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I live by a mantra that says –
“Almost everything in my day-to-day life should be routine. Consistent. Predictable. Between the lines. Boring. But, occasionally, it’s good to get out of the box, a little on edge, a bit scared, and a lot excited.”
The truth is, you need both. There is also another truth.
Most things that make you happy and successful are pretty mundane.
Improving and enjoying your home…
Paying bills, investing, and saving…
Spending time with family…
Yes, regular life is a boring life. But it’s your consistent routines that are focused on what’s essential that allows you to have incredible highs in your life too!
Have fun and stick to what feels comfortable and working for you.
After all, most things that make you happy and successful are mundane. It’s not a rut; it’s your comfort zone.
Do you ever wish you had a less complicated life?
Even if your job and life are overcomplicated out of necessity, like launching a rocket or performing brain surgery, you can still simplify everything.
How do you do it?
The fact is, the actions you are taking in your life and your job are probably not causing the overwhelm. It’s the people and the results that are causing you to feel that way.
The easier way to under-complicate is to begin saying “No” to the arbitrary and unattainable demands of others and focus exclusively on the results you want.
Here are a couple of ideas:
1) Practice the law of “Good Enough.” Perfectionism is over-rated. It will waste years of productive time that you could use to enjoy life. Set your own standards and rise to them.
2) Get good at saying “No.” Make that two-letter word your default answer for everything. And remember, sometimes, saying nothing at all gets the same result.
3) Keep in mind that the only thing you must do in life is taking a BREATH. Everything else is optional and self-inflicted.
Leonardo da Vinci said,” Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Why not show everybody how sophisticated you are?
Creating a difference in your life is a non-stop process that requires simple actions to help you get what you want. And it is, after all, about getting what you want and keeping what you love.
You’ll always go through these steps:
1) Decide. Everything begins with your decision to head off in a new direction. While sometimes you may feel like you’ve made a decision, if you’re not moving, you haven’t.
2) Define. Aimless wandering is fun when that’s what you’ve decided to do. Otherwise, it’s frustrating, exhausting, and takes place more than you think. When you define your path, you get to walk your path.
3) Deploy. As dull as the advice may be, putting your plan into action is the only way for you to get what you want. If you don’t deploy, you don’t get it.
4) Defend. After working so hard to get what you want, you can guarantee that something or somebody will try to take away your results. That’s not good or bad. That’s life. When you find what you love, be sure to defend it so you never lose it.
Simple. I like simple Simple works!
Everything you do is guided by what you think is logical in your mind. Just like everything I do is directed by my Scott LOGIC.
Is it common sense? Is it experience-based? Is it how you choose to live? Yes. But mostly, it is the filter in your mind at work.
Here are a few of my filters:
Life is long enough. But not for everybody.
Life goes quickly. But not if you’re bored.
Life passes slowly when you are fishing.
Some people are too serious. Others are not serious enough. Both disagree with the other.
You must stand in another person’s shoes to understand how they see you.
The reward for hard work is a chance to work more. The reward for laziness is a chance to be lazy more.
Turning off your phone means it won’t ring.
Most things in life should be in moderation. Excess is good now and then.
It takes a fraction of the time to read a good book as it does to write one. That makes reading a book a good investment of your time.
People who read more good books earn more money. People who don’t read don’t understand why others earn more.
Saying “I don’t care” means you do – at least about something.
Everything you experience is filtered through what you hold as the truth. Choose what you hold carefully.
Everybody has dreams. Daydreams, dreams while you sleep, and dreams of what you wish for the future.
I’ve always believed that dreams are goals you have nurtured to become real in your life.
But how do you know if the voice speaking to your heart will lead you in the right direction?
Brant Pinvidic’s book, The 3-Minute Rule, has four questions that will help:
1) What is it? Do you understand exactly what you want?
2) How does it work? How will you go about reaching your goal? What will likely be the outcome?
3) Can you do it? Is your plan reasonable? Do you have the time, skills, money?
4) Are you sure? If you are willing to put in the effort, are you confident you can achieve your goal?
Use these when something is holding you back. I promise. The clarity you are seeking is around the corner.
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