Instead of setting lofty goals, how about making the choice to focus on developing new habits that are guaranteed to transform your life instead?
These 10 habits can transform the results you get in life and help you become a brand new you!
Habit #1: Time to Get Angry
Well, because it’s only when we get upset about something that we feel any motivation to change it.
If you’re not mad that it’s broken, why bother fixing it?
So don’t lose hope or feel discouraged if you feel unsettled and unhappy with a part of your life…
That’s actually a good sign that you are getting ready to make a change.
Habit #2: Build up Your “Action” Muscle
Start building your “taking action” muscle by setting mini-goals for yourself. Create small tasks you can do in just a few minutes.
Why is this habit important? Because success breeds success!
And when the time comes to do something truly important, you already have the habit of action to move you into even higher levels of success.
Habit #3: Strike When the Iron is Hot
Your juices are flowing. Your mind is spinning with possibilities. A better life is just around the corner.
That moment is when you need to get moving.
Right that instant. When the idea comes to you, take a step toward fulfilling it, even if it’s just writing it down. Putting it off will only let that energy fade away and the opportunity is gone.
Habit #4: Have High Standards
If you’re not the type of person who smokes, you can’t imagine falling into the habit. It’s just not who you are or who see yourself to be.
Take that idea and inject it into the rest of your goals.
No matter what you want, begin to think of yourself as someone who simply makes it happen.
As you begin to raise your standards and see yourself as the person you hope to become…
It will be harder and harder to procrastinate or back down from fear. Have high standards for yourself, and meet them.
Habit #5: Create a Motivation Station
Don’t just identify the things that motiavate you. I want you to go a step further.
I want you to gather them into one place and create a motivation station of sorts.
When you find something that excites or inspires you, you’ve found gold. Capture it so you can return to it whenever you need hope, encouragement, or confidence.
Make it a daily habit — if possible — to go through these things, finding inspiration and reminders of who you are and where you are going.
Habit #6: Dress the Way You Want to Act
Many at-home entrepreneurs make themselves dress for work each day as if they were heading to the office.
By putting on the clothes of a successful CEO, they in turn carry themselves that way. They dress, then act, the part.
So if you want to feel confident, wear clothes that make you feel confident. If you want to feel motivated, dress like someone who takes decisive action.
You’ll be surprised how much this simple act affects your mood, actions and overall standards.
Plain and simple: A cluttered desk or home or office makes for a cluttered mind.
Get clear. Get focused. Get organized.
You’ll create a state of mind that’s not only removed from all the clutter but also ready for action. Wherever you can create a system, do it.
Do whatever it takes to keep organized: lists, bins, daily desk clear offs… find what works for you, and make it a habit!
Habit #8: Discomfort is Your Friend
Because most of our goals push us to do things we don’t normally do, to say things we don’t normally say.
That can be scary, so most people don’t do it.
If you force yourself into uncomfortable situations (talking to a stranger, for instance) you’ll get good at pushing past your comfort zone.
You’ll also realize the world doesn’t end when you do the things that scare you.
Habit #9: Reach Out for Help
You’re unique, no question about it. Even so, someone out there has surely been in your shoes. They shared your struggle and your dream, and they found a way.
If you want to improve your health, reach out to someone who already did it.
If you want to start a business, email an entrepreneur.
If you want to love your job, find someone who changed careers and adores their new direction.
You’ll get two immediate rewards.
First, you’ll realize that you’re not alone. Yes, there are other people out there just like you!
Second, you’ll learn how to actually achieve your goal, not through guesswork or hunches, but through actual proof. Reach out, get advice, input and maybe even a mentor who will help you see things you don’t.
Habit #10: Put It in Writing
I used to keep everything in my head. To-do lists, business ideas, schedules… everything I thought of or about squeezed its way into an already crowded space.
And it drove me crazy.
Then I decided to empty my head of it all. I typed it into the computer and felt instant relief and clarity.
If your head is swirling with thoughts and ideas, write them down on paper or record them onto your computer.
Give your brain a break. You’ll thank me.
Stop Struggling with New Year Resolutions
Have you tried to set New Year resolutions, but found it hard to stick it out and achieve them?
You may have fallen prey to some of the misconceptions about what it really takes to achieve your goals and transform yourself for a better life…
But it’s really MUCH easier than you think!
So before you plan to dive unsupported into another list of New Year resolutions, find out the one big habit that can change your life today…
About the Author:
Jason Gracia is founder and CEO of Vantage Motivation Point Inc, creator of Motivation123, and the author of The Motivated Mind: A Complete Guide to Personal Change.
He started the Motivation123 website in 2001 with a few articles and a vague idea of what he wanted to share. Today the site is ranked #1 for motivation in every top search engine on the Internet and has helped nearly a million people.
Jason is dedicated to sharing the true meaning and method of motivation to those wishing to change something about their lives or achieve their lifelong goals and dreams.
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