“Many assume it is good luck or enormous talent that leads to “making it,” but Brian Tracy knows firsthand that many achieve their dreams through self discipline- the ability to what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or now.”
I no longer… mess with my morning routine.
I am not a morning person by nature. I’m also not a “routine” person by nature. So, if I shy away from either, and don’t physically put two feet on the ground when my alarm goes off, my whole day is skewed. Seriously. My weekday morning routine is habitual and consistent and one off day sets me up for an off kilter week. If you don’t already have a morning routine- try one out. I promise- your life will change.
I no longer… have a problem saying NO
A very wise man by the name of Warren Buffett once said, “The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.”
I was sitting in a real estate conference when that quote flashed on the screen- and for whatever reason, it resonated with. Once upon a time, I actually believed the opposite to be true. I thought that saying yes was paramount in order to get ahead both professionally and personally. When I learned the art of saying “NO” to things that took time away from my priorities, my life instantly became less hectic. Saying no is not always easy, but there’s no way around becoming more efficient without learning to say it.
I no longer… allow FEAR to stay
Let’s face it: Fear plays a major role in our lives. There are so many reasons to be fearful. I mean- tomorrow is not even promised to us. Fear has taken hold of my life on too many occasions to count, and once I decided to accept that fear is going to be part of my life for the remainder of my existence, it became apparent that I needed to a way to handle it. Fear rears its ugly head several times a day- and I just don’t allow it to stay. Instead- I’ve learned to use my fear as motivation. I could pin quotes about fear to my Pinterest page all day long- I’m mildly obsessed with ways to overcome it. I mean- I’ve read book after book after book on handling Fear (my recent favorites have been Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and Adventures for Your Soul by Shannon Kaiser) and I’ve decided that the only way to overcome Fear is to face it.
I no longer… sweat it.
The world is not going to end because I did not cross off all the things I wanted to get done. There’s just no use in getting all sweaty- life is way too short.
I no longer… make excuses for my circumstances
My life is what I make of it. Playing victim or making excuses about whatever is not going my way is not doing me any favors. Nobody has time for my excuses and I don’t have time to hear about yours. Sorry- I didn’t mean to sound that way- but I’m also not going to delete what I wrote. For the record- there’s too many heartbreaking circumstances that are simply out of our control and I’m not talking about those. I’m talking about the ones we deliberately make and then make excuses when things don’t go our way.)