I have been working on keeping myself accountable and recently connected with an accountability partner to help me with this. It has pushed me more than I really thought. A lot of what I have learned over this past life changing year has to do with consistency. Your daily habits predict where you will be a year from now, 5 years, or even 10 years.
Watching tv, being on Facebook, or just being lazy isn’t going to get anyone anywhere in life. I have worked really hard to limit these activities. I don’t obtain any value from them besides the occasional documentary and the RBT community FB page by Ramit Sethi.
Even listening to a book 15 minutes each way to and from work has made a big difference in my way of thinking and living. Doing the little things each day can have a snowball effect in the long run. In the past I thought I would come up with a genius product or service and then become a millionaire. Well that’s not how it works from what I have found out.
Setting up daily habits to put me in the best position possible to be successful has been my goal since Day 1 after reading the Slight Edge. I plan to apply automated habits to all aspects of my life, including health, social, and mental. I work on ” Kaizen” which means Continual Improvement in Japanese. I would put so much pressure on myself to be successful, rich, happy that I didn’t know where to begin. What are the first steps? Who do I reach out to for help? I had no answers to any of these questions.
Learning to appreciate reading and understand the importance behind it was a game changer.
I used to hate reading! From elementary, all the way to college. All that homework just kept me away from what I really wanted to do. I had a negative association attached to reading. I am so happy I got rid of that association because I would be so lost without books. I always saw books and immediately thought about geeks and thought about how I don’t need them. Boy was I wrong! Most people don’t pick up another book after college and I sure didn’t want to be one of them.
My philosophy about books changed for the better! I now think about books as diving into a wise persons mind and extracting all the valuable information. Golden nuggets can be found in these books that are worth their weight in gold alone!
Staying with the flow has brought me to this day, to this moment and I am ever so grateful that I have made this progress and continue to do so. I am proud of myself for sticking to it and I have to give myself credit. It’s something I am improving on. I can’t be too hard on myself.
I will be providing my Top 3 Books to read for anyone who simply wants to make progress on this journey we call LIFE.
-Slight Edge- Jeff Olson (No surprise here ) LOL
-Rich Dad Poor Dad- Robert Kiyosaki
-The Magic of Thinking Big- David Schwartz
2nd Post accomplished! Woohoo!!
I will provide more value in these posts as I figure my flow out. I want to give my background to what I write so it will make more sense.
Thank you all!