The first thing you should do is to raise your standards set your goals and try to reach them this is the most basic element to change your life it will motivate you to bring change in yourself and ultimately it will keep you in a set of movements that will help you to make a better person. Changing an organization, a company, a country, or a world begins with the simple step of changing yourself.
If you raise your standards, then believe you can meet them and there will be quested to meet them. Our beliefs are like unquestioned commands, “telling us how things are? what is possible and what’s impossible? what we can do and what we cannot do? They shape every action, every thought, and every feeling that we experience. As a result, changing our system is central to making any real and lasting change in our lives. We must develop a sense of certainty that we can and will meet the new standards before we do. Without belief, we cannot back up our standards no matter how much we raise our standards.
To keep our commitment, you need the best strategies for achieving results. One of my core beliefs is that if you set a higher standard, and you can get yourself to believe, then you can certainly figure out the strategies. You will simply find a way. The best strategy is to find a role model someone who is already getting the results you want and then tap into their knowledge. Learn what they are doing, what their core beliefs are, and how they think. Not only will this make you more effective, but it will also save you a huge amount of time because you will not have to re-invent the wheel. You can fine-tune it, reshape it, and perhaps even make it better.
Too many of us do not make most of our decisions consciously, especially these three crucial ones; in so doing, we pay a major price. Your brain has already constructed an internal system for making a decision and this system acts as an invisible force, directing all your thoughts, actions, and feelings both good and bad, every moment that you live. It controls how you evaluate everything in your life, and it’s largely driven by your subconscious mind.
The scary thing is that most people never consciously set this system up. Instead, it has been installed through the years by sources as diverse as parents, peers, teachers, televisions, advertisers, and the culture at large. This system is comprised of five components:
- Your core beliefs and unconscious rules
- Your life values
- Your references
- The habitual questions that you ask yourself
- The emotional state experiencing in each moment
By changing any of these five elements whether it is a core belief or rule, a value, a reference, a question, or an emotional state then you can immediately produce a powerful and measurable change in your life. Most importantly, you will be fighting the cause instead of the effects. Remember if you are over earing regularly the real cause is usually a values problems or a beliefs problems rather than food itself. We do not have to allow the programming of our past to control our present and future.
No matter how prepared you are, there one thing that I can guarantee: if you are on the river of life, it’s likely you are going to hit a few rocks. That is not being negative that’s being accurate. The key is that when you do run ground, instead of beating yourself up for being such a “failure,” remember that there are no failures in life. There are only results. If you do not get the results you wanted to learn from this experience so that you have a reference about how to make your better decision in the future.
There are six keys to help you harness the power of decision, the power that shapes your experience of life every moment that you live it:
- Remember the true power of making decisions: It is a tool you can cause at any moment to change your entire life. A real decision is measured by the fact that you have taken a new action. If there is no action you haven’t decided.
- A true Commitment: Carrying out your commitment is often much easier than the decision itself, so make your decisions intelligently, but make them quickly. Do not labor forever over the question of how or if you can do it. A critical rule is never to leave the scene of a decision without first taking a specific action towards its realization.
- Make decisions often: The more decisions you make, the better you are going to become at making them. Unleash your power right now by making some decisions you have been putting off. You won’t believe the energy and excitement it will create in your life!
- Learn from your decisions: here’s no way around it. At times you are going to screw up, no matter what you do. And when inevitable happens, instead of beating yourself into the ground, learn something.
- Stay committed but flexible: once you have decided who you want to be as a person, for example, don’t get stuck on the means to achieving it. It’s the end you are after. Don’t become rigid in your approach. Cultivate the art of flexibility.
- Enjoy making decisions: You must know that at any moment a decision you make can change the course of your life forever: the very next person you stand behind in line or sit next to an airplane, the very next phone call you make or receive, the very next movie you see can change your life for forever. Know that it’s your decisions, and not your conditions, that determine your destiny.