your food diary now?
4. Start NOW and Accept Where YOU Are RIGHT NOW
Let’s get cliche for a second – Rome wasn’t built in a day and you didn’t gain those 20 lbs overnight. And the masterpiece that is you – as wonderful as you already are – wasn’t either. Growth, transformation, success… it’s a PROCESS. Just get started!
5. Be Generous
You know what feels GOOD? Being nice to people.
There’s something about sharing that really elevates your whole mood and your whole world.
It doesn’t even need to cost anything: send a note, give a phone call, open a door – small gestures of generosity speak volumes and come back in spades. A challenge for this week: Perform a selfless act of generosity.