I'm sure you've heard the widely used definition of insanity - doing the same things but expecting different results.
I'm not sure abut you, but I'm tired of making promises to myself that I keep for a moment and then left go. I'm tired of making plans to do something different and then getting caught up in the whirlpool of the day-to-day routine only to forget my plan for greatness. So I'm doing something more than just making pans and talking about it. I'm putting action with words.
I'm working on three key points - and I am sharing them with you.
1. Think About Something Different
“Your personal thoughts carry so much power. It’s important to be mindful of what you spend your time thinking about. Make sure that your thoughts aren’t defeating you or your purpose in life. " - Stephanie Lahart
I'm finding that although I have some positive and brilliant ones, most of my thoughts are killing my inner light. I figure out what's wrong, and that is where my focus remains. Of course I do think about what I can or should do to eliminate the problem, but most of my thoughts are still focused on what I want to do away with. That is a problem all by itself. Rather than being fixated on what I want to get rid of, I am shifting my thoughts to how things will be when my goal is met. I'm concentrating on how good I'll feel and how my life will change for the better. I'm focusing on drawing my desired result to me. Change what you're thinking about - step one.
2. Talk About Something Different
"If you change one element — your language — your thoughts and feelings will be changed as well. This is where you can make a conscious decision to become a positive-thinking person by creating positive speaking patterns." - Michael Michalko
Our words are so powerful. We can speak and create. Many folks don't believe it's that easy, but it certainly has been proven to me. So doesn't it make sense that talking about the same things keep you stuck in the same places? Often, I find that when I really listen to myself - which I highly recommend - I am using the same words and having the same conversations with different people. I'm working on being more aware of the words I use in conversation. And I'm working on changing the things I talk about too. I don't want to keep talking about what I'm missing or how sad or frustrated I feel, or whatever negative thing. I want to start talking about things to create the life I want. I want to start creating my future with my words. I want that future to be bright, beautiful, and all things positive. So I am speaking it into existence. Change what you're talking about - step two.
3. DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT
"If you want something in your life you’ve never had, you’ll have to do something, you’ve never done." - JD Houston
Insanity. Doing the same thing but expecting something different. Period. Wanting things to change is beautiful, but to make it happen you actually have to MAKE it happen! Words are great. Thoughts are important. Action is pivotal. I'm breaking my routine and forming some new habits. I've already started doing this. I've started integrating The Miracle Morning into my day. In a nutshell, The Miracle Morning is about waking up with purpose and setting your intention for the day. It's made up of a few components which the author refers to as SAVERS: S for silence (or prayer/meditation), A for affirmations, V for visualization, E for exercise, R for reading and S for scribe (journaling). I have tried meditating in the mornings but have not been consistent. I'm looking forward to continuing The Miracle Morning initiative. It's an action that I'm confident will provide great results. So - change what you're dong - step three.
I'm excited about these changes I'm putting in place. I can't wait to keep you posted on my progress. I'll be blogging all along the way!