I recall listening to some audiotapes years ago by Anthony Robbins in which he talked about the daily 'Rituals' we all have and how we need to create positive rituals in our lives to help us achieve our goals. Rituals are nothing more than habits that we have acquired through the years, and we all have both positive and negative ones. The good thing is that we can create positive rituals in our lives and eliminate the negative ones. We can also use these rituals to improve our results in practically all areas of our daily life, including results in our businesses.|
The philosopher said, "Rome wasn't built in a day", and it's the same when it comes to taking positive action to improve any aspect of your life. Instead of trying to do it all at once, work on one thing at a time. It will help to make an inventory of actions that you need to take. One of my favorite historical figures, Benjamin Franklin, once did a self inventory on himself and discovered that he had thirteen character traits that he needed to work on. Franklin was wise enough to realize that you can't take them on all at once and therefore setup a plan in which he focused on one thing at a time. Having made progress on one thing, he then moved on to the next. You can use the same method that Franklin used in creating a list of things that you need to do on a daily basis.
Once you have created your list, you then want to list them in order of priority. Franklin didn't try and tackle them all at once and neither should you. Focus on one thing that is most important to you at that moment, and work on that solely. For me, I wanted to start writing everyday, and although I've had some missteps along the way, for the most part I have been able to achieve this goal by doing some type of writing daily. You can use this method in other areas of your life as well. When I made my list, I decided that losing 25 pounds was an important goal for me. I decided that I was going to spend the next week focusing on actions that could help me move in the direction of accomplishing this goal. Over the next week, I focused on eating better, exercising daily, and other actions that eventually led to my success in losing the 25 pounds.
I've used the same technique to establish other habits such as daily flossing, establishing a reading pattern, playing my guitar, and many other things. The point is, your goal doesn't have to be anything earth shattering, just something that is important to YOU! Creating positive rituals is nothing more than establishing goals and focusing on them daily until they become a ritual. Once you have established a ritual for your goal, move on to the next. I would also suggest starting off with something small, and moving on to bigger things once you've established your more modest rituals. In this way, you build confidence that you can indeed accomplish your goals.
We all have things in our life that we would like to accomplish, and oftentimes fail simply for lack of a plan. Start using daily rituals to create habits that will improve your life and help you accomplish your various goals.
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