“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Decide who you want to be, that warranted repeating. You can’t be that person unless you know who that person is. If you go on a cross-country road trip you do use your GPS right? Becoming who you want to be requires a flexible plan also. Think about that person you have decided to be.
Do you know who you want to be in?
Are you that person? Why/why not?
How could you become that person?
What one small step can you take today towards becoming that person?
“People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.” Oliver Goldsmith.
If you want to change, you need an idea of what you want life to be. Everyone needs a role model. Not necessarily to copy, but as more of a guideline. Someone you can mimic the traits of, someone who’s traits could help you reach your goals. It always helps to see someone trying to do the same things you want to do. They will either show you how to succeed or how not to do things. Think about who you would like to be.
What types of role models do you have?
Do you need to change the type of role models you have?
What would you look for in a role model?
How could you connect with someone who’s traits you’d like to mimic?
“Your goals should be just out of range, but not out of sight.” Denis Waitley.
Goals are something you can meet, not too hard or too easy. They should work smoothly enough that they aren’t discouraging. You should always just be able to see your goal so that you keep striving for it. Think about the goals you’re reaching for.
Are your goals with insight? Can you see what you’re reaching for?
Are your goals too easy? Do they challenge you?
How can you make goals that are just within sight?
“You are here to enrich the world and you and impoverish yourself if you forget that errand.” Woodrow Wilson.
We all should strive for a better, more successful life, but we should also strive to make the world a better place. If everyone did one small thing to improve the world, things would get better for everyone. We don’t have to live in a miserable world, we should all be doing something about it. Think about how you enrich the world around you.
“Arriving at one goal is the starting point of another.” John Dewey.
Goals should keep you continually moving, one leading to the next, they should be constant. You should always be trying to reach one of your goals, giving you purpose, always moving. You should have a plan, showing you what you need to do to get where you want to be. Giving you a direction to move in. Think about your goals.
Are your goals defined? Do they lead to others?
Are they leading you where you want to go?
Does one goal easily lead to the next? Are they easy to reach so they keep you moving?
“The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows.” Aristotle Onassis.
There’s always something you know that no one else does. It’s all about how you use that knowledge. If you know something and don’t use it, you’re just wasting that knowledge. What you know could be what helps improve your life or someone else’s. Take what you know and use it. Think about what you know that no one else knows.
What do you know that others don’t?
Is there a way you could use your knowledge better?
What benefits could you receive by using your knowledge better?
“Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited the spark.” Johan Gottfried von Herder.
Everything begins with inspiration, it’s how things are created. Great works of literature come into being because their authors became inspired. You need to find your inspiration. It could be anything from artwork to music to a hobby. Whatever it is, use it. Think about your inspirations.
Do you have a lot of inspiration in your life? Are you surrounded by things that inspire you?
Do you know what inspires you?
How could you bring more inspiration into your life?
“The greatest discovery of my age is that men can change their circumstances by changing the attitude of their mind.” – William James.
Circumstances are a matter of attitude, thinking that you can’t change things means you probably won’t. You need to change your attitude about how you view things. Become mindful of your thoughts, master them and you’ll find it easier to change your attitudes. Solutions appear when you can see things calmly and clearly. Think about your circumstances.
“If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got.” – Anonymous.
If you keep repeating a pattern, nothing will ever change. It’s a proven fact you’ll always get the same results. If you want to improve things, your patterns need to change. Begin creating new patterns leading to where you want. Changing a pattern is one of the hardest thing to do. Your patterns are known, they’re comfortable. I’ve learned to take small, baby steps. I just inch my way forward instead of trying to do everything at once. It just takes a lot longer to get results, but the results are more permanent. Just remember to not be too hard on yourself if you make a mistake. Think about your own patterns.
What are your patterns? We’re the meeting you?
Have you ever tried changing your patterns? What was the results?
Are you willing to put in the work to change your patterns?
“Happiness, like unhappiness, is a proactive choice.” Stephen Covey.
You have many choices in life, even if you can’t always see them. Choose to be happy, readjust your thoughts a bit and let nothing stop you. Happiness is a decision you can make, it is a choice. You can’t just sit around hoping one day to be happy, you have to make it happen. Think about the choices you make about your own happiness and what it would mean to choose to be happy.
Are you choosing happiness or unhappiness? Why?
Can you see how the choices you make are influencing your happiness?
How could you start now to be happier?
What proactive steps could you take now to be happier?