It is time, and more important than ever, to start Taking Control Of Your Life. Although no one can create success without help from others, no one can help you better than yourself. If you are not ready to take action and responsibility for your life, it wouldn’t matter how many people are willing to help you. Here some helpful tips to begin the process of taking action.
If you are really interested in taking control of your life, the first thing is to get clear on what part of your life you are wanting to take control of. Although I’m sure there are more than one thing you would like to work, but clarity of what your priorities is very important.
A priority is “a thing that is regarded as more important than another“. Based on that definition, if you have more then two or three priorities, it would seem you still do not have anything more important than another. The first step is to get clear on what you want and prioritize those wants.
I would say the second thing is to stop assigning blame. In order to taking control of your life, you have to take accountability of your life. More importantly, you have to understand that you are were you because of your decisions, and your decisions alone. Your current situation is the fault of your parents, friends, teachers, spouses, or even your boss.
As you sit here reading this blog, realize you have a choice to change your direction by taking accountability. It is no longer your bosses fault you are not making money. Either you create more value for the company to make more money or you can increase your intellectual capital to get a better job. It is your choice.
One way to accelerate the process of taking control of your life is to keep a journal. This need not be a lengthy, soul-searching document. Even simply jotting down the goals you set will help you keep them in mind. Adding more information about the steps you are taking towards those goals will make your efforts more organized.
On a daily basis, consider asking yourself each morning what is important for you to accomplish during the day. This will help you determine the ways you can spend your free moments and maximize your time moving towards your priorities.
Work just a little harder just a little longer. This doesn’t necessarily mean working harder at your job. By investing a little bit of extra effort in yourself you can achieve your goals more quickly and assuredly. Once one goal is achieved the slate is cleaned so you can tackle the next one. We often get back from life precisely what we put in. Hard work spells bigger rewards. Watching Sports Center or Keeping Up With The Kardashians every night is doing nothing to improve your situation.
A great self help tip is to always stay as focused as you can on the task at hand. Staying focused can be a challenge in the beginning but you will soon realize that the more effort you put in to maintaining your focus, the easier it will get over time. Start by dedicating 10 minutes of uninterrupted focused on your task. It doesn’t take much, you just need to start.
Another key tip for taking control of your life starts from within. After you stop blaming other for your situation you are in, you have to want to do this for yourself. If you are trying to improve yourself for a friend or loved one you are almost certainly doomed to failure. Everything you are doing should be first and foremost for yourself. If you can remind yourself of this it will be much easier to stay motivated in the difficult times.
Walk the talk of your words. In taking control of your life, there is nothing worse for than saying one thing, and doing something. If you say you are going to do something, then follow through. If something presents itself and it is not in alignment with your goals, than pass. Focus on what will get you to where you want to go. Take control of your actions and own them.
These tips should help you transform your general attitude into a more positive one, but you are going to have to make a lot of efforts. You should do this step by step, and test what works for you and what does not. Not only is this a process, remember that it is your process.
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