The quality of your life is in direct proportion to two things:
The first is the questions that you are asking yourself all the time (another way to word this is how you are evaluating situations…which we are doing 100% of the time).
What are you asking yourself when you wake up in the morning? What are you asking yourself throughout the day? I was very glad that one of the first steps in our checklist was to tell ourselves that we’re having a great day.
If you find yourself feeling negative about a situation, monitor your thoughts for a moment. Ask yourself questions like, “What could be great about this situation?”, or “What is the lesson for me in this situation?”, or “What can I do in order to improve my life (or someone else’s life) because of this situation?”.
If you find yourself feeling bad, just notice it and evaluate why you’re feeling that way…then move on to ask yourself a different and better question, which, ultimately, will change your actions, which will change your life.
The second is the amount of uncertainty you are willing to have in your life.
I can tell you this with 100% clarity because of personal experience…the more uncertainty you are willing to accept in your life, the greater the quality of your life will be. The more uncertainty you can handle, the quicker you will grow.
So, that’s all nice…how do you use it right now to improve the quality of your life?
First, start being conscious about your thoughts for the next 24 hours. Just be aware of your thoughts. Sometimes, awareness by itself will be curative. Once you are aware of your thoughts, pay attention to the questions you’re asking yourself. If the questions are not empowering you or your life, change them.
Second, think about something right now in your life that is completely uncomfortable to you…it may be starting that business or making a call that you’ve been putting off. If your item is something as simple as making a phone call, make it right now…I mean RIGHT NOW. No excuses. Pick up the phone and yank the bandaid off. You will not regret doing it if it’s something that you know you need to do. If your item will take more than one step, don’t overthink it. Sit down, write out your action plan and take the first step. Then take the second step. Don’t second-guess. Just DO IT.
As an aside, if you just CAN”T get yourself to take action, it simply means that you link more pain to doing it than not doing it. If this is the case and you find yourself immobilized by the procrastination, sit down for a minute and get quiet with yourself. Ask yourself:
What have I already missed out on by not doing this?
What will I continue to miss out on by not doing this?
...then, do it.
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