First of all, you should ask yourself, do you want to change your life? If you are extremely satisfy and happy with where you are, what you are doing and will be for the rest of your life, then there is no point to change your life. If you think that there is more to your life be it your career, lifestyle relationship, health, etc…you need to do something to change your life to get to where you want to be.
It is Christmas time and soon we will be finishing year 2011. Is 2011 a fruitful year to you? It doesn’t really matter what the answers are, you can’t change them anyway. The important thing is how you would like your life like in the coming year and for the rest of your life.
“Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separates them!” – By Confucius.
Based on what Confucius said, habits have great impact on change your life! Below are top 3 habits that can change your life!
Top 3 Habits That Can Change Your Life
1. Positive Thinking
This is by far the most crucial habit that will facilitate on your other habits. It is a must if you want to successfully change your life. The easiest way to start of positive thinking is to be aware of any negative thoughts you have and do whatever you can to suppress them. Unless the negative thoughts are helpful to you, replace them with positive thinking that can help you to move forward.
I understand that it is almost impossible not to have negative thoughts. There are lots of external factors such as natural disaster, people reaction, etc…that we can’t control. The only thing that we can control is ourselves and how we react on what’s happening to us. If you have a negative thought pop up in your mind, you will need to be aware of it and replace it with positive thought that help you to solve the problem. The key is not to let the negative thought to dominate you for long time.
2. Focus On One Goal At A Time
This is another key! By focusing on one goal at a time, it will be a lot easier for us to concentrate and achieve the goal. Same as dealing with tasks, just focus on one at a time and do not get distracted by other tasks or ideas. When you’ve completed one, move on to another. This is applicable to developing the habit. Just focus on cultivating one habit at a time until that eventually become your habit.
It is not uncommon to see people have a list of goals to achieve in the next year or in the next couple months. In fact, similar to a to do list, there can be tens or hundreds tasks in your to do list and yet the list is getting longer just because of lacking of focus and get distracted by other things / tasks.
So, stay focus on one goal / task at a time until you finish it. Do not keep jumping around on multiple goals and tasks and eventually you won’t get anything done.
3. Daily Schedule
Do you have a daily schedule? Do you check and reply mails whenever you want? By fixing your daily schedule, you will save a lot of time and be more productive. With a fixed schedule, you can at least stay focus on your goal and carry on working your tasks.
In your daily schedule, you should have a time slot for idea generations and time to trial and test out your ideas. However, you should only apportion a slot to it and stick to your daily schedule to avoid distraction. I know sometimes we people get very excited with the new stuff and will even forget our core work.
By sticking on your daily schedule, you can be rest assure that you will be productive without compromising your creative and thinking time. Once you craft out your daily schedule, work on it for weeks and review it every month or any time you deem necessary to make sure this is an effective daily schedule that suits you the best.
I consider these top 3 habits are critical to change your life.
What do you think about these habits? Do you have your top 3 habits you think are crucial to change your life? Feel free to share your thoughts by leaving me a comment below.