By: David Neishabori/AZADI Fine Rugs Owner
We’re all so busy nowadays. Day after day we take on more and more and eventually we begin to see things start to suffer. We run late, we get overwhelmed, things fall through the cracks, we get STESSED out…and then we begin to realize… we’re not doing anything well!!! We try harder to be on time…we try harder to keep on task…we try harder to be a better parent.
What if instead, in 2018, we consider which efforts to discontinue?
Richard Koch’s handbook, The Breakthrough Principle of 16 X: Real Simple Innovation for 16 Times Better Results, examines the idea of giving things up, “creating white space in your schedule…in your mind…in your life as a whole. It’s about emptying your days of those things that don’t justify your time and effort because they give such a poor return.”
Here is one of my favorite thoughts from the book: “What gives results? Always…a very few things. So the secret is in finding the few things that are really powerful – truly pivotal – which makes the difference between success and failure. Care about those things…care about nothing else. Do those things. Do nothing else. To the extent that you possibly can, focus your work and your life on those areas where the “payback factor” is huge!”
So next time you decide to volunteer for something else, or take on a new project, why not focus on what you are already doing…and do that thing even better?!!
Along the same line of thought is this article by Robin Sharma. “4 Proven Ideas to get you moving in the right direction of your BRIGHTEST life”!
#1. Do Your Stop Doing List
So many among us do lists of resolutions and charts of goals. My suggestion to you is that, even more importantly, do a list of things you will no longer participate in: A Stop Doing List.
Strip out all the bad habits, time wasters and unhealthy pursuits you’ve allowed into your personal universe and you’re left with a gorgeous life rich with creativity, productivity and contributions to humanity.
Ideas for your Stop Doing List include:
–stop making excuses for what’s not working in your life. You created the situation and you can create your way out of it. Be not a victim in 2018.
–stop spending your brilliance and highest potential playing games on your phone.
–stop complaining and reset your focus on all your blessings, gifts and opportunities.
–stop watching the news and replace that time reading a helpful book for 60 minutes each day.
–stop sleeping too much and join my “5AM Club” [it truly is a Gargantuan Competitive Advantage].
–stop accepting average performance at work and start studying/practicing so you lift your game.
#2. Script a 2018 Hero Book
Great Hollywood screenwriters write their endings first. So should you.
Go invest in a journal [not that I’m so special—I’m not—but downloading my learnings, insights and gratitudes in my journal for between one to three hours a day has been my consistent practice for 20+years; it has transformed my core and saved my life].
Fill the journal with your life script declaring, in as much detail as possible, how you wish 2018 to unfold. I suggest you use my 8 Forms of Wealth framework and write about your intentions and aspirations in the following main areas that I believe all must be nourished daily for a world-class life [money is just one metric of true wealth, I believe you’ll agree].
- Personal mastery
2. Health and vitality
3. Family and friendships
4. Craft and career
5. Prosperity and financial freedom
6. Adventure and a wonderful lifestyle
7. Your peer circle and associations
8. Your contribution and legacy
…Vague plans deliver vague results.
…So get this exercise done quickly so you hardwire in some serious clarity, conviction and passion to start 2018 like the genius you’re meant to become.
#3. Forgive the Unforgiven
Few things drain your fire and destroy your gifts than carrying around people who have hurt you on your back. Here’s a precious skill for leading a legendary life: learn to let go. Sounds so very basic and easy to execute yet it’s not. But learning to let go of those who caused you grief and releasing the experiences that no longer serve your rise to amazing is super important if you’re ready to make 2018 your absolute best year yet.
“Ok Robin, so how do I do it?” you wonder. You just do it. You just vote for your beneficial future versus living your days stuck in something that happened back in 1922. You just decide to move ahead. To live richly. To understand that everyone does the best they can do based on their level of wisdom, maturity and private power. And if that person who disappointed you could have done better, they would have done better. Right?
#4. Calibrate Your Vitality
Energy. Stamina. Peak health. The assets of A-Players.
…You can’t rise to legendary if you lose your longevity.
…You won’t lead your industry if you fall sick.
…You aren’t going to produce “masterwork” level output if you’re dead.
So starting today [yes, I do mean today and because I care about you I’m really pushing you in this message], eat less food, eat cleaner ingredients, drink more water, move your body and sweat for 20 minutes in the morning, get into nature daily, breathe fresh air deeply, sunbathe a little and hack your sleep so you rest soundly [sleep deprivation ruins your moods, depletes your energy and minimizes your lifespan].
Enjoy these tips on how to get better results.
Cheers! Happy New Year!!!
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