Are you living the life that you want to be living? Are you doing what you want to be doing? I know that’s a tough question, but if you’re not, my question to you is, are you doing anything about it? Are you making any changes?
Life On Autopilot
Are you allowing inertia to continue pushing you in the same direction? Inertia is the force that keeps things moving in the same direction until an outside force influences it to change direction. Take a moment to think of everything in your life that is driven by inertia; I’m not talking about the physics of inertia, I’m talking about behavioral inertia. Subscription renewals, items that you have signed up for such as a newsletter, an email subscription, a magazine subscription, anything that you have set up with a credit card that will pay or renew, all of that is based on behavioral inertia; you continue to receive that item until you take action to change it.
It is the same thing with your life. Unless you make some changes in what you are doing, you are not going to change your life. Your desire to do something different, your excitement about learning something new or your passion for something more are change agents that can help you change your life. You just have to decide that you want to change.
I’ve done a few previous posts focused on having the right mindset and belief in yourself, so I’m not going to spend time on that today. But if you haven’t seen those, I encourage you to check out those blog posts because that is important and it is the first step.
Changing Your Life
Today I want to share with you some of the tactical things that you can do to change your life. It does start with determining what you want and what your ‘new’ life looks like, as well as a decision to make a change. But the next step, which is a big one, is action. You have to take action to get from where you are today to where you want to be, and one of the best ways to accomplish that is through goal setting.
Start with your long-term goal, your long-term goal is your vision of your future, your ‘new’ life. Once you have your long-term goal you need to create shorter term goals to help you make and monitor your progress. Set a three year goal and a one year goal, both focused on making progress toward your long-term goal. It is too easy to get off track if you are not monitoring your progress frequently; therefore, you need to set monthly goals, weekly goals, and daily goals. That might seem a little daunting, but the reality is, if you want to make a change, you have to set goals, because without goals you are less likely to make a change. The best advice I have for you is to set small, daily goals. If your goal is around getting in shape, and you haven’t worked out in a long time, start out with something small and achievable. Maybe your daily goal is 10 sit-ups and 10 pushups, or one mile on the treadmill at 2.5 mph. Anything that is attainable and sustainable, and something that you can build upon.
Watch this video to hear something that will absolutely change how you think about what you are doing.
Was that helpful? Have you ever thought about your time like that? It definitely makes you look at how you are spending your time. It is true that you only have one life to live; shouldn’t you be living the life YOU want to live?
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