5 Simple (?) Steps to Improve Your Life

  1. Have An Awareness That Something Needs To Change. This sounds like a “duh!” statement, but when you’re in the midst of a funk, it can be hard to get out of your own way. When negative thoughts creep into your head, instead of blaming, being angry, or crying about it, try expressing gratitude for what you do have. Most of the time, it could be worse. Turn on the news, you’ll be grateful you’re not on it!

  2. Decide What It Is That No Longer Serves You. Maybe it’s a job, a relationship, or poor choices regarding your health behaviors; the thing(s) that are dragging you down need to go. Life is so short. If you are unhappy, or just want MORE, you can have it if you make a conscious decision to get it and do the work.

  3. Face Your Fear. Change is scary. And hard. But it’s not impossible.  Fear can be paralyzing. But you can’t let it stop you. The first step is always the hardest, and scariest. Trust me, it does get easier.

  4. Tell People What You Are Doing. This is scary. You can make it your first step towards facing your fears. Everyone worries about what others think. We don’t want to be judged.  But when you verbalize your goals and dreams, you will be surprised about the positive feedback you will receive. Most people will never face their fears and live a life that’s good enough. Because their fear holds them back.  I guarantee you will have people tell you how brave they think you are, they wish they had the courage to do what you’re doing, and will have positive feedback for you. There will also be people who are not supportive. This is an eye opener about who you want to continue to have in your life.

  5. Take Action!  This doesn’t mean you should quit your job or do something drastic. Making small changes over time can get you to your goal. You will have setbacks. That’s part of life.  The most important thing is to never give up. If yesterday was bad, start again today. And if you need help, ask for it. There are so many ways to achieve success. And success is ultimately determined by you.

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” John T. Sledd


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