If You Don't Like It, Change It!

 

The great Jim Rohn has stated that “Failure is nothing more than a few errors in judgment repeated every day.” This happens because we don’t see an immediate consequence to our actions - nothing drastic happens immediately so we continue to err.

Over the long term, though, those errors in judgment add up.

Fortunately, this principle works for success as well. As Jim Rohn stated, “Success is a few simple disciplines practiced daily.”

So how do we change between those errors in judgment to the daily disciplines to ensure success?

We have to think about the future, the long term. This is done by asking yourself, “What’s the logical conclusion or result of my daily actions?”

In my own life, I wanted to increase my flexibility and agility but wasn't doing anything to make a difference or improve. I wasn't performing the physical therapy exercises I'd been given. I wasn't stretching. I knew the end result was me being immobilized sooner. I didn't like that picture, it scared me. So I started doing 20 minutes of stretching each morning and each evening. Now, if I miss a session, I can feel it. I'm stiff, it's harder to walk.

When we project out to the long-term consequence of our current actions, if we paint those pictures clearly, we’ll either be disgusted at what we see or be filled with the desire to keep going.

If you don’t like what you see, know that you can change at any time you wish. You can reinvent yourself by making the right choices. It’s often not a big, massive change to reinvent ourselves - it’s consistently making the correct choices and having the resolve to never give up.

Ultimately, the results we experience or don’t experience in life are up to us. Our results are not due to someone or something else. Sure, others are involved, but we get to choose our response to life’s events, decide what we want, and then go out and make it happen. You don’t need anyone’s permission. You can start making better choices now in order to create a better future for yourself.

If we don’t like something in our current reality, we can change it. We can define how we want our life to be different and then resolve to never give up until our reality matches our vision.

Change can be hard, but it can also be as easy as making better decisions on a daily basis, the decisions that over the long term, will create the life we desire.

I’d love to hear some of the changes you’re making in your life. How are you reinventing yourself? Really, that’s just another way of asking how are you growing? Leave a comment and let me know how I can help.

Thanks and have an awesome week!

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