Lifelong improvement is something all of us should be working on. During our lives we have stresses and strains and overwhelm.
If we work on ourselves, we can learn to overcome what life throws at us much more quickly.
One of the things I have been taught is how to think differently and to become a better learner.
Below are 5 golden rules that can apply to anyone, whatever their gender, age, language, culture etc.
These aren’t just for business; they are rules for ALL areas of your life.
Lifelong Improvement – Rules For Your Life
1. Have Respect For Your Struggles
During your lifetime it is going to be impossible to avoid struggles. Its part of life and being uncomfortable is part of your growth. See them as learning experiences and look at things more positively. Dwell on the things you do have and what you are good at and stop concentrating on what you don’t have.
When I look back on my own life, it is the toughest times that taught me the biggest lessons.
“You are the best of who you are right now”
2. Learning and Not Judging
Get into a routine of learning more and ignore people who rubbish what you are doing. How many times have you heard people say “Oh I’ve tried that and it was rubbish”
Follow your own path, get into a consistent routine and don’t judge others
3. Think Long Term, Not Short Term
Roll the camera forward and look into your future. What is it you want to achieve? What are your dreams?
Everything you do in the here and now can be planned for what you want and training and development should be re-visited all the time.
Make it the “norm” that you are constantly improving your knowledge and well being to achieve what you want in your life.
Find a way to create new habits to be more present with those around you at home and at your work.
Be more aware and connected.
How many times do many of us get so distracted by our work that we ignore our loved ones?
When we are with them, we might be on our phones or I pads or thinking about something else.
Practice having times when you are completely present with the ones around you. Pay more attention.
5. Have A Calendar
Everything we do in life, work and business should be in a calendar or diary.
We can put in schedules, plans and create blocks of time for work, family, hobbies etc.
Make it a habit that your calendar or diary becomes your friend and helps you with your routine. It also helps plan important dates with your family with no distractions.
When you’re working your business, you become more organized and able to plan your time more effectively.
Remember what I said earlier: If you get into these new habits and lifelong improvement the struggles won’t go away but they will help you to overcome them more quickly.
You will be stronger, more organized and self aware of what is going on around you.
Huge thanks to Brendon Burchard for his trainings on this subject in his High Performance Academy.
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