Let’s live our lives on purpose. Let’s know the reasons we do things and the reasons we want things. That becomes the “why” of how we live our lives. When we do this, it helps us to think more clearly about our everyday activities and the roads we take. Our everyday activities are what begin to lay the foundation of our future. Within a decision to start a business that we can do working from the luxury of our own home, change our eating habits to become healthier, change our shopping habits to save money or help the environment, change our reading habits to become a more spiritual person (the list could go on and on, for instance, drinking, cleaning, talking) — within each decision we make, there is a reason (why). Whatever the decision is, it will take some kind of an everyday action to accomplish, so let’s make sure our ‘why’ is strong enough to keep us doing that, because we will need to think about it often. Let’s start today. mlr
Ask Yourself Why
“The greatest gift of human beings, is that we have the power of empathy.” — Meryl Streep
To me, this means (in the context of this post) that we can try to feel what the other person is feeling, whatever the situation is. The power is in us to do that. It could be that they are apprehensive to try a new product or a new way to shop, commit to trying a new business or being coached, or shy about voicing their personal preferences about their nutritional products. Please know, I understand how that feels … I work on it every day. I work on reaching out, and I work on reaching in. Call me at 505-750-7847 and lets talk, or email me at email@example.com.
“It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently.”
– Anthony Robbins
To build a wall, we have to put down a brick. Then we have to put down another brick next to it. Then we have to …. It becomes a pattern. As you lay each brick over a period of time, you develop certain ways of doing it more efficiently and quickly. It becomes almost second nature. Those little things become habits that help you with your work.
To build a network, a business, a group, a team is exactly the same. You lay a foundation. You do activities every day that begin to develop your goal, your vision. Those activities become habits. They become things that you do consistently.
The time you spend on your activity is not as crucial as doing it consistently. When you do something every day, whether you spend five minutes on it, or 60 minutes, the important thing is that you do it every day.
Here are three ways to help us begin to make a habit – consistently:
Think about something you want to do every day. Find your direction. What is it you want to accomplish.
Choose a time and way to do it. When is the best time and what is the best way for you to accomplish this goal. If its to say ‘good morning’ to your teenager, think about the best time (first thing on rising or after coffee) and the best way (from across the room or in your arms) to do that, then every day, say good morning to your teenager.
Be determined. Don’t let anything stop you from being consistent and making it a habit. If someone (could be anyone) gets up on the wrong side of the bed and isn’t happy, don’t let that stop you from your goal of that day. If the greeting takes a little different tone from the day before, okay. If it happens a little earlier or a little later, okay. But don’t not do it.
As we do this every day, we begin to see the shape it is giving our life.