Why should you value each day?

You only have so much time on this planet, so make the most of it! Every day provides an opportunity to savor and celebrate life’s journey, though it’s all too easy to overlook this in the modern world’s hurry and bustle. There are three things you can do to put a bit extra worth on each day.

To begin, alter your mindset toward difficult activities. Instead of tackling difficulties as an expert, approach them as a complete novice who is eager to learn. People that are passionate about learning aren’t under any pressure to prove their ability, so they don’t have to worry about failing. For students, making mistakes is no longer a frightening experience, but rather a necessary part of the learning process.

Assume you’re a world-class ice skater. If you consider yourself to be a champion, each setback may feel like a failure, a blow to your self-esteem. Instead, if you consider yourself as a lifelong student, you’ll approach new difficulties with a lighthearted attitude and more courage to take risks, allowing you to learn more.

Second, make a conscious effort to express and feel thankfulness on a daily basis. Gratitude is more than just saying thank you for the purpose of being nice; it’s a state of mind. By being grateful, you keep all of life’s positive aspects in the forefront of your mind. You can also help others stay cheerful by practicing and spreading thankfulness.

Here’s a quick method to express gratitude. Make a list of ten things you’re grateful for before going to bed. Anything might be the case. Perhaps you’re thankful for the lovely flowers in your garden. Perhaps you’re relieved that your in-laws have finally departed your home after a weekend visit. Gratitude at every chance during the day will keep your energy frequency high.

Finally, learning to forgive others and yourself can help you develop every day. If you are harmed or betrayed by someone, the experience will haunt you until you forgive them.

You can move forward in life if you forgive others. The same might be said about anything you’ve done in the past and now regret. It’s time to forgive yourself if you’ve tried your hardest to make amends. You’ll be more equipped to overcome negative thoughts and sleepless nights if you accept yourself and your faults.

We are hyper-focused on action in our modern environment. On the other side, we don’t typically think things through or take the time to scrutinize our thoughts. However, we should. Thoughts are powerful because they shape our realities and direct us toward our goals.

To begin, find out what you want and then have an open mind about how you might get there. Maybe you want to be a writer, but the path to becoming a published author isn’t clear. To figure out how this process works, turn to literary role models and see how they attained their goals to get ideas for your own journey.

As you gain experience and make progress, you’ll feel more confident in calling yourself a writer. That brings us to the second technique for making your thoughts work for you: simply imagine yourself as the person you want to be.

Negative thoughts will be unable to hold you back if you act as if the thing you seek is already a reality. To put it another way, fake it ’til you make it! If you want to be a great speaker but are terrified of speaking in front of a crowd, don’t worry about your quivering hands or trembling voice. Instead, imagine yourself giving engaging, eloquent talks, and you’ll be presenting with more confidence in no time. This is known as a virtuous circle: the more speeches you deliver, the more confident you get and the better your public speaking becomes.

Spend time picturing your goals with as much specificity as possible to enhance your thinking power. Let’s go back to the writer’s example. From novelists to essayists to true-crime authors, there are many different types of brilliant writers. The path to your objective will become clearer once you’ve determined whatever type of writer you want to be.

When it comes to attaining your goals, thought is a strong weapon, but it must be matched with actual action. And, in order to act constructively, you must first overcome procrastination and hesitation.

When we delay, we allow our fear of failing to prevent us from making decisions. If you believe you are unqualified to complete a task, you will hunt for any excuse not to do so. Thoughts like “My writing isn’t good enough” or “It’ll never pay the bills” will simply keep you from moving forward.

You must persuade yourself of your aim in order to overcome these excuses. If your determination seems shaky, it’s possible that you need to rethink your objectives. Taking action also necessitates overcoming your fears. This isn’t going to be simple! We often hesitate because we are terrified of becoming someone we don’t like. Assume you aspire to be a stage actress, someone who demands the attention of admiring audiences and has a commanding presence.

When you actually examine this desire, though, you hesitate. After all, you’ve never been a fan of extroverts, and it appears that most stage actors are judged negatively as well. Will becoming an actor make you into the person you despise the most? No, in a nutshell. All you have to do now is learn to conquer your apprehension.

Stop criticizing people to accomplish this. Then spend some time asking yourself difficult questions such, “Do I truly want to be an actor?” and “Will it make me happy?” If you answered yes to these questions, it’s time to call your procrastination and indecision what they are. There will be no more excuses!

So you’ve decided to take a different path in life in order to achieve your ultimate objective. But how far are you willing to go? Talented people frequently fail to realize their aspirations because they quit up too soon. Keep in mind that failure is a part of life, and we’ve all been rejected. For example, basketball legend Michael Jordan was dropped from his high school basketball team, and acclaimed film director Steven Spielberg was turned down three times from film school!

While rejection is an inevitable part of life, quitting is never an option while following your aspirations. Rather, learn from your failures and keep moving forward until you get the life you’ve always desired.

You must be accountable in all facets of your life to overcome the urge to give up. It’s time to make some thoughtful changes if your habits, surroundings, or group of acquaintances are making it difficult for you to reach your goals.

In fact, one of the most effective strategies to stay on track is to create a new environment and lifestyle centered on your life purpose. If you want to be a professional athlete, hang out with people who share your interests. Begin and end your day in ways that will assist you in reconnecting with your objectives. As you progress, look for new groups, venues, and communities that can provide you more assistance.

It’s also worthwhile to consider your attitude toward money. While it’s important to be frugal with your money, it’s also OK to spend lavishly on occasion if it would improve your life. Use your money to live a life that is in line with your objectives!

Your new existence will emerge in the end as a result of clear objectives, strong desires, and real-life action. Set aside what others think of you and, most importantly, let yourself to pursue your aspirations!

Learn to identify the things in your life that are preventing you from becoming the badass you’ve always wanted to be, and then solve these roadblocks by altering your lifestyle and thinking. Allow no one to keep you from doing what you love! Soon enough, you’ll be living the life you’ve always fantasized about.

Check out my related post: Is too much positivity bad?


Interesting reads:

https://jensincero.com/shop/

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/may/16/jen-sincero-says-she-can-make-you-a-badass-has-it-worked-for-her-millions-of-readers

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