The Very Best Advise When You Use My Life Changes
I provide a tracker to track your “Who Am I” statement, “core values” and “choices or goals.” The most important thing you can do is to improve and focus on one area of your life at a time. Don’t try to quit smoking, lose weight and save for your retirement at the same time. Most of you will just become frustrated and give up.
Marshall Goldsmith teaches very successful people to become even more successful. In his excellent book , What Got You Here Won’t Get You There he gets feedback from executives co-workers, finds out the biggest personality problem with that executive and focuses on fixing or changing his or her one bad habit. And when that one bad habit is fixed the executive usually finds other areas improving.
First thing is to take a good look at your life and decide which nasty habit or painful part of your life you wish to change the most. If it’s losing weight then focus on that. If it’s getting out of debt make that your mission.
If your core value is health and category is body (and you wish to lose weight) then create choices to lose weight. Don’t worry about relationships, money or mind at this point. Focus on body and health. Some choices may be:
- Choose to lose 20 pounds.
- Don’t buy sugary snacks and keep them in the house.
- Plan and cook meals at home at least 6 nights a week.
- Weigh yourself everyday.
- Take a walk every day.
- Join a gym and go 3 times a week.
Get the picture? Focus, focus and focus. Once you see yourself losing weight, getting healthier and feeling better, you will notice other areas of your life automatically improving. You will save money from going out to eat less often or cooking more. Your relationships will improve because you are feeling better. Less weight and less sugar will definitely lower your stress level.
I can’t give you better advice than this. Be brutally honest with yourself and admit what your biggest life change should be and focus on improving that. Stick to it for at least 30 days.
It seems simple but it really does works.
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