Action creates happiness. When am I happiest is when I am creating action for myself if I let doubt creep into my head, and I stop acting. those thoughts of being too careful start eating at my joy. the dread of the action I still there because I know tomorrow I need to do it.
In my last article about Daily Routine Reflections, we started the discussion of ways to get back in sync after the “Invisible COVID Year”. These are ideas I have learned from many different coaches and mentors. They are ideas to we can use to refresh fresh in the second half of 2021.
I call it the “Invisible Year”. The year of the COVID Pandemic; March of 2020 to April of 2021. Many of us let our routines slide during those months of working from home. We were suddenly out of our daily office routine and never recreated nor committed to a new routine.
The power of routine cannot be overstated. Having a routine that you follow and execute every day is great, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. When you tap into the power of routine to achieve your goals – that’s when things get real. The focus is to create repeatable actions that will guide you to success. Routines make us perform those important activities in our day which solve problems.
To honor the holiday, I want to share a Top Ranked Gratitude App that I discovered online. I found it very helpful in staying consistent with my gratitude entries. Using this free Gratitude app for the past six weeks my positivity, health, happiness, and joy at home, and the office have improved.
Successful people are intentional about the things they do every day which sets them up for productivity. Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Richard Branson, Lebron James, Tom Brady each understand that achieving great things doesn’t happen on its own. Success is directly proportionate to their positive and productive habits.
We are in a very interesting time full of accelerated change. The pandemic, the markets, the bailouts all create confusion, stress, and the ability to get out or normal routine. This is not going away anytime soon. It is important to remember that we are in constant change every day as we make decisions for ourselves, family, and business. Right now, the change has been thrust upon us and accelerated these decisions and transformation.
need to accept the new world order. I must alter my thinking or risk being swallowed up by the huge wave of change. I need to choose to deal with each challenge as it appears in our world. I cannot be happy until I concentrate not so much on what needs to be changed in the world but what needs to be changed in me and my attitudes and my business
I am not in control.
As a leader, when you look out at your team and recognize that they are responsible for your success, it should create one of two thoughts. Comfort: if you have a great team that is talented, trained with a plan in place. Or panic if you are an advisor with lots of talent in place, very little planning and limited training.
It is often said the “Change is not the hard part, it is the resistance to change that is hard”. The resistance creates a tidal current working against you. Once the decision and commitment to change is made the rest because a matter of building a routine and staying the coiurse.