6 am I started my SAVERS routine from the miracle morning , today it was difficult to get up any earlier As I really did feel very sleepy, as a result although awake it took me a while to adjust and gain the motivation to get up . I decided to skip meditation first for fear of falling back to sleep and do the exercise section first - get the blood pumping and the body awake. I even felt tired on the exercise bike so decided that running outside in the fresh air would be better. So off I went for a run and I was right the breeze on my face , the focus of a steady pace (my version) and seeing the sun starting to come up woke me up so that I could come back and complete the rest of the routine. Today’s shake up of my morning routine and challenges reminded me of my need to focus on my goal.
Keeping focus on the goal! I've heard this phrase used a lot , in fact I'm sure in recent months I've used personally myself. Today that phrase had to implemented ! I had to feel my way into it, I had to remind myself of my own focus. Calling on every ounce of motivation , taking time to recognise and acknowledge the challenges and then find a solution not to allow any negative feelings to come in and take my focus away from my goals.
If we lose focus we are likely to start to go off any plan and then dream or goal we have becomes a little further away. Oh and let me tell you if you don't have a plan you won’t be truly focusing on anything. So set yourself a strategy , write it down what you want , followed by a timescale, when , then how, breakdown the steps needed. Small steps are still steps if it’s a big plan you may need more steps. Think of what support you need and how you can go about getting this. Now, think about how are you going to over come a challenge when it appears, what are you going to say, think or do to that challenge? How you respond will make a massive impact on how you do this. Consider everything even take a moment to consider what if you fail, and how will you preserve after. Did you know some some of the most successful people in the world failed but because they didn't lose focus they did get there!
Having a strategy or a plan will allow you to stay focused , when things are harder you will have something to remind you of how you and why you have chosen to continue and the tools you thought about to support you. So be serious about your goals! Don’t just say you want to achieve them. Review and monitor them, this is why I am such a fan of journalling.
I know it’s hard sometimes to set and believe in our big goals. But we set them for ourselves , we are the masters of our progress towards this, it’s possible , believe that with your heart and soul , after all others have come before us and achieved that and much more possibly from even a more disadvantageous situation than our own.
Focus! - what's yours ?
Often like others I have the opportunity to catch up with family and friends. Excited about the progress I have been making in my own personal development I start telling them of my experiences recently.
Some of these interactions got me thinking about naysayers. Yes, we have all experienced them, whilst not every interaction was like this there’s always one! Not heard of the phrase naysayer? Well a naysayer is someone who discourages you for reasons they will sometimes take the time to explain. For example ‘’you can't get up that time of day, you will be tired! You'll never be able to do that in this economy, the money’s not there! you shouldn't do that you won't achieve it, come on be realistic! ‘’.
Usually a difficult, tiring interaction or conservation and what gives someone the right to discourage you? or tell you that pursuing your goals and dreams, is a waste of time? Words like ‘your joking right?’’ Or “That’s impossible!”.
So how then do I and you if you come across them, deal with these experiences? My solution is to try and understand where they were coming from. I thought about each persons comments and asked. Do they have a valid viewpoint, that they have clearly thought out or is it an opinion? Are they successful in their life? Are they are speaking from experience that I value, i.e. Are they living the life I want ? or are they speaking from their fears of change and lack of own personal development.
If it’s the later I decided to just disregard that comment, feedback and input. My goals are precious, and I’m not going to engage with anyone who try's to squash my dreams and motivation. Can you do this too?
If someone is going to consciously or unconsciously sabotage your mindset, squash your goals and limit your potential. It’s beneficial to consider if they are someone to actually share them with. Especially in the early days of establishing new foundations. Have the confidence to say thank you and move on. I, nor you need their approval, need to defend our reasons or feel we cannot be ourselves.
Limit the time you spend with these people and surround yourself with ones who improve your life, through encouragement , inspiration and positivity. If your not in a position that you want to eject the naysayer from your life, then protect your dreams, work diligently towards them and don't bring them to the conversation with these particular people.
One day they might just come back to you and ask how you did it!
Check out this YouTube video I found that explains what I’ve been talking about.
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The English dictionary defines perception as 'the ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses'. Or 'the way in which something is regarded, understood, or interpreted.'
Either description means we are defining our reality with perception, for the same situation will bring a different perception for every person. How we behave, feel, communicate and act is based on our own perception.
For example think about the temperature of a room. Maybe the one you are in right now? Say you perceive a room as being comfortable temperature while someone else might come into the room and think it’s too cold. That's Perception, for the fact is the room is one temperature whatever that may be but how you perceive it is unique and no form of discussion or debate can actually change this difference in perception.
Perception influences our actions and behaviours , how we treat ourselves and others, how we take action or don't, how we feel be it positive or negative. So being aware of our perception, challenging it and allowing us to grow is a strong focus area for personal development. Hence me talking about it and considering here to share.
When we perceive life as abundant we are very likely to be happy compared to when we perceive life as lacking which is when we are very likely to feel sad. This is where influencing our perception and emotions can really help us. If you have positive perceptions and therefore emotions it is likely you will flourish where as if you have negative perceptions and emotions you can find things difficult to manage.
In order to be successful we often need to be adaptable in shaping our perceptions so we can find solutions, accept help or use tools of support for overcoming any problems we encounter to be successful in a way we would like to be for ourselves. I believe negative thinking limits our successes. Negative thinking and behaviour holds us back from achieving our dreams and even results in poor mental and physical health. So it's good to challenge our perceptions, by taking time out and stopping to rest, observe and connect with nature both outside and within us. It's good to gain support from professionals or trusted friends and family when needed. So that happiness and success can come in the way we perceive it should.
I found a motivational video below, why not take a listen . There are some quick practical steps Tony Robbins suggests - well worth watching!
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