I hope that you had had a productive few days. I have been very busy indeed. I have been training hard. I have become even quicker in my 5k run (36.48). It has been half term so I have been spending time with my children. Here is some great news for me, my youngest has been very calm and meltdowns have reduced. I feel positive and happy and I hope you are feeling great also.
So back to my main point, how do we become more proactive? There are 86400 seconds in a day! How do you intend to use them? I suggest to you that you become more motivated. You need to try to prioritise your tasks and remember it is easier to keep going, then to keep stopping and starting. Don’t keep putting things off. I have been there, it is so easy to say to yourself, I will start tomorrow or I am so busy I couldn’t possibly do this or that. There is no one to help me or support me. Be calm and remember who you are, you are a winner!
You have to remember it is easy to keep making excuses. The excuses seem reasonable and there will always be good reasons to put things off. But you have to know, that it is vital you get moving towards your goals and stay motivated to complete the challenge you have set yourself.
For instance, running is a great challenge for me, a rewarding experience but a challenge indeed. When I am running I have two choices: to keep moving or to stop. When the urge to stop comes over me, my mentor has told me, just tell yourself to take ten more steps. Now apply this strategy to your task or activity.
For instance we all have to clean and tidy our homes, some more than others (when my son has a meltdown he totally creates chaos and havoc in my domain) when you just want to stop tell yourself to just wash the dishes or clean the bathroom before you stop. The result, you have achieved more and you have developed more stamina,resistance and determination.
Make up your mind, that you are a proactive person. That you are the type of person that goes out and has all the accomplishments that you have ever dreamed of to reflect on. You know what you dream of achieving. You know that you want it now and not in some distant future. So what do you need to do? You need to make that list of things you need to do. Tell yourself to do it in stages and push yourself by reminding yourself of your goals and why you want to achieve that target. Get reminders to stick on the fridge or television, places you know you are going to go or look at.
Remember, there are so many things you are capable of, you just have to do it. Just keep trying and eventually you will succeed.
I know it is possible. I changed my attitude to one of positivity and optimism and my life feels so much better. The things that were getting me down, don’t seem so significant now. The goals that I have are being achieved. Daily I feel better about being me.
So be proactive and get productive and start achieving your goals. You know what you want, you know why you want to achieve it. If you don’t know how to achieve it do your research, ask for help and support. There are so many people out in the world that want to support and motivate you. I will do my best to motivate you. Let me know what you need and I will ask who knows where you can get support or assistance.
Good luck to us all, may we be motivated, proactive and productive. We can and will achieve our goals. Each day just remember you have started so all you need to do to achieve is to: stay focused and remember you are not alone. All the people that achieve things had to start and that is how they succeeded. Action is all it takes to get started. This is your call to action.
I look forward to hearing about your challenges and successes. You know you can do it. I did it and I am continuing to do it. I have started writing my second story with my wonderful but challenging children. I have my 5k run this weekend and I have been cleaning and tidying my house.
Take care Cally