Each and every one of these 70 ways can shape your tomorrow. But, you must act on them today. Every project no matter the scope begins with action. Take that action today. You’ll be happy you did, tomorrow.
- Enjoy life to the fullest.
It makes little sense to be laboring at something in vain. Seek things that fulfill and bring happiness.
- Don’t complain.
If you aren’t pleased with something, change it. Be the solution.
- Be real and build real connections.
Be interested in what the other person has to say. It matters. They matter.
- Take a proactive stance.
You be the one that does something. Don’t wait on others.
- Put your thought into the “what” rather than the “how”.
After you purpose ‘the what’ in your mind, begin action on the how.
- Quit putting things on the back burner.
These things don’t always get cooked. Begin something today.
- Make it happen for you.
No one else is going to want it for you as badly as you do. Go out there and create new opportunities.
- Surprise your spouse or loved one.
Let them know that you value them. Actions speak louder than words.
- Stop going with the flow.
Snap out of it. Don’t sleepwalk your way through life.
- Align yourself with your purpose.
Focus daily on the steps needed to fulfill your purpose.
- Begin each day afresh.
Do not be held back by past results.
Do not limit yourself by what you were or weren’t able to accomplish yesterday.
- What would be written on your mission statement?
Is it indicative of the way you are living now? Write it down and adhere to it.
- Count on yourself to do the right thing.
Build self-trust by making good choices.
- Design the life that you want.
Start living it by being proactive in setting and reaching goals.
- Set goals for yourself.
Set goals with different time frames. The first, being one month out, and the last being 5 years out. Write them today. Start them today.
- Enjoy and embrace who you are.
You aren’t going to please everyone. Start with yourself.
- Live a bucket list.
Many people make them, but few actually live them. Two things a month minimum should be coming off yours.
- Question why it is you do what you do.
Be slow to change good qualities, and quick to eliminate bad habits.
- Be willing to learn from criticism.
It can help to grow you exponentially. But, don’t be affected emotionally by it.
- Change “if only”, into “right now”.
Take action upon that situation right now.
- Don’t be a backbiter.
A quick way to lose friends and the respect of others is by talking behind people’s backs.
- Empathize with others.
It really isn’t all about you. Be willing to listen. Be quick with a hug.
- Is there purpose for your life?
Discover your real life purpose. Be driven to reach where that purpose can be found.
- Use the compassion rule.
I was new at something once. I know how it feels to be uncomfortable. I know what it’s like to be hungry. Care more.
- Believe in yourself.
You have abilities. Shed the limiting thoughts. Embrace not only who you are but who you can be.
- Stay positive.
Your life and others around you will reap the benefits of your positive outlook. Be empowered by your own thinking.
- Put the past, in the past.
Our life was not meant to be lived rehashing bad memories over and over. It’s time to let go. It’s time to move on. Today is a new day. Today has power.
- Forgive others if you can.
There are some who are undeserving of forgiveness. Others want to be forgiven. Free yourself by freeing them.
- Find out what you are passionate about.
Explore and embrace your passion. Be alive.
- End bad relationships.
You must sever ties that bring nothing but misery into your life. You will find others who are aligned with where you are and where you want to go. Make the journey a little easier.
- Reconnect with an old friend.
There aren’t rules for picking up the phone. You just may give a real boost to the person you call.
- Be kind to a stranger.
Say hi to someone that’s hanging their head. Say thank you to the cashier and smile.
- Actions do speak louder than words.
Are you still talking about that trip? Or, are you packing your bags?
- Focus on a powerful quote at least once a day.
Here’s your first one:
“Your time is limited; don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drown your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs
- Give your goals an overview.
It is important that we see where we’ve come from and also where we are trying to go. Review and revise at least once a week.
- Remember that you do have a choice.
You have the rest of your life and you get to choose how to live it.
- Procrastination kills.
Permanently remove it from your life. Stick firmly to preset timeframes.
- Network and make new friends.
Some people are able to make it alone, but not most. You never know if the person that you befriend today ends up helping you immeasurably tomorrow (or vice-versa).
- Clutter? Just say no.
Look around at the 7 things you really use. Do you really need the rest? Feel the peace of removing clutter.
- Be willing to try new things.
Status quo isn’t much fun. Be different.
That’s right. Go somewhere. For now, make it a weekend. Make it a night. Even an hour is good. Be free, smile.
- Be the best.
The reason there is so much room at the top is because few folks are willing to go all out. How about you?
- Use the 80/20 rule.
Focus on the 20% of effort that gives the greatest return.
- Don’t be a settler.
There is no romance in being a settler in this era.
- Fake it ‘til you make it.
Investors help determine stock price by estimating the value ‘going forward’. Sometimes 40-50 times current earnings. Shouldn’t we allow ourselves the same courtesy?
- Follow people who inspire you.
Read the biographies of those you want to emulate. There is strength in numbers.
- Advise yourself.
Most of us know that much of the answer lies in persistence. Is it wise to turn that TV on? Advise yourself.
- Get a mentor or coach.
A mentor or coach can get you to the next level. But, only if you’re serious and ready to work.
- Ask others for feedback.
Ask someone successful that you trust what might be holding you back. Be willing to receive.
- Be slow to judge others.
You may not know what they know.
- Mentor someone else.
You know more than you think. What are you gifted in that another would love to learn? Teach them.
- Put your stamp on the world.
Make your part of the world a little better by giving. Be a mentor or coach. Volunteer. You will see how much you receive, by giving.
- Give more than you take.
Don’t be the greedy cat that takes all the pennies out of the dish on the gas station counter. Put a nickel in there.
- Take a challenge.
Decide to run a marathon, or start a blog, or take a painting class. Find a challenge today.
- Don’t sweat the small stuff.
If your boat is capsized, it’s okay if you don’t think about the milk you left on the counter at home. Focus on what’s really important right now.
- Live right now.
Don’t concern yourself with a maybe. Focus on what you can do now.
- It’s the little things that matter:
A kiss, a hug, a game of catch, a telephone call.
- Pat yourself on the back.
When you know you did something well, celebrate it!
- Commit to your own growth.
Be willing to step out from where you are in order to expand your learning and abilities.
- Don’t worry about perfection unless you’re a surgeon.
Really good is really good. And, that’s good.
- Change yourself.
You can’t change anyone else but you. Start and finish there.
- Be thankful.
Living with a grateful spirit creates wonders. I thank you for reading this.
- Do something silly.
Sing the loudest. Make sure you’re off-key.
- Seek those who enable.
These people are special. They enjoy lifting others up. Be one yourself, so that it will be easy to spot a kindred spirit.
- Visit nature.
Watch the sunrise or set. Count how many different birds you see.
- Fail forward.
If you don’t quit, every failure is moving forward. Keep failing.
- Immediately evacuate your comfort zone.
Fortune favors the bold. Step out today.
- Learn something from each season of your life.
There is much for us to learn. We only have to be willing.
- Develop yourself early and often.
Be willing to acquire new skills. Add value.
- Upgrade early and often.
Build upon the skills you have acquired. Hone them.
Live it LOUD!