Humans do not like change even though we seek new experiences. Our natural tendency is to hold onto what is comfortable and in turn we jeopardize our ability to expand, enjoy, and evolve.
You have to change if you want to grow. You have to grow if you want to improve. You have to improve yourself if you want your life to improve.
Self-improvement almost always starts with Self-Awareness and the ability to transform your habits. If you are serious about transforming your life and improving yourself, your health will determine your ability to succeed.
Without a healthy and energetic body, you will never be able to succeed at the highest levels. Exercise 4–5 times a week, sleep 8 hours a night, spend 20 minutes outside in the early morning sun for fresh vitamin D and meditate daily to reduce the noise and confusion.
If you are not regularly taking time to empty your mind and clear your head, you will never be able to transform your life the way that you want. In this modern World there is too much distraction, so sit in meditation and listen to what comes up.
Take one day a week to focus on yourself, your goals, your dreams, and what you are grateful for in life. Empty your mind so that you can have the clarity and presence you need to succeed during the other 6 days.
Devote 30 minutes a day to learning new skills for fun and profit, whether it is coding, marketing, a new language, sales or negotiation. Do not let a day go by where you do not improve your skills and abilities. Success does not go to the smartest or strongest, but to the most skilled.
Life is short. It is also guaranteed to end. On a long enough time line the survival rate of all of us is 0% – that includes the richest people in the World.
So take a breath and relax. Release the pressure. Life does not have to be so serious and you do not need to try so hard as if the entire World is watching you. No one cares about your success or lack of success.
Learn to enjoy the ride, have fun, and appreciate the gift that is the present moment. Right here, right now because ‘This is it’.