Continue reading “Forming Habits For Success”
The advantage of habits is that they help you do things without thinking about them. The disadvantage of habits is that they help you do things without thinking about them. This power works for you when you use it to create beneficial habits, to form habits for success.
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A BIG goal is necessary for growth and self-development, but a BIG goal alone is not enough. To sneak past the amygdala, to avoid the motivation trap, and to sustain the effort needed until you reach your goal, you must break it down into tiny steps you can take every day. Tiny steps lead to big changes.TheExceleratedLife.com
Continue reading “Self-discipline And Success”
As you sow, so shall you reap. The key to lasting change is to sow tiny seeds. Small changes, aggregated and compounded over time, grow to major accomplishments. This helps you build the self-discipline that you require to make lasting changes. Self-discipline and success go hand-in-hand.TheExceleratedLife.com
Continue reading “The Little Things Are The Big Things”
As you make small changes to take better care of yourself, you’ll eventually see that the results compound over time. Begin by taking small steps that you can consistently take and build on those. You’ll see that the little things become the big things.TheExceleratedLife.com
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Continuous performance improvement, or Kaizen, can be applied to personal or individual performance as well as to the work place. This type of improvement is done by taking small steps consistently over time to continuously get better at a task or to improve some area of your life.TheExceleratedLife.com
“Yard by yard it’s hard but inch by inch it’s a cinch.” Small actions made consistently over time add up to big achievements.
A Lesson From The Ants
As a boy, I became fascinated by ants. I read everything about them I could get my hands on. One thing I learned from my reading was how to construct an ant farm and how to capture the workers and the queen from an existing nest. I used this knowledge to build several ant farms using quart jars.
When I was about 9 or 10, I made my first farm. I flooded the nest, captured the queen and some of the workers and carefully put them in the jar full of dirt. I covered the jar with black construction paper to keep out the light. And I waited. Continue reading “The Little Things ARE The Big Things”
“The amateur focuses on outcomes and expects immediate results. The professional plays the long game and prioritizes the process, perfecting it for years with no immediate payoff.” ~ Ozan Varol
“We decided to use the approach that we’re not going to focus on the outcome. We were just going to focus on the process of what it took to play the best football you could play, which was to focus on that particular play as if it had a history and life of its own. Don’t look at the scoreboard, don’t look at any external factors, just all your focus and all your concentration, all your effort, all your toughness, all your discipline to execute went into that particular play. Regardless of what happened on that play, success or failure, you would move on to the next play and have the same focus to do that on the next play, and you’d then do that for 60 minutes in a game and then you’d be able to live with the results regardless of what those results were.” ~ Nick Saban [Elmasry]
Nick Saban is considered by many people to be the most successful coach in college football. He has a lifetime record of 218 wins, 62 losses (and 1 tie). He is tied with the legendary Paul “Bear” Bryant for most NCAA championships. [Wikipedia] Saban credits much of his success to the fact that he and his teams follow what he calls “The Process.” Continue reading “Effort or Results?”