Thursday, August 28, 2014
Small changes make big results.
I like this one. I like it a lot. So many people think that change has to be totally radical. (I know I sort of think that way about diet and health, admittedly!) But, really, if you want to see a shift in your life, just start small. I am doing some personal coaching now, and I have tried to show people that if you will spend more time looking at the good things and a little less time even giving energy toward the "other" things, your life will begin an upward climb. I remember years ago, I decided to really look at who I was hanging out with. John Maxwell's Law of Environment says I am the average of the five people with whom I spend most of my time. Who was that and what was it saying about me?! I needed to make sure that the quality of folks I was hanging with was in alignment with the quality of life I wanted to have. I started adding some good people to my pile!
I also absolutely love in his book, Today Matters, that John teaches that THINKING is one of 12 things that he feels can be added daily to totally change your life. I was not setting aside quality thinking time. I dedicated a chair in my cottage to just that. I also now have one in my MoJoy studio. I am toting around a little notebook almost all the time now to capture my thoughts, as I have found that I don't give myself quite the credit I deserve when it comes to good ideas and thoughts. I also keep a file on my phone for capturing ideas and not letting them just slip through my fingers. I am also becoming a better thinker by using my time in the car more wisely. I have some podcasts and CDs by some of my favorite thinkers that have become my go-to audio in my car. So becoming a conscious and more consistent thinker is another thing that is good that I am adding to my pile.
What good things are you adding to your pile right now?! Please share. I'd love to know. How is your pile of good things growing?!