“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” (Benjamin Franklin)
I’ve been reading and listening to Dr. Joe Dispenza (Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose your Mind and Create a New One), and something he says frequently has really stuck with me in a big way. It has impacted me personally and professionally.
The statement that Dr. Joe often repeats is that the familiar past becomes the predictable future. The VERY basic idea is that most of us get up every day and repeat the same tasks and the same routine mindlessly. We even tend to think the same thoughts–day after day after day–without realizing we do it, or the impact it has on us. And then we wonder why we keep repeating the same mistakes and getting the same results.
I must say that those words have become life-changing for me in terms of how I think and what I do.
What habits must you implement to be your best self and do your best work, and what habits must you eliminate because they do nothing but pull you off course?
With Dr. Dispenza’s words in mind, I always take time at mid-year to check in with the goals I set at the beginning of the year and figure out where I’m making progress and where I’m stuck.
What about you? Are you on track for a successful 2019? Are you doing what needs to be done? Here are some questions to help you assess your current reality. Don’t let the summer months pull you further off course. Figure out where you stand and create a 12-week plan to make measurable progress between now and Labor Day.