The choices you have made up to now have led you to where you are at. Do you like what you have received? If you don’t, you need to look closely at the choices you have made. The average person watches 5 hours of television a day. That comes out to 35 hours a week. That, my friend, is a lot! Darren Hardy said in “THE COMPOUND EFFECT” “Every decision, no matter how slight, alters the trajectory of your life.” Imagine this: A plane takes off in Los Angeles and with the plan to go to New York City. If he gets off course by 1%, the plane will either end up in Albany or Delaware. If that small change does that, what can a small change do to your own life? So what can you do?
First, figure out what small change do you need to make in your life? Then (and this may surprise you), figure out who you need to become to make this happen! Darren Hardy goes into this very in-depth in his book. But to give you an overview, look at this:
This is a lesson I am now learning. You can become the person who seems to have all the luck. But first, you have to become the person who attracts it. So just become the person who attracts “good luck.” Until next time… and remember, you have greatness within you! So get out there and show it.
Last week I talked one day about The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy. I wanted to elaborate on this more. Do small changes really lead to a better life? YES! For close to two years now I’ve been working on learning about how to be a professional network marketer. Something that has not come easy. But here is the thing, I haven’t given up! And because of that I’m seeing improvement. What am I doing to see improvement? I’m going to talk about several things. But not all today.
Today, it is all about time! We all have 24 hours in a day. How we spend those 24 hours can and does vary for all of us. One change I’ve made is that I’m making a conscious decision to read daily. Right now for the second time, I am reading “The Compound Effect” by Darren Hardy. A fantastic book that I think that everyone should read. If you read for just 10 minutes a day, that comes out to an hour and ten minutes in a week. Not much. But over time, that will add up. That 10 minutes a day comes out to 3,650 minutes a day. That equates to almost 61 hours a year. That is a lot! But it is totally manageable! I read one hour a day. On purpose. It is literally on my schedule. I spend 30 minutes reading a book on business, like this book. But I also spend 30 minutes reading a book on being healthy. That is it. I also enjoy just reading fun fiction books. Currently I’m reading the Chronicles of Narnia series.
People say, “I don’t have time” to me frequently. If it is important to you, you will find the time. Start small. You can find 10 minutes in your day. I strongly suggest that you start with this book. Like Les Brown says, “You have greatness within you.” The question is, are you going to let it stay in you or are you going to let it come out. Until next time…
Everyone who reads this is alive. For right now. But none of us are guaranteed tomorrow. What would you do if you knew you were going to die tomorrow? For me, I am choosing to live my life to the fullest. To make the choices that ill lead me to a fantastic future. To get dirty, make mistakes and learn all I can. Because, you see, even though today MIGHT be my last day on earth, I am going to live as if I have I have another 60 years to go. And I think that we all should live that way. That does not mean I am saying that we should be lazy. Quite the opposite. To live to the fullest you need to set goals. Make plans that will get your life to where you want to be in 6 months and beyond. What do you want out of life? If you realized that today is your last day here would you have any regrets? Or not? Do I have regrets in my life? Absolutely! But am I living my life in such a way that I am changing that? Absolutely! So what do you do to live a life that doesn’t have too many regrets? Well, you can set goals. I set goals primarily once a year, but mid year I also go back and modify them as needed, if they are needed. I set personal goals and I set business goals. In the category of personal goals, I include physical health and spiritual health. What needs to happen in order to be healthier? The same applies to spiritual growth. I also make a list of books that I should read and decide when I am going to read them. It is also important to set aside time to play and relax. You can have the life you want. This picture explains it well:
What do you want to do in life? Hint: if you really want to live a life that will make you happy, learn to make others happy. If you put people first, you will discover that they will work hard to make you happy. Life can be what you want but you need to set goals and make a plan to make it happen. Then follow through. If you want help, let me know. Until next time…