(ThyBlackMan.com) When you look at a beautiful building, you may wonder how it all came together and where it began. Our life is similar: often we wonder how we got to where we are, good or otherwise. But, like the beautiful building, it started somewhere and it came together in many different ways.
It’s been said that it takes twenty-one days to form a good habit and rid ourselves of bad ones. You can literally alter or improve your life in that time-frame with a few easy and practical steps and little bit of discipline.
A very wise person said we all came from somewhere and we’re all going somewhere: the Architect of the Universe didn’t build a stairwell going nowhere.
Consider these four attitudes to improve your life in twenty-one days or less.
Take Massive Action
If you look at the people who have experienced the most success with their lives, you’d notice they all share one trait in common: at some point in their lives they took massive action, whether that action was in finances, love, health or work.
‘Massive’ is big; earth-shattering, gargantuan change. It probably reads 10.0 on the Richter scale in terms of its life-shaking quality. For massive action to happen, one must never mind one’s fears and just do it.
Throw all of your caution to the wind; take a colossal leap of faith. Find an area in your life which, after careful analysis, you’ve determined is a prime candidate for massive action. Then just do it!
Break Bad Habits
We are prisoners to bad habits, habits that are non-productive and lead to nowhere. Most of our bad habits show up in our personal and leisure life. Three of the biggest bad habits that tend to dominate our personal life are procrastination, boxed-in thinking, watching TV and caring too much about the Jones’.
Make a list of your top three bad habits. Then develop an action plan to gradually eliminate those habits from your lifestyle.
If watching television is your worst habit, for example, make it a point to limit that activity to sixty minutes or less per evening.
Acquire Good Habits
On the other side of bad habits are good habits. The problem with good habits is that they are not acquired as easily. In fact, acquiring good habits is one of life’s most difficult undertakings. The reason is bad habits are easy to follow. Three of the biggest good habits we can acquire are planning our day the night before, lifting a negative from a positive and learning to compliment the work of others.
List your top three desired good habits. Maybe one of them would be saving money. Find an old jar and begin to collect your coin change on a daily basis. Then watch in amazement how this one simple habit will revolutionize your finances.
Increase Your Value
What is your life value? It’s not your monetary value I’m speaking of here, although that is of considerable importance. It’s your life value that I’m pointing to: your value to your family, your social network and friend and to your work.
Your family value is most important. Do something special with your family at least once per week. Rope off that time and allow absolutely zero interruptions. For your work, learn more about what you do and how it impacts another person or persons – perhaps on the other side of the world!
Conduct you work in a thoughtful and enthusiastic manner; understand that it is a blessing to work. In your social network, be an authentic friend and lend a listening ear. Be careful, though, not to become a dumping ground for trash and other types of negativity.
Taking massive action, breaking bad habits, acquiring good habits and increasing your life value can potentially change your life in twenty-one days or less!
Staff Writer; W. Eric Croomes
This talented brother is a holistic lifestyle exercise expert and founder and executive coach of Infinite Strategies LLC, a multi-level coaching firm that develops and executes strategies for fitness training, youth achievement and lifestyle management. Eric is an author, fitness professional, holistic life coach and motivational speaker.
In October 2015, Eric released Life’s A Gym: Seven Fitness Principles to Get the Best of Both, which shows readers how to use exercise to attract a feeling of wellness, success and freedom (Infinite Strategies Coaching LLC, 2015) – http://www.infinitestrategiescoaching.com.