INSPIRING PEOPLE TO LEAD UNCOMMON LIVES
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Eight Ways to Create Momentum in Your Life
Number 1: Set powerful goals. The most important benefit of setting goals isn’t achieving your goals; it’s what you do and the person you become in order to achieve your goals that’s the real benefit. Goals are great because they cause us to stretch and grow in ways we never have before. In order to reach our goals, we must become better.
Number 2: Get (and stay) motivated. Make a decision to go all the way to the top. Up to know you’ve thought about it. But now make up your mind to go all the way to the top, and your life will take off. Get serious. Don’t fool around anymore.
Number 3: Get inspired. We all know inspiration when we feel it. Like its cousin, motivation, inspiration seldom bowls you over. In its more common form, it’s a gentle hand on your shoulder, but it always moves you forward.
Number 4: Learn good habits. If we don’t learn good habits, life becomes more difficult. We have a choice: Get hard on ourselves so life becomes easier, or get easy on ourselves resulting in life getting harder. Successful people choose good habits over a stagnant life.
Number 5: Commit to improving yourself. You’re never too busy for 10 minutes, which is all it takes to improve yourself just a little each day. Stop prioritizing the bust parts of your life and make time for the important things.
Number 6: Summon the strength. Have you ever held back from making a change or taking a chance, afraid of what might happen if you did? If you have, you’re not alone. As human beings, we’re wired for caution. Our desire for safety and certainty pulls hard against our desire for growth and adventure. Within you lies all the courage you will ever need – to make changes or take that chance – in your work, relationships and life.
Number 7: Act brave. If you’re afraid, count down, 5-4-3-2-1, then act brave. At the heart of everyday courage is a choice. Five seconds at a time you make a decision to do, say or pursue what’s truly important to you. That is why there is such a tight bond between courage and confidence.
Number 8: Start over if you need to. A full-fledged restart is scary. But it’s those full-stop second chances in life that end up being monumental breakthroughs in people’s lives. When that fear strikes, don’t expect it to go away. Honor those big steps outside your comfort zone because they will make you better.
From the article: 8 Ways to Create Momentum in Your Life by SUCCESS Staff – May 9, 2017 – SUCCESS Magazine
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