As we approach the New Year, it is the time when you start saying you are going to make 2020 the best year yet! We want this for you just as much as you want this for yourself, but it starts with traction, if you want to make changes to improve yourself throughout the entire year, and not just the first month or two.
Here is something that will help you create a game-changing year. It is a K.I.S.S Principle as well. Keep It Simple Stupid! Not only is it simple, it always works!!
Many really successful people have one basic thing in common? It is the process of taking small, consistent actions toward their goals, however, there is no end point, they don’t stop.
- Kobe Bryant became great because of his work ethic, hundreds of shots each day, and everyday when he was in high school, before the school even opened. NO MATTER WHAT. When he got to the NBA he still outworked everyone else on the team, injured or not
- Bill Gates spent countless hours coding and learning how to code in 1968 almost every single day in high school.
- Hemingway wrote 500-1000 words every day, and Stephen King writes about 2000 words, every day without fail.
- Warren Buffett reads 500 pages a day. Still!
There is time in everyone’s day to tend to themselves. There are many busy moms and dads who make time for self-care each day with 1-2 small daily habits.
There’s a saying that the easiest things to do are also the easiest things NOT to do. And ironically enough, those are the very same things that can either drive you to your goals … or prevent you from reaching them.
- It’s easy to decide to do a few stretches at night to help you wind down. It’s also easy to decide NOT to do them, because you’re too tired or busy.
- It’s easy to decide to pack your lunch for work. It’s also easy to decide NOT to do that, because there’s a sandwich shop next to the office.
- It’s easy to go for an afternoon walk to help beat the post-lunch fatigue … and it’s also easy to grab a cup of coffee instead.
- It’s easy to take the stairs at work or the mall, and its also easy to wait for the elevator
- It’s easy to park away from the supermarket, and get extra steps walking, and it is also easy to drive around waiting for a closer parking spot
Success usually has very little to do with a large extravagant master plan of major life changing tasks. It’s small, non-negotiable habits that help you gain traction and make real progress over time.
What small changes can you implement in 2020 to help you live your best life?