MORE IDEAS FROM 50 Ways Happier, Healthier, And More Successful People Live On Their Own Terms
When setting goals, your locus of control should target what you can control.
Do what is right, let the consequence follow.
Most of the possessions you own, you don’t use. Most of the clothes in your closet, you don’t wear. Get rid of them.
It will boost your motivation and give you clarity and welcome a new form of energy into your life. You can use that energy in more useful and productive ways.
Define what wealth and happiness mean to you, in your own terms.
If we don’t, society will for us — and we will always fall short. We’ll always be left wanting. We’ll always be stuck comparing ourselves and competing with other people.
Taking the time to help other people is one of the greatest joys in life. Helping others opens you up to new sides of yourself.
It helps you connect deeper with those you help and humanity in general.
But you don’t have to constantly be battling your fears. You only need to be courageous for 20 seconds at a time.
If you courageously confront fear for 20 seconds every single day, before you know it, you’ll be in a different socio-economic and social situation.
Ordinary people seek entertainment. Extraordinary people seek education and learning.
Taking even 15–30 minutes every day (especially during the morning) to read uplifting and instructive information changes you. It puts you in the zone to perform at your highest.
Have no more than 3 items on your to-do list each day.
Instead of doing a million things poorly, the goal becomes to do a few things incredibly — or better yet, to do one thing better than anyone else in the world.
Most people see "pressure situations" as threatening, and that makes them perform even less well.
But, "when you see the pressure as a challenge, you are stimulated to give the attention and energy needed to make your best effort."
To practice, build "challenge thinking" into your daily life.
This will help you to take action instead of feeling sorry for yourself. So the next time you see someone do something you want to do, either:
Making a commitment to yourself helps keep you accountable.
Write your goals down, keep a to-do list with you, and create reminders on your phone and on your calendar.
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