“All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.”
Success is ritualistic. The best way to make big changes in your life is through a series of little changes to your daily ritual. Many people make the mistake of trying to do everything at once, making huge changes in their lives all at once only to be disappointed when they burn out mid-flight. Orpah didn’t become a brand overnight, it took Usain Bolt many many wins to become a world champion overnight. They both did small acts, created small rituals for themselves to help them to get to where they wanted to be. Top of their field!
Creating small rituals for yourself gives you a clear and disciplinary path to your ultimate goals. Like all new changes, you’ll find yourself straying or wanting to give them up altogether. Willpower is your superpower if you can build up the will to keep your rituals in check, the road will be smoother. Big changes always being discomfort, as you grow more self-disciplined in practice you will grow stronger in your rituals and closer to succeeding. What to become a better writer? Write. Want to become a better speaker? Practice, practice, practice.
The year is still young if you’re in the January slump make the first tiny leap to finish big in this first month of a new year by changing your mindset and the way you view success by creating daily rituals for yourself. Ones that will get you closer to where you want to be, closer to the person you wish to become. Be honest with yourself by asking yourself, “how badly do I want this?”
Starting right now, challenge yourself to jump the fence of procreation and on the bandwagon to getting your life on track through daily rituals.
1. Journaling: This is an excellent ritual to help give you a clear picture of how far you’ve come and to help you stay motivated.
2. Vision Boards: You can’t get anywhere without a Map! Map your future through visualization. Create a vision board and go back to it daily.
3. Reading: Read everything you can about the field you want to succeed in. In the age of audiobooks, you can learn even faster.
4. Self-Care: I can’t stress this enough. Take care of yourself. Eat well, exercise. Meditate. Take a day off. Take care of you!
©Etta D. Richards
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