This month we are discussing 10 actions to make your 2010 a year of authentic success. We continue this week with four deeds that may seem simple at first, however when done with intention can bring you the authentic success.
Practice mindfulness. While defined in a variety of ways, mindfulness simply means paying attention. Notice how you are feeling and why and then make a choice to stick with that path and or take a breath and intentionally shift. Action: Set a time each day when you will review your day with intention to notice and expand your mindfulness. Even a short review will make a difference.
Relationships matter. Take time for friends and choose friends who support the values you wish to live with. Action: Notice who your friends are. Ask yourself if you are giving the time it takes to cultivate valuable relationships. If not make a change. Keep your expectations of time with friends manageable. Carpe diem! Seize the day: Action: Today is the only version of this day you’ll ever have. Take advantage of it!
Know your values. It’s easy to get caught up in the multitude of options that expand daily from numbers of cereals to forms of entertainment to interesting books. We all have twenty-four hours in a day. Take advantage of your day by knowing what is truly important so you don’t get distracted with the job of making too many unimportant choices. Action: Make a list of your top values – somewhere between five and ten items at the most. Then practice connecting your values with your choices.