21 Dec 30 behaviours that will make you unstoppable in 2019!
What are your hopes and dreams?
I’m sure at least part of your wishes includes health and happiness.
And for health and happiness you need to work hard, and continue working, regardless of obstacles and challenges.
To help with this, and to increase your chances of a happy and successful year, here are 30 behaviours you can adopt to boost your motivation and resilience …
via the Ladders by Benjamin P Hardy
According to the British philosopher, Alain de Botton, “Anyone who isn’t embarrassed of who they were last year probably isn’t learning enough.”
How different is your life, right now, from where you were 12 months ago?
If it’s quite similar, then you haven’t been learning very much. To learn, by nature, is to change and evolve.
In order to change and evolve, you need to regularly create peak experiences — those moments which create deep awe, gratitude, and a shift in how you see yourself and the world.
When was your last peak experience?
What was the last time you flexed your courage muscles?
When was the last time you tried something that might not work?
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If you’re ready to make wild progress during 2019, you need to make some tweaks.
This isn’t anything to be upset, distraught, or frustrated about. Life is, inherently, a learning experience.
Life is beautiful.
You get to have fun with it.
One thing that is really beautiful about moving forward intensely in your future is that, simultaneously, you change your memory about the past.
The past, regardless of what it has been — great or disappointing — will change in meaning as you make new decisions in your future.
Your future is flexible. Your past is also flexible. What you have is now.
You get to decide what you’re going to do. You get to decide how you’re going to live.
Look around … No one is stopping you. Want to make a shift?
Here are 30 behaviors to get you started:
1. Wake up earlier
“You’re more likely to act yourself into feeling, than feeling yourself into action.” — Dr. Jerome Bruner
Dr. Stephen Covey once presided over hundreds of service missionaries as their leader. One of them was struggling intensely in his relationship with others. Rather than having the missionary focus on his relationships, Covey told the missionary to start waking up earlier, consistently.
“Private victory always precedes public victory,” Covey told the missionary.
If he could just start waking up a little earlier, and put first things first, then his interactions with others would change.
But the missionary lacked the confidence that he could wake up early, consistently, for 30 days. Like most people, this young man was really good at lying to himself and hadn’t witnessed himself living in alignment with his own goals and words.
“Start with seven days,” Covey told him. “Can you do that?”
“Yes, I can do seven days.”
Seven days later, the missionary looked like a different person.
Confidence is the byproduct of prior performance. It doesn’t take much to reset how you feel about yourself.
Start waking up a little earlier.
Then do this:
2. Drink more water
As soon as you wake up in the morning, drink a HUGE glass of water. Drinking water first thing in the morning actually makes you more alert and wakes you up. So, if you wake up and immediately drink like 20+ ounces of water, your morning sleepiness won’t last long.
Having water on an empty stomach helps to cleanse the colon, which in turn increases the efficiency of the intestine to absorb nutrients. It also helps in flushing out toxins from your body.
As we drink healthy amounts of water, we have smaller waistlines, healthier skin, and better functioning brains.
3. Write your goals down, every single morning
“Assume the feeling of your wish fulfilled and observe the route that your attention follows.” — Neville Goddard
After you pull yourself out of bed and drink a huge glass of water, find a spot to pull open your journal.
Write your goals down.
Do this every day.
Do this first thing in the morning, every single day, and your life will change.
Your orientation toward your day reflects how you approach your day.
Most people allow their environment and bodily addictions to trigger themselves into unhealthy subconscious patterns, which are then played-out every single day.
First thing in the morning, they are sucked back into their smartphone.
Then they go through their day, and not much different happens from the day before.
This isn’t very creative, nor is it imaginative.
But what happens when you start your day by writing down your goals and dreams for the future?
How do you think this behavior would influence your imagination and creativity?
Former United States President, Abraham Lincoln, once said, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
The best way to CREATE your day is to start in a creative mode. In order to wake up in a creative mode, you must give yourself space for reflection.
Writing your goals down on paper doesn’t need to take more than 2 minutes. If you’re serious about your future, it could and should take longer (like 10+).
As you write your goals down, you shift your subconscious patterns. You train your brain to begin LOOKING for what you want. As Dan Sullivan has said, “Your eyes can only see what your brain is looking for.”
Most people’s brains have been trained to be lazy. They haven’t proactively set their brain on a search for what they want. As a result, incredible opportunities pass them by every day unawares.
But there’s more.
When you visualize your future in the form of writing goals, you literally re-wire your brain and memory. While writing your goals, get yourself into an aroused emotional state. Imagine and feel what it would be like to have those goals.
The more emotional the writing, the more subconsciously shifting the experience.
The more emotionally arousing, the more your brain will create new neural connections.
As your brain makes new neural connections, your memories, and perspective of the world changes.
This is how you create a “peak-state” every morning. A peak-state is simply feeling incredibly good about where you currently are, and having complete confidence and clarity in where you’re going.
A peak-state is similar to a “peak experience,” wherein you feel immense awe and gratitude for life. Your mind and brain are expanded and changed, daily.
What would happen if your mind and brain changed, daily, to reflect the person you intend to become and the future you intend to inhabit?
It’d be pretty amazing, right?
Well, then get yourself some peak-states and experiences every morning.
Within a short period of time, you’ll begin to see the world from the perspective of your goals. You won’t see the world from the perspective of your current circumstances.
You’ll only see your goals and possibilities. They’ll be more real to you than your present circumstances. Your brain will see the world differently.
Your behavior will be different.
Your mindset and emotions will be different.
You’ll feel far greater gratitude and awe for life.
You’ll feel a deeper connection to yourself, God, and others. You’ll love other people more. You’ll love yourself more. You’ll love life more.
Because you feel a greater connection, you’ll feel safer about life. Because you feel safer, you’ll be more imaginative and creative — and thus more willing to take risks and embrace adventure.
You’ll learn stuff that is outside your comfort zone.
You’ll be willing to set wildly “unrealistic” goals.
Every morning, you’ll have 15–30 minutes of complete creative fun in the cave of your journal.
Your morning journal then becomes the doorway to a new universe where anything is possible.
You’ll write with greater and greater intensity and joy. You stop inhibiting yourself with your conscious mind and allow your subconscious mind to take-over — stream-of-consciousness writing.
You stop editing yourself.
You just write.
And as you write, you’ll see CRAZY and AMAZING things go from your hand to your pen to your paper to your head… all from your heart.
“Wow! Did I really just write that?” says your conscious mind.
“Absolutely,” echoes your increasingly confident subconscious…
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