Want to know a little secret to success? You need to ALWAYS have constant forward moving progression in everything you do. From life, your relationships and the gym, having methods that keep your mindset moving forward and goals stacking are great for motivation.
My theory is to focus on 5 key habits. They are simple things, but they are also incredibly powerful. If you work at them daily they can change your life. Like anything, it just takes some practice, and some belief.
First set your goals down on paper. Write them out then tell a friend. Accountability is key and the more people who know the better. You are more likely to continue on the path of your goals if you have people who are rooting for your success. Which leads to the second part of this and AIM HIGH!
If you want to achieve big things in this life, I believe you have to set major long-term goals that push your limits and really stretch your abilities. It doesn’t matter what goal your trying to achieve. Set the bar high, then break it down into small, attainable goals that you can work on every day.
Build belief by taking small daily steps, just one training session at a time. Don’t focus on the end result. Great long runs begin with mastery of single foot strikes. Be relentless in the pursuit of your dreams.
Try new things. You might know the quote, it’s been said many times before. “If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got.” It makes perfect sense, so why do so many people keep expecting their life or body to change when they are so resistant to new experiences and experiments? Make a habit out of saying yes more often, even if you do feel that resistance at first. You will discover that sometimes the things you didn’t believe you would enjoy become some of your new favorite past times. You won’t know unless you try.
Drop the expectation theory and be a good person. Never pay it forward expecting great things to come your way in return. That’s not the way the world works. You have to learn to do good just for the sake of doing good. Focus on maximizing the value you can provide to others people. Selfless acts are highly rewarding. The feeling of helping somebody is a lot better than the feeling of getting something for yourself. So, give more often. The more you do it the more you’ll focus on what matters most, the effort, the daily work, and the additional opportunities for good that it all creates. You’ll see, the big goals will start falling more often the more good that you do. It’s simple and super rewarding.
You have to give, but there has to be limits.So much of our lives revolves around doing things for others, which is great. No matter what you get out of this world, I believe you can only be your happiest self once you find a way to give something unique and valuable back. But all that giving can be hard. It can drain you, and that’s not good for anyone in your life, especially you.
Get rid of the negativity in your life.You have to surround yourself with positive energy if you want to accomplish big things, there’s no way around that. Realize that there can be no room in your life for negativity. Stop being mean to yourself. Be kind to others because negativity only breeds more negativity. This is a vicious cycle that will pollute your life and derail your progress. So, give yourself some slack and allow others a break or two as well. If you’re enjoying the day, others around you will be too.
By following these 5 key things your life will not only be more fulfilling but you will see that you will create major change in your own character and build a better YOU!