Kim Peterson, CEO CommonSenseHealth.org
We've all heard the saying that getting started or taking the first step is the hardest part.
I've got to say that I disagree wholeheartedly.
The hardest part is following through.
When you decide that you want to be fit, healthy, energetic, and vibrant that is outstanding! You have made a decision. You have made a proclamation or a commitment.
But what it really takes is getting up to go work out when it's pitch black and freezing cold outside. What it takes is not eating the junk that is calling to you at a party or an event. What it takes is staying the course day in and day out when you don't feel like it.
When you know that you need to make improvements to your skill set with regard to your business success or your career trajectory, but you just can't seem to find the time to fit it all in. Or you attend an event get a bunch of new ideas, take some great notes and then never follow through.
Decisions are easy. FOLLOW THROUGH IS HARD.
So how do you do it? How do you DECIDE, COMMIT and then follow through?
Here are a couple of snippets from
15 Personality Traits of the Most Successful People
By Thomas Koulopoulos for Inc. Magazine …
Which I am referencing to make my point …
“A Passion for Improvement--Successful people are perpetually trying to improve themselves. They are their worst critics--never satisfied; always striving to be better. The person they most need to best is themselves.”
“Being Grateful--I recall doing a series of interviews with space shuttle astronauts, incredibly successful people who had every right to be arrogant, and yet they were the most incredibly grateful people I'd ever met. They realized how fortunate they were to be where they were, and weren't shy about sharing it.”
“A Desire to Give Back--One of the most rewarding things about achieving any degree of success is the opportunity to encourage and motivate others. Successful people realize that they have the power to help others increase their confidence in themselves. In doing so they create life-long loyalty that comes back many times over. Personally, nothing has amazed me as much and been as fulfilling as the support I've received from colleagues I've helped find their own success.”
A commitment to never ending improvement, gratitude for all that you have … always, and the ability to give back in abundance (via positive interactions with others among other things) all can come as a result of -- the daily filling your mind with positive information and insights. From there your mindset is altered with productive rather than self-defeating thoughts, thereby leading to proactive rather than negligible follow through.
Daily discipline will get you there. Getting yourself to MOVE when you really don’t feel like it and busting through self-doubt is KEY after deciding to make a big change.
Let’s face it, watching the news as a daily practice, (if you can call it that anymore, more like a combo soap opera and bad reality TV, but that’s a topic for another time) does nothing to encourage, uplift and instill confidence and positive motion forward.
I’m not condoning putting your head in the sand, but PLEASE find a little balance.
Here are a couple of things that I take in or apply daily which help me to move forward -- when I really don’t feel like it.
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Using Mel Robbins’ 5 Second Rule. You can learn more about it here. Basically, it’s a technique that forces your brain to stop stalling and TAKE ACTION!
I’m only giving you 2, rather than 10. You know why? Because pick one and DO IT, that’s why.
There’s a ton of great stuff out there and that’s a good thing, but information overload with the lack of proper action taken is not good at all so pick one and go!
And since not all things resonate with everyone, please share your favorite ways to get yourself positioned to move forward when you really don't feel like it.
What are some of your daily practices that get you engaged and motivated each day?
Kim Peterson is the Founder and CEO of CommonSenseHealth.org. Since 2009, CSH has been helping to establish an online presence while generating leads and sales for clients worldwide.
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