Why is My Life not Changing?
There is a quote on our wall that says, "Progress has little to do with speed and much to do with direction."
These words seem to speak for many people as the year draws to an end. After blasting through 365 days of constant, never-ending activity, it can be exasperating to realize that in spite of everything, nothing has really changed and you're no closer to reaching your goals than you were before.
I'm happy to say that I can tell a different story of my life this year. I've reached my 2011 goals (except for one - it's pretty big). I've made progress. Does this mean that I worked harder? No. I've worked harder in the years prior with much less to show for my efforts.
It's not enough to just go go go. If you constantly feel like you're busy, busy, busy but not getting any where, then you have a Life Lesson staring you in the face, waiting for you to wake up and get with the new program. And that new program is: stop running blind and become aware of your direction.
Here's what helped me this year:
1. Made the decision that this year would NOT be a repeat of last year.
2. Said yes to opportunities that broke me out of my routine and challenged me to be a bigger person.
3. Said no to activities that did not challenge me to be a bigger person.
4. Used Darren Hardy's "Design Your Best Year Ever" book program that required me to assess my PROGRESS and DIRECTION every week and month and do specific activities directly related to my goals. BIG HELP
5. Worked with Jim Rohn's "One Year Success Plan" (this is a program that emails me weekly activities, readings, and audios throughout the year. It takes you through the "12 Pillars of Success so that you make progress in every area of your life.)
6. Journaling reflections.
7. Looking at my goals and rewriting them frequently.
8. Using a mastermind group.
9. Reading every day.
10. Listening to positive CDs every day.