We’re often told to think big, do more, go for the gold, and stretch yourself so that you get more out of life. That’s good and fine, and definitely good advice. And we also know what we should do, e.g., wake up earlier, eat well, work less, relax more, read good books, do a good deed every day, be positive, smile more………… and the list goes on.
And that’s why simple, smaller and less, and staying within your comfort zone is the solution! Here’s a few suggestions to combine the simple, small and less idea with the good advice that’s already out there. My usual warning though – reading this will change your life for the better so be prepared for positive changes!
- Read a good book for inspiration or help or relaxation. Good advice, but we often don’t start because reading a book could days or weeks. That’s ridiculous! Set a small target to just read 5 minutes every day. That’s all and you’ll actually finish the book instead of thinking about finishing it
- Wake up earlier. Another difficult one for many. Instead of a goal of getting up an hour earlier “because it’s good for me”, how about waking up 5 minutes earlier for 3 days, and then 10 minutes earlier the rest of the week. And increase it slowly till you get up at the earlier time you want!
- Give up smoking and sleeping pills. OK, everyone knows smoking and sleeping pills are a no-no, yet it’s so tough to quit. How about reducing these addictions (yes, cigarettes and pills are addictions) till you finally quit? Most adults want instant results, which means going from years of excess to zero instantly. That’s tough, so how about cutting back by 30% in week 1, then 40% in week 2, and keep on with small increases till it’s zero?
Think simple, small, do less, and be comfortable with the changes
"Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day."
Olivia: According to a survey of the 1125 billionaires across the world, 73 of them dropped out of school, including Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Michael Dell, Sheldon Adelson. Obviously, success does not rely on a piece of paper. Does it mean when people drop out school, the chances of being success is even higher? Sorry, I have to say “Absolutely No”.
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