What if one morning you got out of bed and found that you were sick of the life you had? You felt tired of the stress, you felt tired of dreading work, you felt tired of skimping on buying things to save money, you felt tired of not being able to travel. What if you chose to alter everything but didn’t know how?
Here are 5 steps you can take to change your lifestyle in one where you tap dance out of bed:
1. Make A Decision to Start
Write out a contract to commit to start. A quick note to decide you will begin will force the idea out of your mind and into action. You don’t want to be the person who is still hoping years later.
Here’s a sample:
I, [your name here], have decided to start changing my life so that I jump out of work enjoying every moment. I have no time for negativity or complaining because I will have a life full of travel, beach, tropical locations, great work-life balance, and a job I love.
Starting this second, I have made up my mind to stop blaming others for my problems. I will let go of toxic relationships and move towards people who can symbiotically help me achieve the infinite potential I have inside of me.
I have decided to keep looking for ways of improving myself and my life on a daily basis and taking action on it. -[your name here]
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe
2. Don’t Dwell on the Past
You should forgive and forget. Many people have no love in their heart, which lets their past mistakes haunt and negatively affect their present. Do this for yourself so that you can stop wasting time. Life is short.
In the book Erroneous Zones, Wayne Dyer says that guilt is a chain to the past, while anxiety is a chain from the future.
Let go of all the excuses, assumptions, complaints, and negative energy inside of you. Start with a baby step and trust that you can begin anew. Don’t let your “wasted time of the past” waste more time in the present.
3. Do It Now
Brian Tracy, a business legend, says that you need to focus on beginning today. He gives an analogy of eating a frog. Staring at it won’t make it any worse. By doing the most important task at the beginning of your day, you can live the rest of the day knowing you’ve gotten the worst out of the way. Plus, you’ve done the most productive thing first.
4. Visualize Your Dreams In Detail Frequently
If there was nothing holding you back in life, what would your dream life be? What if you had infinite money, opportunities, connections, and resources? Think big. What would life look like?
Of course, I am hoping to talk to positive people with good dreams. There are negative people with twisted dreams that shouldn’t come true. But I know you aren’t one of them. Studies show that we tend to underestimate what we can accomplish in 10+ years but overestimate what we can do in the short term.
Napoleon Hill is a man who studied 500 of the wealthiest people in the world for over 25 years in person. One of the main principles he discovered is that high achievers always visualize their goal before they achieve it. Make sure you visualize your dreams in detail daily as if you’ve already achieved them. This will help program you in the right direction through your subconscious.
“Dare to visualize a world in which your most treasured dreams have become true.” – Ralph Marston
5. Your Goals Won’t Be Accomplished Until You Fix Your Mindset
What ties successful people together? It’s their mindset. Some of them have lost all their money and got it back because they had the right inner perspective to make money. Some poor people luck out and win the lottery, but they quickly lose it again.
Adopt wealth mindsets. Learn how wealthy people think of money. Read books on financial independence from billionaires. Choose a role model you can meet with to learn from.