Every year in the first week of January we make resolution and do planning for the coming year. But this year I have decided to change these habits. Hold on, this didn’t mean that I have no plans for 2014. In fact I have big plans for this year the best till date. The first plan is not to plan anything. Instead of planning let’s do the execution. Do it now. Let’s live life without any ifs and buts, no conditions, no rule. So for me this year will be Action year. Let me see what all I hit. So keep visiting for some action packed thoughts.
#1. NOTHING WORKS UNTIL YOU DO THE WORK.
Look, the only thing that’s rocket science is rocket science.
The material, systems and daily performance rituals I taught at The 48 Hour Transformation work beautifully. But like anything, you need to make the commitment and then do the work. Not once a quarter. Not once a month. Daily. When you’re tired. When you don’t feel like it. When you want to give up. That’s how champions play.
And please also remember that consistency is the essence of mastery. Show up, practice hard, stay at it and awesome results will come.
#2. TO GET THE RESULTS ONLY 5% OF THE POPULATION GETS, HAVE THE GUTS TO DO WHAT ONLY 5% DO.
You can follow the herd or you can transform your world. But you can’t do both.
The majority of people have given up on living a “rare air life”. Sad.
They’ve been smacked down, told “no” to and hypnotized into performing at average so long they don’t believe in their genius any more.
What I helped people at the event to rewire as a core belief is that to have uncommon results, you need to start doing uncommon things. I then listed the 20+ best tactics including:
–being a part of a mastermind group of people who are exceptional
–joining The 5 am Club and running the 20/20/20 Rule
–seeing work as a craft and an opportunity for Mastery
–doing a “second wind workout” at the end of every day to kickstart energy and creativity
–getting a massage every week to stay strong and focused
–60 minutes a day without technology to think and plan
–journalling every night
#3. IF YOU’RE NOT FAILING A LOT YOU’RE NOT DOING VERY MUCH
Failure’s got a bad rap.
Failure’s necessary to win.
Failure is part of the learning process. It’s valuable. It’s helpful. It’s massively instructive.
But society teaches us that failure’s a mistake. It’s not. Da Vinci and Picasso and Jobs and Meg Whitman all understood that you can’t make progress without “beautiful setbacks.”
Understand that failure’s a kind teacher. Just leverage the data it delivers for even more success.
#4. CHANGE IS HARD AT FIRST, MESSY IN THE MIDDLE AND GORGEOUS AT THE END.
This idea really moved people at T48T. Inspired them. Helped them to viscerally get that change is a process.
At the beginning of any change (from losing weight to stopping worry to multiplying your sales to saving more money), you’re fighting the gravitational pull of your old habits.
And if you’ve practiced those habits every day for decades, how can we expect them to be replaced in a day (the latest research from University College of London says it takes 66 days to install a new habit).
So it’s hard at first. And so most of us give up. But if you stay with it, you get to stage 2 and that’s where your old habit starts to crumble. And your new one begins to form. It’s messy at this point. Confusing. A little scary. And completely normal.
And then, with grit and devotion, the new habit becomes your new normal. This is a great time on the journey to unleashing your potential. And life’s never the same.
#5. SMALL DAILY IMPROVEMENTS OVER TIME LEAD TO STUNNING RESULTS
An amazing life isn’t constructed via revolution: one bold act on a sunny Tuesday that makes you great.
All exceptional achievement (whether it’s chess mastery, entrepreneurial success, athletic championship or financial wealth) is the result of daily, consistent actions that over time creates explosive results.
It’s all about the hard work.
It’s all about the steady practice.
It’s all about the insane levels of persistence.
And if you do it (and start saying no to all of those time wasting activities so many of us are seduced by in this Age of Dramatic Distraction), you too will get to your mountaintop.
#6. TO DOUBLE YOUR INCOME, TRIPLE YOUR INVESTMENT IN LEARNING
Powerful idea: once you know more, you can achieve more.
The other night my Dad reminded me that “investing in education is the best investment of all.”
And I still recall a long lunch with a man who built a fortune where he shared “the years I spent three hours a day in personal development were the most financially rich years of my life.” Three hours. Each day. In learning. Studying. Improving. My hero.
If you really want to get to great in the important areas of your life, invest in the books. Go to a conference every quarter. Spend the cash on the online course. Download the audiobooks. And hang with the best (bonus tip: mindsets are contagious).
#7. YOU HAVE THE LIFE YOU’VE SETTLED FOR
This idea had people at The 48 Hour Transformation talking all weekend.
Attendees really got that awesome lives are not built on a foundation of excuses.
Sure-it’s easier to blame others or conditions for the lives we have. That way we don’t have to leave The Safe Harbor of The Known and make any changes. But that’s how cowards live, no?
We have the lives we’ve created.
We’re living the lives we’ve settled for.
And if your life isn’t working, it’s not because of anyone else or anything else. It’s because of us. Our beliefs (that drive our behavior). Our fears. Our habits. And our actions.
The moment you wrap your brain cells around this idea and accept APR (Absolute Personal Responsibility), life is NEVER the same.
You start taking back your power. Doing the difficult things. Taking chances and making leaps. Life gets exciting and colorful and precious and fantastic.
You deserve to live at world-class. So make your changes today.
Hope this post helps you win. And I hope you’ll post a comment below so we continue the conversation
“Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached” – Swami Vivekananda
This is the one sentence that has inspired million of youth across the world. I salute the legend & the master Swami Vivekananda. I have started first sentence of this blog with his words and nothing can be better than this. With all blessings of God, I welcome you all on my blog (deepakkumarjha.wordpress.com). This is my new address. I want to start with my short introduction. I am an ordinary citizen of India. Writing is my passion and without this I can’t survive. I believe in doing good and being good. My idea of creating this blog is to interact with you all. I am neither a big author nor a writer who can change the world with his writings. But surely I am a person who wants to write and share my view on just anything.
We are born to live like a legend. All power is within us. We have all the capability to inspire others and lead from the front in whatever we do. But sometime we fail to realize our own capability. We forget our own path and start following others. This is human nature to get depressed from other’s success. No matter how clear our views are but sometime we just stop seeing inside our own heart. When any of our close friends get success in career we don’t feel good. It’s not because he or she has got success but it’s because we are not getting same. We start comparing ourselves with others. Ideally we shouldn’t do that. But my point is that we should do but in a positive way. If we look on positive side of jealousy then it gives you power to perform. It keeps you competitive and updated. In today’s corporate world drawing a bigger line is always necessary. You have no choice if you want to go ahead of others. We are bound to perform better than the rest and for that we need to compare ourselves with others. This is the demand of this fast edge. Everyday new ventures are being discovered and new challenges are to be faced. So we need to start fresh each day with new vision. We need to take charge of our own destiny and we should stop criticizing situation we are in. No one will help us until we are ready to help ourselves first. If we want to win we need to stand on our own feet.
I am stopping my first post here. Enjoy reading my blog from now onwards. Read my words, suggest me, improve me and post your comments. I might do grammatical mistakes so please improve me openly. You have all rights to criticize me if my views are not matching with yours. You can argue with me and you are free to do whatever you want to do. Only one humble request from me to you is that please come and share your view.
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