Focus on Change, Instead of Results
As I was having my morning coffee today, I was thinking about my dreams and my future. It led me to thinking about change and how it effects our results in life. We live in a world of “instant gratification” due to the average person being “too busy” to take time out and smell the roses.
I wonder if people really think about what they mean when they say “I don’t have time.” What do you mean when you say that? If everyone made a decision to be honest with themselves, they would realize that they do indeed have time to do a lot of things that go left undone. Social media has given way to that secret in itself.
Think of the hours you spend on social media posting every single move you make throughout the day. From the time you get up in the morning and the time you go to bed at night, you probably are either posting something on facebook or reading what others have posted and engage in back and forth conversations in a comment thread.
Now if you are a marketer and using social media to market and network, that's a different ball game, but even then, you can get carried away with dristractions.
Perhaps you are not on social media. How much time do you spend in front of the television each night watching countless television series, sitcoms and reality tv programs?
I can always sit down and think about time I have wasted with distractions or delays in moving into action. The first step is coming out of denial and into reality. Once you admit to yourself that change should and could improve or take place, then the next step is to write down the things that you want to do each day.
There are solid things, “must do’s” that you will do each day automatic. These are things like get up, have your coffee, walk the dog, exercise check your emails, perhaps get your kids off to school etc. Then there will also be things that you will do that may differ a bit each day according to whether you have a full time or part time job to take care of and the demands of that schedule.
For instance, me, I work part-time in a salon so the days I am at the salon, my work in my home base business and my other projects would differ on those days, as far as the schedule of things. I would have to work my home business around my day in the salon, so I should prepare for that in advance, like get up earlier and do the “must do’s” a bit earlier in the day. Those are things on my list of change! You've got to have a "change list."
It gets easier. Sometimes I start with one area if I am feeling overwhelmed. I might focus on getting a better schedule with my exercise. I like to do it early in the morning so that the rest of the day is mine. I can get up, work out, shower, put on my makeup and I am ready for whatever the day brings to me! There are always interruptions, but if you start early and prepare, that’s 3 things you’ve taken care of. You’ve gotten up early, worked out and showered!
I went through an odd state, where I wasn’t getting my exercise in early and it really through my day off to be doing it in the middle of the day. I found that I would procrastinate the exercise longer and longer through the day, and therefore I hadn’t showered or gotten my makeup on. This really threw my day off!
So what I have done is focused on making that big change in my day, getting up earlier and getting in my workout, shower and makeup and it gets easier everyday. Then I start by adding to it, with some more “must do’s” . Some which would be reading something inspirational and then listening to audio. Those are things required to be successful in any venture and so by getting them in earlier I have the rest of the day to create.
For me it’s easier to do things in a “building block” fashion. I had a really tough start of the year with health issues, so adding things of focus onto my day keeps me from feeling overwhelmed at all that I have to get done early in the day.
This may help you as well, to do things in a “building block” format, or layering. If you try to get too much in too early, when not accustomed to doing so, you might feel overwhelmed to the point of paralyzing yourself into doing nothing. This brings in feeling of “I failed at that” and often is followed by defeat, then giving up!
The next big tip I could give is to quick focusing on the results. We want to see the results so much that we forget to focus on the “change”. This is why most people fail. They are so focused on “what’s not happening” that they are making the necessary changes in themselves that is required to see the results.
Change Your Focus From Results to Changing Yourself
Shift your focus on changing yourself. Focus on change instead of reults. That is what will sneak in bit by bit, the results you have been looking for. When you change yourself, by letting go of old habits and developing new and healthier ones, then your results would miraculously appear!
I hope you got some value from my blog post today. I know I sure have. The best way to learn is to teach! My blog helps me as much as I hope that it is helping you. We always will be evolving and growing because we will never be perfect, no matter how long we have been on our journey. Everyone slips, even the greatest of success stories! It’s getting back up on the saddle again that counts!
Change is good! Change is inevitable, so why not let it be your choice. When we focus on change instead of results too, we automatically change things we weren't even aware that needed changing. It's a snowball effect!
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