In the process of striving to achieve more and more, do you sometimes fail to stop and celebrate what you actually have accomplished?
For a long time, I had gotten into the habit of moving onto the next thing after I had completed or achieved something I had set out to, without taking the time to stop, reflect, acknowledge and celebrate what I had achieved.
In recent times, I have given myself permission to actually slow down and celebrate an achievement before moving onto the next thing, which I have found to be extremely beneficial.
We all have beliefs. Our beliefs are the filter through which we see ourselves, others and the world.
Our beliefs can either empower us or they can limit us. Our actions are usually in line with our beliefs.
Our beliefs are the meaning we give certain things. The challenge is most of us weren’t taught how to install new beliefs or we do not intentionally choose the beliefs we want to have.
It really comes down to awareness and choice — if we’re aware that our beliefs aren’t empowering us to create the experiences we want in life, then we certainly have the choice to change them and install new empowering beliefs.
All too often, in our endeavour to have productive days, we sometimes fail to recognise that how we finish our day has a big impact on how we start our next day.
The better we end our day, the higher the chances we’ll have a great start to our next day.
It’s really a paradigm shift for most of us to think that our effectiveness the next day really starts the day before. The best part about this is that these steps do not require a lot of time and the steps mentioned here are quite simple.
It is no secret that one of the characteristics of highly effective and highly productive people is they have an optimistic view about life.
They have a strong mindset which leads to having a positive attitude.
One of my mentors refers to people like these as “inverse paranoids.” In other words, they believe that the world is conspiring to do them good at all times.
Why is having a positive attitude beneficial? In order to be able to change our attitude, we first need to know what it is? Therefore we must ask the question: what is attitude?
In our fast-paced, busy lifestyle, we sometimes forget or fail to take time out to reflect on where we are, what we are doing, and where we want to be in life.
With so many distractions and things competing for our attention, just the simple act of sitting down and being quiet, can have such a profound impact on our life.
I believe that the things we do in life should bring us joy and meaning, which ultimately will support us in living our purpose and highest visions.
Oftentimes in life, we find ourselves in a funk, feeling like we’re stuck and not making any progress. Have you ever experienced that?
I was once told that we aren’t really stuck — all we are doing is creating the same reality over and over again. As we are progressive beings, feeling stuck or being stagnant is not something we enjoy or want to experience regularly.
So why do we allow ourselves to get stuck?
If you’ve ever attempted to do something that you hadn’t done before, chances are you may have experienced discouragement along the way, even of the point where you may have wanted to quit.
There are many reasons why we get discouraged and these may include:
- Falling short of a milestone or goal.
- Under-performing especially when we know we could have done better.
- Getting caught up with too much detail and not knowing how to proceed forward.
- Being around pessimistic or negative people.
- Feeling lonely.
- Thinking we’re not making progress.
- Experiencing a challenge, obstacle or a disaster.
For most entrepreneurs, there aren’t enough hours during the week to get everything we’d like to do completed.
Therefore, working on weekends to finish tasks or get a head start for the following week is almost mandatory, especially if you’re a work-from-home entrepreneur.
While there are benefits for working on weekends, it is not a habit that is sustainable over the long term, and if given the choice, most entrepreneurs would prefer to have time away from their work, especially on weekends.
In today’s ever-changing and rapidly progressing world, it’s not uncommon for us to have multiple priorities…at the same time.
Whether it’s in our professional or personal lives, there are many inputs or distractions coming at us at any given time.
Unless we have a method for filtering what is or isn’t important, it can be very easy to get frustrated, overwhelmed or even disillusioned with what we are doing.
How, then, do we find the time to spend on those things that we deem to be important to us? Whether it is spending time with our family, going to the gym or doing some form of physical activity, completing a project that will add additional revenue to our business or even attending social events, what can we do to make the time for these things?