Monday, September 16, 2013

Give Yourself Some Time to Review Your Life

Have you ever review your life? What have you achieved? What do you want to achieve? What you need to do to improve or reduce?

If you were prepare to change yourself and your life, please follow the following blog posts which I will summarize the gist of Today Matters by John C Maxwell.

Norm of stage of life is from studying at primary and secondary schools hard to make yourself step into a reputed university. After graduated from university with a degree, so that it can guarantee you to get yourself a job. Eventually, the job can help you to repay the loan you applied for studying university previously. After that, you will build your own family with your love one. Debts and burdens are accumulated from time to time, since your responsibilities are increased with the different roles you played. And, life is still going on, while you are struggling with the repeated thing.

Quote from Book "Today Matters", pg 19, "You will never change your life until you change something you do daily". What you do today will determine your tomorrow. But, the question is how can we use TODAY to success?

It is depends on how you react to your life, whether you are reactive or proactive. What makes the difference? If you were proactive person, you will prepare for for tomorrow. Otherwise, you will repair what gives to tomorrow. (Still unable to figure out the situation?)

As mentioned previously, there are twelve areas, "Today Matters", pg24
1. Attitude: Choose and display the right attitudes daily
2. Priorities: Determine and act on important priorities daily
3. Health: Know and follow healthy guidelines daily
4. Family: Communicate with and care for my family daily
5. Thinking: Practice and develop good thinking daily
6. Commitment: Make and keep proper commitment daily
7. Finances: Make and properly manage dollars daily
8. Faith Deepen and live out my faith daily
9. Relationships: Initiate and invest in solid relationships daily
10. Generosity: Plan for and model generosity daily
11. Values: Embrace and practice good values daily
12. Growth: Seek and experience improvements daily
These may help you making decision without emotion and managing your life easier.

What is the secret of making you success in those areas?
Discipline. Once you have made decision to start to change your life and yourself. Only consistently practice the discipline may compound the effect of practice in concerned areas.

What should you need to do now?
First, review your decisions made and areas that you want to change.
Second, select one of those decisions and determine to make it this week. Focus on one area at a time to make a great step improvement. Instead of attempt yourself to several areas.
Third, self-discipline in the target area is a must to help you create a new practice in your daily life.
Fourth, the process is repeated until you have mastered each of the areas.

Now, people is living in a world filled with a lot of information, either they are true or false. People is spending a lot of time to reading, listening, filtering, analyzing and so on. However, they are not spending time for themselves to listen to their heart. Ask themselves deep inside their heart, what exactly they lack of, they need. Do it early, success is accumulated from each of steps taken.

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