“Knowing is not enough. We must apply. Rejoicing is not enough. We must.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Don’t wait. There is never just the right time.”
What makes dreams come true?
I believe that perhaps the most important and often neglected thing is simply to take action.
I was really bad at it when I was younger.
Back then, I was usually stuck.
I was caught up in the dream of what I wanted to do.
I suffered from analysis paralysis because of my habit of overthinking things. I was bogged down in procrastination and pessimism.
Things have changed a lot since then. We’ve added a number of new Habits to help you do much more than before.
We hope this week’s article helps you do the same.
1. Get your day off to a great start by doing what matters most.
I first learned this when I was selling computers about 20 years ago.
Our boss tells us that if we take care of the most important task of the day (often one of the more difficult tasks) right away in the morning, the rest of the day will be much easier and lighter. Told.
he was right about it.
Once that first and most important task is done, don’t worry about it. It won’t weigh your day down. you feel good about yourself
And for the rest of the day, there is less inner resistance to taking action.
2. Take responsibility for your actions and processes.
I love this quote from the ancient Sanskrit Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita.
“Action is your only right and you can never get the result.
Because every time I look at it or remember it, I feel a certain kind of freedom and relief.
This quote is a reminder to understand that you cannot control the consequences of your actions.You cannot control how others react to what you say or do.
It’s a reminder that if you’re doing what you really want to do, you’re usually more effective at staying motivated to keep doing what you’re doing.
Basically, I do what I think is right and that is my responsibility. And as for the rest (the possible outcomes), I can’t decide or try to control it.
I let go.
Taking action can be a very light activity when you only have to be responsible for doing what you think is right.
3. Don’t you want to do it? Start small.
Getting the most important things of the day done first and ready for an action-packed day sounds great in theory.
However, in reality, there will be days when you are not motivated.
A day when you feel down or have to do something you don’t want to do.
that’s life. But there’s no reason to feel sorry for yourself when it sinks your day into inaction.
I’ve found that the best thing to do in situations like this is to start very small. just…
- Write for 1-2 minutes.
- Repeat with free weights several times.
- Spend a minute starting something that scares me.
Then I have the option of doing something else.
But I rarely do.
I just need an easy way to get started and when I’m in motion I usually stay in action a little longer.
4. Don’t hurt yourself.
This is a powerful motivation for me to grow and become a better person.
If you don’t do what you think is right deep down, you hurt yourself and your self-esteem.What I do or don’t do during the day sends me back powerful signals about what kind of person I am.
There is no escape to yourself. And there is always a price to pay for not doing what you think is right.
5. Concentration reminder.
If you don’t frequently remind yourself what you need to focus on and why you’re doing it, it’s easy to forget days or spend time on things that don’t matter.
So create a simple reminder on paper. On top of that, you can write down, for example:
- Top 3 priorities in your life right now.
- Top goals or new habits for the next 30 days.
- A motto or quote that you want to focus on and live during this time in your life.
6. Hold the people in your life accountable.
Accountable peers can help you stay on track toward your goals and dreams, even when your initial enthusiasm has worn off.
For example, many of my readers help me fulfill my responsibility to provide useful content. I always get feedback on whether my method works or not. I get a lot of encouragement.
People close to me in my life help me stay accountable, for example, not eating too much unhealthy food, exercising, and not working too much.
Find people in real life or online who want to be in better shape. Or start your business online. stimulate each other.
Hold each other accountable and move forward each week.
7. Completely focused work followed by completely relaxed rest.
Get a kitchen timer or access your phone’s stopwatch function.
Set the timer for 45 minutes. For those few minutes, just work on the most important tasks/small steps forward. nothing else. No distractions.
After 45 minutes, take a relaxing break.
Distract yourself on Facebook if you need to. Or step away from your workspace and spend the next 15 minutes taking a short walk, stretching, or eating an apple.
By working on these fully focused periods, you can:
- Get more done and do better work.
- You will be able to concentrate for longer periods of time in a day or week and feel less tired.
- Train yourself to focus on one thing at a time, instead of juggling between work and relaxing, letting friction and stress build up inside.
- You can enjoy your rest period without any qualms.
Is 45 minutes of work too much?
Try 25 minutes instead.
Are you procrastinating in the middle of your 25 minutes?
Set a timer for 10 or 5 minutes and build up hours that will allow you to fully focus on your work over the coming weeks or months.
8. Focus on how to rather than what-if.
If your thoughts start spinning when you’re thinking about taking action, mentally shout “STOP!”
Don’t fall into the negative spiral of analysis paralysis.
Sure, it’s often wise to think before you act, but when you overthink things, you tend to try to control the uncontrollable, or to avoid acting out of fear in some way.
After saying stop in that train of thought, be open to what you can do, not all the things that could go wrong in the worst case scenario.
Ask yourself questions such as:
- What small steps can you take today to move toward your goals or get out of this situation?
- What can I learn from this situation?
Write down the answers you come up with and act on them.
9. People don’t really care what you do.
When I was younger, I mostly just let people think or say if I did something and get stuck doing nothing.
It was self-centered rather than accurate belief.
In fact, people do their own thing in busy lives.
They think about work, kids, partners, cats, vacations, what to eat for dinner, and worry about what you and others think of them.
You are probably not the protagonist in someone else’s life. Even if you are it in your own life.
It might be a little disappointing, but it’s something that can also free you from the shackles you’ve put on yourself.
10. Use your enthusiasm.
Enthusiasm flows like a fountain when you dream or start something new in your life.
After a few weeks it may have decreased considerably. If you think this is something you want to keep doing, don’t let it stop you.
Instead, take advantage of the enthusiasm around you.
- Let the accountability peer’s enthusiasm come through to you and create a flow back to him or her by being enthusiastic about his or her goals and dreams.
- Listen to podcasts and audiobooks that inspire people.
- Read blogs and websites and take courses that will help you stay committed each week.
- Enthusiasm will flow to you from friends, children, or pets.
- Increase your joy in life by listening to music, watching movies and Youtube videos.
Bring the craze of the world into your life.
11. Add fun.
Some tasks are just plain boring or not fun at all.
Then try this while working on these to add a little fun.
- Add music that energizes and inspires.
- Make it a game where you compete with your friends to see who can finish something first in 10 or 30 minutes or how much they can do.
When you change your perspective on what you’re doing and lighten things up a bit, it tends to be a lot easier to take action on things you’ve been putting off for a while.
12. Celebrate what you did today.
Take two minutes at the end of the day to reflect, appreciate, and celebrate the actions you took today. no matter how small the action.
It will be more motivating to do more tomorrow. More likely you’ll be successful in the future.
What did I do today? What did I accomplish? What did I learn? Think about these questions and fill your mind with positive answers.