If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting.
You know that already, right?
Because it’s common sense, right? Perhaps…
Yet, so many of us don’t listen to our own better judgment.
In fact, the biggest difference between those of us who are making positive changes in our lives today and those of us who aren’t is not one’s superior abilities, but the courage that one has to take consistent action.
In other words, some of us sit and wait for the magic beans to arrive while the rest of us just get up and get to work.
Challenge yourself to be in the latter group, starting today.
End this week with some healthy perspective, and let your perspective carry you in the right direction from the get-go next week, one positive step at a time…
Choose any area in your life that you want to improve, and then:
1. Write down the specific details about your current circumstances.
(What’s bothering you? What’s wrong? What do you want to change?)
2. Write down your answer to this question: What are the daily rituals that have contributed to your current circumstances?
(Be honest with yourself. What are you doing that contributes to the situation you’re in?)
3. Write down the specific details about your ideal circumstances.
(What would make you happy? What does your ideal situation look like?)
4. Write down your answer to this question: What are the daily rituals that will get you from where you are to where you want to be?
(Think about it. What small, daily steps will help you move forward?).
The bottom line is that nothing will change in your life unless you build rituals that reinforce what you hope to achieve.
So, think about how these questions and the corresponding rituals relate to your life right now.
Your present response is far more powerful than your present circumstance.
A part of your life is unquestionably decided by completely uncontrollable circumstances right now, yet the vast majority of your life is decided by your responses to these kinds of circumstances.
Thus, the goal isn’t to get rid of all your painful thoughts, feelings or life circumstances.
Because that’s impossible.
The goal is to change your response to them—your daily rituals—starting today…