‘READERS ARE LEADERS’ – JIM ROHN
Reading is recommended by leaders in all fields. It allows you to learn from the masters who either passed away or are currently out of your proximity.
Libraries and bookstores are the modern day mines, where people are uncovering precious gems buried between pages.
By reading a few of the top books in any field, you will become more informed and prepared for success. Therefore, reading offers a great return on investment if you are reading the right books or in this case blog!
What’s more, most books can be purchased under £15 with second-hand books available at bargain rates. Think of all the jewels in a great classic for less than a meal out.
‘I THINK EXERCISE TESTS US IN SO MANY WAYS, OUR SKILLS, OUR HEARTS, OUR ABILITY TO BOUNCE BACK AFTER SETBACKS. THIS IS THE INNER BEAUTY OF SPORTS AND COMPETITION, AND IT CAN SERVE US ALL WELL AS ADULT ATHLETES’. – PEGGY FLEMING
The relationship between physiology and psychology is often understated. By exercising, you are keeping the body active which enables the mind to function at its peak.
Imagine the body to be the Hardware and the mind to be the Software. Even if you have the newest operating system it will be limited by the computer it is run on. For example, if you load Windows onto a computer with inadequate specification it will not be able to function to its optimum ability. This is why exercising will change your life!
Exercising is also great for boosting energy and additionally, it is a great discipline to adopt. As every discipline affects another, it is likely to draw your intention towards your diet amongst other things.
‘YOU ARE WHERE YOU ARE BECAUSE OF WHO YOU WERE BEFORE, AND WHO YOU ARE NOW WILL DETERMINE WHERE YOU GO NEXT.’ –ELLIOTT KENNEFICK
By abandoning responsibility, you are abandoning an opportunity – by taking ownership, you’re resuming control.
By taking responsibility, you are saying that it is yours / it is on you / you own it, instead of relying on someone else to make the changes for you which may never happen. By taking ownership of the results, you produce in your life; you’re moving away from denial and towards action, accountability and Improving.
#4 Goal setting
‘SETTING GOALS IS THE FIRST STEP IN TURNING THE INVISIBLE INTO THE VISIBLE.’ –TONY ROBBINS
Goal setting is raising the awareness of what drives you, what brings you fulfilment.
Raising the awareness of your goals enables you to make much more effective decisions as you are now clearer on what is important and as a result what is not so important. This allows you to distribute your resources wisely.
‘DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT, DECIDE WHAT YOU ARE WILLING TO EXCHANGE FOR IT. ESTABLISH YOUR PRIORITIES AND GO TO WORK.’ – H. L. HUNT
Work out what is important. Work out who is important. Then, if you have time, work out everything else!
Focus on the most important things and spend your time on the most important things first.
Learn to think more in terms of value than cost and do the things that will add the most value to your life.
‘GIVING SHOULD BE ENTERED INTO IN JUST THE SAME WAY AS INVESTING. GIVING IS INVESTING.’ –JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER
Every person is an investor of their time and money; it is just that many people are bad ones.
Learn to leverage both of these and your life will change significantly.
Spend time with good people and buy things that last.
Become conscious that every day you are trading for your future in the present.
‘A BELIEF IS A POOR SUBSTITUTE FOR AN EXPERIENCE.’ –TONY ROBBINS
Travelling is a great way to learn about the diversity of options we have on this earth – the freedom to experience so many different sensations.
Travelling alone allows you to get to know yourself more intimately in unfamiliar surroundings. In a group, it creates a bond and forms memories that will stay with you all. On top of that, you get to meet interesting people that can teach you different ways of doing things.