Episode 116 – Simple strategy to create a positive life
- Do things never seem to go your way?
- Can’t catch a break?
- Struggling to keep it together despite your efforts?
I feel ya.
Sometimes that’s the way life’s dice roll.
But I don’t let it get me down.
I have a motto I focus on.
“Focus on what I can control. Accept the rest.”
So, how do I begin to get back in control?
Reflect every day.
It’s a must for growth.
Whenever the waves of life are crashing upon me like an angry storm, I take stock in my reflections.
Here in this space, I create a foundation – an awareness if you like – of where I am in space and time and then build on what I have.
The rest I acknowledge, smile towards and then accept as “temporary” barricades directing me in a certain trajectory – for now.
Yes, it can be a bit of an effort to focus on but growth has always been uncomfortable.
Consider a child’s painful and teary reaction to when their first set of teeth are coming through
– that’s the same thing that’s happening to you right now – growing pains are upon you and it’s time to embrace what’s happening. Soon enough, the pain will pass and you’ll have grown too!
Read on below.
This is the reality of creating a positive life: You have to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.
I know it may sound odd at the moment but, this will become a healthy mindset habit necessary for your success.
…If you want to succeed that is.
“yes!” I hear you say?!
Well, begin to create your positive life despite the growing pains by asking simple strategic questions such as,
- What’s working?
- What can I do well today?
- What didn’t work so well yesterday and why?
- How can I fix it? Or was it something out of my control?
Then with your findings to these questions immediately re-apply them to your next opportunity.
Simple strategy right!?
Well, it works every time.
Then sooner rather than later you’ll emerge to the surface triumphant smiling with a new perspective on life – much like the child after their full set of teeth finally came through. (Say Cheese!…haha)
When are the best times to create a positive life?
Reflection in the morning is going to be a great opportunity for you to manifest something wonderful for the day.
Evenings can also be good as well but be aware of things such as decision fatigue, distractions or other social obligations you may be subjected to.
In the end, growth is about cultivating your mindset with the right healthy habits.
Reflections will be one of your key platforms for creating a positive life.
Focus on what you can control – the next break is coming.
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Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness.
Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness. International Athlete, Elite Performance Manager for the Philippine Volcanoes rugby teams, qualified Dietitian / Nutritionist and qualified educator. Chris Everingham combines more than 10 years of experience and education together to deliver the best strategies to grow your mindset, rewire your habits and transform your life.