A Better, Successful You: Develop Good Habits and Attain Your Goals Faster

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You can never tell for certain whether you'll succeed or fail in achieving your goals because there are so many external factors that can come into play, and these factors may be beyond your control. What you can do, however, is increase your chances of success by developing certain habits and attitudes you have. If you start now, you can enjoy a much better and much happier life in the future.

Become Motivated

This is probably the most important element you need for the achievement of your goals. We all need to have that little push to inspire us, to drive us forward, to help us take that first step, and to keep us moving on despite the challenges and failures we may encounter. Motivation may come from outside elements: other people, inspirational seminars, books, and so on. However, the best source of motivation should come from within you. You know yourself best and only you can inspire yourself to be the best you can possibly be.

Keep Track of Your Progress

At the beginning of each day, have a well-organized and well-prioritized list of things that need to be done for the day. A list will help you get a sense of order and keep you focused on the important tasks you need to accomplish. As you finish each task, cross it off your list and then move on to the next item. In addition to this daily to-do list, create a master list of the major tasks you need to complete towards the fulfillment of your goals. Over time, this master list may need to be revised depending on recent developments, as well as on the rate of your progress. Check your lists regularly to make sure you're making good progress and you can make the deadlines you've set for yourself.

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Exercise Patience and Discipline

It isn't always a smooth-sailing journey to success. In fact, it's quite common to encounter obstacles along the way. It's usually also necessary to make sacrifices in order to reach goals much faster. For example, if you want to lose weight, you'll need to exercise discipline and refrain from eating your favorite cakes or sweets. Patience is also important to have because some goals will take a longer time to accomplish than others. Don’t give in to the temptation of using shortcuts because these seldom work in the long run. Instead, just divide your goal into several smaller objectives; these will be easier to accomplish and they'll keep you motivated during the lengthy journey as well.

Think Positive

According to the Universal Law of Attraction, the things that happen to you are usually a result of your own attitude, way of thinking, and emotions. So by staying positive at all times, you can attract more good energy from your environment and from the people around you, increasing your chances of success at achieving your goals. If you're optimistic, you'll gain the ability to pull yourself up after every failure with a renewed sense of determination. Use this optimism to bring you closer to the achievement of your goals and success.

Developing good habits will always improve your life. A  better you will allow you to reach your goals quicker and more efficiently. 


About the author: Seth Gowdy is the Sales Manager for Pivot Insurance and holds multiple insurance and securities' licenses. He has been part of the financial services industry for nearly 20 years. In his free time he enjoys being outdoors fishing, hiking, and geocaching with his wife and two children. Seth most enjoys helping clients with Pivot’s customized process and needs' calculators. You can reach Seth at 1-800-651-1953 or sgowdy@pivot.com.

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