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Do you ever follow a routine which proves successful for you, but get over-confident and start making bad choices based on your gut-instinct or arrogant thoughts? A lot of us disregard successful techniques because we think we know better. How do we avoid unnecessary mistakes and stick to what works?
Do you feel like you don’t have enough time for the things you love? Maybe that includes things such as going scuba diving, writing a fiction novel, playing club volleyball, or spending more time with your children?
Do you feel like your everyday priorities are creating a major time suck in your life?
Let’s take that time back and help you do more of what matters most!
Sadly, clichés aren’t effective tools for change.
If we want to do something, we not only have to get off our asses and take action — we need to create a mental model on how we plan to attain it.
Like the hero or heroine who embarks on an epic quest to find hidden treasure in a distant land, we need to create or resource an epic mental framework to slay our fears and master our chosen skills.
Imagine waking up one day to find that you’ve been diagnosed with a life threatening illness and informed that you only have three months to live. How do you cope with this new reality? How would you choose to spend the remaining time you have left?
If you’re like most people, you probably face self-doubt and negativity on a daily basis.
Did that self-help book or new age guru tell you it’s just a matter of setting an intention or exerting your willpower?
Well, I hate to break it to you, but those ideas — while nice in theory — are terrible tools for creating lasting change. And what’s more, they aren’t backed by proven, scientific strategies.
It’s common to think of motivation as something you either do or don’t have. Similarly, willpower is viewed as a limited resource within each of us, where we are rendered immobile or unable to continue moving towards our goals if it runs out. These beliefs have largely been spread due to the misinterpretation of scientific studies. However, recent science turns this on its head. Which is great news for anyone struggling to make important changes in their own lives!
Many of us go through our lives largely on autopilot, relying mainly on our long held tried-and-true methods of behavior and beliefs. While this may be comfortable to us, what do we do when a new situation arises? What about when we have a problem we’ve never encountered before?
A lot of us know the actions we need to take to live a better life or to break a bad habit. However, there seems to be a disconnect between being able to recognize what needs to be done and actually doing what needs to be done.
What if someone told you there’s one question you can ask yourself that will allow you to create the change you need in your life?
Would you be willing to ask it?
When thinking about productivity, many of us tend towards questions like “How much money do I make?” or “How much work did I accomplish?” as metrics for measurement. But how do you know when you’ve had enough? This cold, corporate approach seems to miss the mark. A superior alternative to these measures is intentionality: The pre-decision of choosing what you do before you do it.