Are you inspired?
Are you fired up?
Are you on top of your game every day?
Many of us want to be in an inspired fired up and ready to perform mode and it would be wonderful to think that we could leap out of bed every morning in the state. While there are many things we can do to help get into that state, a constant commitment to excellence requires effort on a daily basis. Common focus areas which can help your overall physiological state are
having a routine
planning a day
focusing on breathing techniques
having an attitude of gratitude
Among the thousands of people I have worked with, I have observed that people who are constantly on top of their game are doing all of the above or at least many of them. They are also being very careful around what they allow to influence them. This involves being astute in the people you surround yourself with and the people you seek advice from. It also involves what you choose to read, watch and listen to. The information that you are feeding your brain is the information which it draws upon to determine your state of being, state of mind and your overall experiences. How deliberate are you around
what you watch?
what you listen to?
who you choose to spend your time with?
Many people will scroll through the news or social media; flick through magazines and invest time with people who do not build them up and challenge them in a constructive way. If you calculate how much time you spend scrolling through social media and reading and listening to things that don't really answer your life, how much time do you think it would total? If you chose to focus that time more deliberately onto topics, areas and people that align with your core values, your belief structure, your purpose and your goals - what difference would that make in your life?
Are these thoughts are striking a chord with you and making you think about how you might do things differently? If so, a useful exercise is to spend a week doing what you normally do and take a deliberate note of where your time goes and what you do with it. In the following week, be very deliberate and intentional about making sure you read, watch, listen to and spend time with people and in places that help you to become more of who you want to be.
For myself, the decision to begin to take the following actions:
read a non-fiction book a week
to invest my watching time on TED Talks and other inspirational and educational material
to spend quality time with the people I value and people who want the best for me
has been incredibly rewarding and positively life changing.
Where do you draw your inspiration from? It would be great to hear from you and to share positive resources that can make a life-changing difference.