The new year is right around the corner. We have to look at where we are now, so we can get clear on where we are going in the future. In this article I invite you to look at 5 distinctions that I see in successful people that are easy to adopt right away.
1) Surround yourself with positive people. Who you are spending your time with? The quote that Scott and I have in our wedding album is “Those who say it can’t be done should get out of the way of the people who are doing it.” I don’t know what “it” is in your life, but you can be sure that it makes a difference to be supported by the people around you – whatever your dream may be. Love your friends and family, but choose wisely when deciding who you are going to spend time with.2) Embrace Change. Change is constant. People who recognize this and see all new experiences as opportunities to learn and grow, have more peace of mind, and are so much more interesting to be with. Begin to see that life is happening “for” you and not “to” you.
3) Self Care is Non-Negotiable. This is a biggie. Since most of my community is made up of “Triple A’s” who are big on service and making a difference, we tend to be super passionate about our lives and our work. It is all too easy to be so busy making a living that we lose sight of our lives. Make your self care priority number one. The body requires a healthy diet, sleep and exercise to stay in peak performance. Begin today, if you know you need a tune-up here, and take care of yourself first. Only then will you have the energy and vitality to deeply serve others.
4) Focus. We are so blessed to live in a time where opportunities are everywhere. When you decide what your goals and priorities are, it is up to you to stay on track to achieve them. No successful person, be it in health, wealth, relationship, athletics or any other endeavor, gets to their goals overnight. Staying on track can be hard, but great success comes from staying focused and committed – build your dreams consistently one step at a time.
5) Congruence. “How you do anything is how you do everything.” T. Harv Eker. Be protective of your time and your word. Learn to pause before making or accepting an offer. It is key to living an integrated life that you stay congruent with your core values. Before taking on a new adventure, ask yourself, “Is this in alignment with who I am and who I am becoming?” Living deliberately and consciously allows the Universe to provide you with all you need to live your greatest life.
I hope you find these helpful. Small differences practiced consistently add up to amazing results.