As we close in on the halfway point of the year, it’s a good time to assess: Have you been staying consistent with your diet and exercise goals in 2016?
If not or if it’s been a struggle at times, take a few of these ideas to heart and implement them in your daily routine ASAP.
10 Ways to Create Greatness in Your Life
1. The only way to get and STAY motivated, is to hang out with other like-minded, highly motivated people.
2. Wake up every day with a Predetermined Plan.
It may sound cliché, but if you fail to plan…you plan to FAIL.
Take 15 minutes every night and plan out your next day’s exercise and nutrition plan along with everything else on your plate. This simple exercise alone can make all the difference.
If you don’t plan your day, somebody else will. And I guarantee it won’t include your nutrition and exercise plan 🙂
3. Pursue your Passion and find your Purpose.
When you’re passionate about something, you’ll NEVER lose focus. That’s the beauty of finding your passion.
It guarantees your success and fulfillment, and it defines your purpose in life.
4. Always remember, the world doesn’t revolve around you.
This is always a tougher pill to swallow for men than it is for the ladies, because we are generally more selfish by nature. [pro_ad_display_adzone id=”8825″]
But when we learn to put others FIRST, before our own needs, it fulfills us on emotional and spiritual levels and makes us happier people.
5. Help as many people get what they want, without expecting anything back in return.
Ahhh, yes. The secret to dominate life. When you help others get what they want, the world will give you everything you want. It’s not a matter of if…but when.
Just remember, sometimes it won’t be on your timeline.
6. Be positive no matter what the circumstances.
Research shows that positive thinking stimulates endorphins in your brain that can help you sleep better, recover faster, reduce inflammation, and “feel” happier.
Sounds like a no-brainer to me.
Sometimes you can control what happens to you… and sometimes you can’t. But the one thing you can do is control your attitude, and how you react to the unexpected in order to stay positive.
7. Set goals that are attainable and celebrate how far you’ve come.
We all need a target to aim at; otherwise we’ll never hit it. But if you continue to set unrealistic goals, you’ll just set yourself up for disappointment and failure.
Make sure you set short-term daily and weekly goals that you can accomplish.
This will ensure your long-term bigger goals are achieved automatically.
How do you eat an elephant?? One bite at a time.
8. Do a good deed, once a week at minimum.
Good deeds are like planting healthy seeds. If you’re consistently planting them and watering them, you’ll produce healthy fruit in your life.
9. Whatever you do, give it your all and have FUN doing it.
I’m not a believer in half-assing anything in life. I give it my all and I have fun.
Even if I fail, at least I know in my heart I gave it everything. I encourage you to do the same.
Life is short. Hit it hard.
10. Do GREAT things, and GREATNESS will find you.
Remember, nothing will be easy. But you’ll always reap what you sow. Always.
Attempt great things and you will eventually experience greatness in your life. And if you’re one of those people who’s always blaming others for your circumstances…
Do yourself a favor and stop it now.
It’s requires much more energy and hard work in the long run to blame others than it does to take ownership for your shortcomings.
In other words…
You only have ONE life. OWN it.
- Push yourself out of your comfort zone.
- Face your feared things first.
- Never give up on your dreams.
And if you fail?
It just means you’re one step closer to success.
As Winston Churchill once said:
“Success consists of going from one failure to another failure without loss of enthusiasm.”
A special thanks to my main man, Dan Long, for helping put together this list.
Keep going strong.
Your friend and coach,
Shaun “Do Great Things Today” Hadsall