I am a big believer that moving forward means improving the existing quality of your life. Of course reaching goals and increasing your performance it important. How you feel while you are doing this is what I believe makes up for quality of life.
You can be reaching goals and increasing your performance by pushing through, being competitive while running on an empty battery. At some point your body and emotional self will not be able to keep up.
To increase your quality of life I suggest doing things differently or adding something entirely new to your routine. Maybe this is changing your location or job, or even friends, these are big changes. How about starting with getting rid of some behaviour patterns that no longer serve you? Replace them with behaviour patterns that do serve you.
I love personal growth & development. My personal as well as professional experience can vouch for that each step taken, even small steps, results in change. Imagine climbing up a ladder. With each step your view changes and brings a new perspective.
Make the kind of changes that stick!
Life changes all the time, sometimes daily. During your lifetime you never stop growing, developing and learning, which of course means changing. If you resist this, you run the risk of staying stuck.
Here is how you start:
Increase your awareness as to what needs to change by asking yourself:
Finding it difficult to consider a bigger change? Start with a small step.
Think of one thing that would make a difference in your daily life and is easy to do. You could start with:
Whatever works best for YOU.
And always choose to be kind and patient with yourself along the way. It takes time and repetition to change old patterns. Be pleased with each success, even the smallest one. According to neuroscience feeling success supports creating positive feedback to the brain, which your brain needs to keep you motivated.
88% of New Year’s Resolutions Fail
According to the researcher Richard Wiseman, 88% of all resolutions set by Americans fail. This equals 156 million disappointed people. Start on the path of personal growth and development rather than thinking in terms of New Year’s Resolutions.
By Suzie Doscher, Executive Coach focusing on Personal Development,
Self-help Author since 2014: Balance - A Practical Handbook for Life's Difficult Moments.
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