10 awesome things to get you inspired to change your life!

10 awesome things to get you inspired to change your life!

via Inc.com by Marcel Schwantes

Why is change so hard? Because change can be scary. We fear the unknown. But as we give in to procrastination, we delay the greater reward: Producing good fruit and experiencing a better life.

If you know something’s got to change, your first priority is to embrace it with a positive attitude and see it as an opportunity to experience a life you’ve always imagined — one filled with more joy, excitement and possibilities.

Here are 10 things you can do to change your life. The first step is really up to you.

1. Admit your mistakes.

Here are four magic words to put into practice this week: “That was my fault.” The bigger action behind those little words is even more courageous: Putting your ego aside. You see, admitting to being human and making mistakes actually increases trust. Dr. Paul Zak, author of Trust Factor: The Science of Creating High Performance Companies says, “People who are imperfect are more attractive to us. We like them more than people who seem too perfect.”

2. Simplify.

Simplifying your life is not necessarily about getting rid of everything you’ve worked so hard for. It’s about making wise choices among the things you now have to choose from. It’s about recognizing that trying to “have it all’ has gotten in the way of enjoying the things which do add to your happiness. It’s deciding what’s important to you, and gracefully letting go of the things that aren’t.

3. Express more gratitude in life.

Here’s the failproof method to doing it: Write down three acts of gratitude. What three new things are you grateful for? For long-term effect, do it for 21 straight days. Positive psychologist and bestselling author Shawn Achor says the reason this is so powerful is that you’re training your mind to scan for positives instead of negatives. This activity is the fastest way to teach optimism and will significantly improve your outlook even six months later…

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