8 steps to a better life

8 steps to a better life

Happiness. Even if you have some of it why wouldn’t we want more?

Success; health; wellbeing…these, too, are all desirable.

So if you want more happiness and other positive outcomes; and if you need to make changes to bring this about; then you can enjoy more happiness and a better life by taking these 8 steps…

via Success.com by Julian Hayes

“To be excellent we cannot simply think or feel excellent, we must act excellently.” —Aristotle

Improving your life and well-being isn’t something that happens through hopes and flukes. It happens through tenacity and consistency.

Your success, happiness and dreams will happen through the quality of your actions and an abundance mindset. Start with these eight steps, and you’ll begin to construct and see an improved version of yourself.

1. Establish a vision.

“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” Helen Keller

Whether it’s a fitness, business or relationship goal, establishing a vision is key. Your vision serves as your compass and prevents you from getting lost on the path to your ultimate goal. A vision forces you to be specific about what you’re going after, and once you have it, it becomes part of your identity and propels you into action each day.

As you’re establishing a vision, set aside some time to do the “Perfect Day” exercise. Ask yourself these questions and give yourself time to think through the answers.

  • How do I want every day to look?
  • How do I want to feel each day?
  • Whom am I spending my days with?
  • What kind of work am I doing?
  • How do I want to make people feel after being around me?

2. Commit to showing up.

Motivation comes and goes like the clouds passing through our days. It’s not a dependable resource to propel you into action each day. To develop your talent and upgrade your well-being, you have to show up every day, no matter the circumstances.

As the Japanese proverb reminds us, “Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” Let your vision serve as your compass while your actions propel you to become a better version of yourself.

At the beginning, it’s understandable to feel a little apprehensive about the journey; fear is normal. But taking giant leaps of action and risk isn’t necessary. Tiny steps and small moments of courage are the only requirements.

Make that call, pitch your idea, ask for that raise, post that first video, ask that tough question, do that first workout, and make that first healthy breakfast. This is how remarkability begins.

All great achievements start with one small action.

3. Don’t try to do it alone.

No one succeeds in this world alone. Players have coaches. Singers have producers and co-writers.

Having support allows you to have someone to be accountable with, to get an unbiased perspective on the development and pursuit of your goals. No one gets immunity from the fear, doubt and uncertainty that pursuing new endeavors presents. It’s pivotal to have a support network to catch you whenever you begin to slip back into your old habits and play small.

Make it a goal today to think of three people who can provide support and accountability for your new journey…

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