Have you ever found yourself waking up and just wanting to roll over for a few more minutes?......or hours?
I know I have once or twice. :) We all have done it.
But it's important to have a reason to wake up in the morning.
Why do YOU wake up in the morning?
What's your WHY?
Why deal with certain clients?
Why prospect every day/week?
Why negotiate contracts?
Why work late and on weekends?
What result do you want to achieve from doing these activities? Don't just do them to get a paycheck to pay your bills. What is it that you want out of life?
I recently read about a simple, yet powerful habit that, when consistently acted upon, can take your life into the direction you want it to go. You will begin to see yourself handling your challenges a little differently. You will be excited to wake up in the morning and jump out of bed, knowing that you're working towards a goal that YOU want to achieve.
Think back to a time when you were going on a dream vacation and as the day approached, you got more and more excited. On the day your trip started, you couldn't wait to get out of bed once the alarm went off (as though you needed an alarm to wake you up).
Why can't every day be that way? I know it's hard, but you can. You just have to know what your WHY is and you're on your way. You must be crystal clear about your goal and be disciplined in the pursuit of your WHY.
Now, a simple tool to help you achieve your WHY is to make a "WHY Card". It's a 3 x 5 card that you can laser-print, if you're into high-tech, or put it in your own handwriting.
An example of a "WHY card" is: I am dealing with all the challenges of today, because my WHY is to spend more time with my family, provide for my children's education, have the finances needed to take regular family vacations and be a mentor to my kids. I donate a percentage of my earnings to my church (or favorite charity). I am making a difference today in the lives of others.
I challenge you to re-evaluate where you are today, where you want to be 5 years from now and decide to take action! Write your personal WHY card and begin reading it out loud every day: for 7 minutes when you wake up and for 7 minutes before you go to sleep. The first day will seem silly, but keep doing it. After a few days, to make it more real, visualize the goal. (Imagine taking a deep breath of an ocean breeze at the beach or running your toes through the sand or blowing wind across your face on a cruise ship or walking across the stage receiving an award or whatever your dream is....make it real.) This is critical! Do this every day for the next 30 days!
This should be something that you do by yourself for yourself. You don't need to share this with others. Then 30 days from now, I want you to contact me and tell me if your WHY card has made a difference in your life. I don't need to know what your goals are, just that you took the first step in achieving your dreams.
To your success,
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