You wouldn’t drive your car without checking all the internal gauges and determining your destination, so why would you lead your life that way? If you let life happen to you and you’re just a passenger along for the ride, you have given away your control! Take it back by grabbing the steering wheel, plunking down into the driver’s seat and taking a serious look at where you’re headed. SUCCESS experts tell you how:
Best-selling author John C. Maxwell: List your core beliefs. Then abide by your core beliefs each day, and refuse to be swayed by outside factors and influences. These become the tenets of your life that will ultimately deliver a fulfilled existence.
Compile a daily-dozen list you adhere to each day. Your list should include the most important values and goals that will be influential in shaping your life and achieving your successes. Ideally, this list should be a basic outline of how you want to live as a person and what you want to achieve. If you refer to your list each day, it will help you stay on course.
Motivational coach and author Denis Waitley: Know the person in the mirror. Quality of life begins with self-assessment, and is about the fulfillment and joy we experience every day—not someday, or during vacations or retirement.
Keep a close check on what you are exposed to most. You are not only what you eat, but through repetition you become what you watch, read, listen to and internalize.
Set benchmarks to see if you are making progress. Throughout the day, frequently ask yourself: Is this activity moving me forward to achieve my most important lifetime goals?