Monday, January 28, 2008

Getting Better Every Day

How many times do you find yourself in a rut? Nothing you try to do seems to be going anywhere. Just when you seem to get something going, you fall into the same old trends and routines, many times the opposite of what we are trying to accomplish. I am going to show you how to rid yourself of these trends and get BETTER everyday.

We see these trends happen in a variety of aspects of our live. Have you ever been in a bad relationship, then broken up with that person only to find another person who treats you even worse? How about trying to go on a diet and lose a few pounds? The average person will go strong for about 1-3 weeks only to get back to their previous weight a month down the road. We are creatures of habit; we love what is comfortable to us. This very cause is one of the number one roots of what holds us back from accomplishing our goals. Here are a few easy tips that will launch you past your unpleasant plateaus.

Change it up. Fitness experts, musicians, and scholars will tell you, the only way to get better at something is to work it from all the different angles. Fitness experts mix up their workouts, working different muscles in a wide variety of ways. Otherwise, their muscles get complacent and goals are not reached. In a similar fashion, musicians exercise difficult passages of music in a variety of ways slowing them down, speeding them up, and changing rhythm and dynamics to eventually come to a thorough understanding of the mind and memory functions need to perform the music.

Be Positive. This one is difficult, but how can you expect to get better when you shroud your expectations in negativity. Take a three-month commitment to being positive about EVERYTHING. This step will change your life I guarantee it. Stop associating with negative people, turn off negative shows (the news), and do not accept negative thought processes.

Let go of the past. The past is gone. Do not worry about it. Each day you have the potential to be who you want to be. Start a POSITIVE action plan to get there and NEVER GIVE UP at it.

The preceding are not only good ideas, but also principles that govern our being (They also make your life last longer). Here is an easy task to get you started: Have something DIFFERENT for dinner every night this week. If you go out, order something you’ve never had (better yet go to a restaurant you have never been). If you eat in, buy something different at the grocery store.

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