We live a relatively regimented life and most people we know either can’t relate or make fun of the way we live. If you know me at all you know I don’t care what you think, seriously I don’t. I have trained people with net worth’s of over 50 million dollars and I treat them the same way I would anybody. What interests me is why people care? It usually comes from a place of fear.
Fear of change. People hate change.
They like easy.
Doing the hard thing to get a different result just isn’t an option for some people. Don’t let that be you. You have to be willing to make a change even when its uncomfortable.
Routines are not sexy and they can be boring but those little things done daily are what add up to big results.
Here are a few hard things that people avoid:
- Getting up early everyday
- Working out when you don’t feel like it
- Eating healthy
- Skipping the booze during the week
- Meditating for 5 minutes
- Having hard conversations
- Learning something new
That is just a short list but most people will take one look at that and say “no way”.
The benefits of daily habits and routines have been documented and written about for a long time yet very few people follow through on these daily disciplines. The interesting excuse I hear about not implementing positive habits is not having enough time. I call BS on this. I can say this because I have been guilty of this and know it’s a lie. We waste more time than we lack. In order to move forward with implementing better habits you need to lose the lack of time excuse. In no way am I downplaying the busy parent or your work but you can find the time if you identify where you waste it. And here is the deal, we all waste time someplace.
To start and make changes in your life, start small and don’t take on too much. For example, if you don’t work out don’t join a gym, instead commit to walking daily for 10-30 minutes. Once you have proven to yourself that you will follow through you can level up a bit. The point here is to build momentum and confidence in your ability to do what you say.
If you currently do not have some type of health and personal development plan now is the time to figure that out. As I have said before it does not have to be any earth-shattering plan but you have to do something daily to move you forward. The last thing you want to do us look back 5,10 or 15 years and feel bad about the fact that you put off improving yourself and now it’s that much harder.