You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. ~John Maxwell
Last week we covered morning and afternoon – so today I want to tuck you in with one last Hack to structure your whole day for unstoppable success.
Who do you teach people you are in the way you treat them? In the things you do? In the ways you do the things you do? Who do you say you are, in your thoughts, with your words, in your actions?
I created a Mind-Hack to close your day that will slam-dunk everything you hope and want to be, if you do the exercise everyday. It is in a sense, a character building, in-action, feel-good exercise, because I found that simply saying I want to be more patient, I want to be more confident, I want to be more assertive was not enough. They are, in fact, just words, and when the rubber meets the road, “words are cheap,””actions speak louder than words,” as my Dad taught me.
Do you know that Benjamin Franklin had 13 daily virtues that he aspired to be everyday?
Whelp, this Hack is a fusion of my Dad’s encouragement to “let my actions speak louder than my words,” and Ben Franklin’s daily intention to be his best self.
OK, this is my “end of the day, but ‘in-action all day,’ Hack that I call, Who Do You Say You Are?
1. Create a list of attributes that you admire or revere, ways of being that you want to “feel,” but you know you are innately not… Yet. For example, if you complain a lot, you can create an attribute of complimentary, delighted, agreeable. Or if you are impatient, you can create an attribute of patience. Closed and rigid? Flexible, and so on. Create a list that you want to live by and include all your good feeling ways of being too, like happy, joyful, loving, grounded. You choose. Create a list of who you want to be and how you want to feel everyday.
2. But every night choose one word or one feeling. Choose ‘the’ one that you know you could benefit from empowering the most in your life. If you know you are chronically impatient, choose patience. If you know you could benefit from being light-hearted, choose light-heartedness.
3. Go to bed each night with the commitment that tomorrow you are going to be more patient. The magic of transformation begins actively during the night in you subconscious mind as soon as you declare your intention to “be patient.’
4. The next day let the word you chose define your steps. In active-mode you look for at least 3 opportunities to be patient, for example. By looking, plenty of opportunities to be patient will arise, which is where the magic of becoming who you want to be happens, though I heartily admit it might not feel so magical when you ‘asking’ to be patient. But it is in the act of conscious awareness, in the act of choosing your desired response, the act of flexing the weaker muscle of patience, that it will grow stronger just like when you go to the gym. AND… you’ve set up the ‘game’ of creating who you want to be at least t 3x a day, so creating a winning outcome is way more possible, than if you were not ‘playing.’ at all.
5. Final Step: When you get ready for bed, ready to choose your word for tomorrow, you assess your success for the day. You can do this as a mental exercise, though I recommend journaling initially. In this phase of the exercise, you celebrate your successes and your shortcomings, AND the impact on you, and the others in your life. Ask questions, like how did I feel? How did they feel? What were the benefits? What were the consequences?
Morning, noon, and night – these three Hacks will help you prime yourself mentally, physically and spiritually for unstoppable success.
Your next step? Register for my upcoming webinar below! This is a can’t-miss lesson that takes all the value of these three hacks from the past week, and quadruples them for a ripple effect across your life.
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Read Other Related Articles:
Mindset of Success: How to Structure Your Day for Unstoppable Success (Part 1 of a 3 Part Series)
Mindset of Success: Keep Your Mind on Track Throughout the Day (Part 2 of a 3 Part Series)