I sometimes think that we underestimate how much power we really hold. We have the capacity to move mountains but it all begins and ends with our standards. I knew that I wanted to make some sort of difference in the world but didn’t really know how to go about that, to me it was a dream. After finally having had enough of living in such a boxed environment and the world telling me who i should be I began to educate myself and intensely studied successful people – understanding what it was that made them ‘tick’
This post is a little heavy…Granted. But as much as we are all crazy over pretty things (GUILTY!) I feel to carry off what we wear on our bodies or slap on our faces we must shine from within and really have that inner confidence to stand out from a crowd. We all need to feed ourselves with new information & take appropriate action to achieve what we really want.
‘We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves. The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents and interests’
– Sheryl Sandburg
Change YOUR game!!
I strongly think that if you believe it to be a MUST for you – you certainly without FAIL find a way! All you have to incorporate into your beliefs and standards are RITUALS (Rituals makes your standards real – in other words not just talking the talk but also walking the walk)
Rituals define who we are! What time do you begin your day? What do you fill your mind and body with? Whose opinions and feedback you choose to take on board?
What standards you hold yourself to and what are all the little rituals you practice to make them real?
For example, a standard for myself I hold very strongly is to ALWAYS BE LEARNING. My ritual for this is learn 2 new things per day WITHOUT FAIL. Whether it’s an article I pick up or watch a documentary learning about something I want to achieve on my goals list.
People are rewarded in public for the things they practice in private every day. I make it a vow to demand more from myself than anyone could humanly expect I’m competing with what I am capable of – this minimises the back chatter of the outside world and allows me to be at peace with myself.
Standards are just illusions without rituals!!
It’s not what we get or have materialistically that makes us happy and it is not until we BECOME & what we are able to GIVE because of what and who we have become that gives our life meaning And us a true purpose.
I started with a few questions in mind these might help you too…
1. What is an area that you really want to improve ?
2. Describe what that area is specifically like for you now.
3. Write down the rituals that have shaped your current conditions in this area (honestly)
4. Write down what you want ?what is your specific and compelling vision?
5. What are the rituals that will get you there ? What you need to do differently daily to get you there?(consistent willpower doesn’t last rituals do)
Hope this resonated with you in some way guys!!
REMEMBER: There’s always two pains in life – the pain of discipline or the pain of regret & regret weighs a tonne.