Don’t mistake activity with achievement.”
― John Wooden
What rules do you work by or live by? Are the rules supporting your growth and success or are they pushing you backwards?
Many people are living by rules they aren’t even aware of. Rules of living that lead to procrastination, poor time management, small expectations, negative self-talk and worse. What you do each day is dictated by the rules that govern your life. If you exercise you have a rule for exercising. If you are overweight you have rules that permit you to eat more than you need. If you are unhappy you have rules that allow you to stay unhappy.
The rules you live by support the results you get each day. If you don’t like the rules you are living by then it is time to change them. Live by a new set of rules.
Robin Sharma shares some rules(in bold) that can improve your daily results. Here they are:
#1. Generosity beats scarcity in every situation.
– Implement the rule by living by this statement. “I am generous”
#2. If you’re the most successful person in every room, find a new room.
– Implement a new rule here, “I am growing”
#3. If you’re not up early, you’re sleeping too late.
-Change your rule to, “I get up early.”
#4. Epic performance has more to do with saying no than saying yes.
-Manage your time better by, “I carefully choose what I do.”
#5. Commit to becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion of your craft.
-Improve your performance by: “I am an expert”
#6. Get fit so you can serve more people.
-Master your health with the rule, “I am healthy”
#7. Impact is a better measure of success than income.
-Create a rule to live more significantly, “I am making a significant contribution.”
#8. A failure only becomes a failure if you let it become a failure.
-Switch your thinking, “I am successful”
#9. Your job is to see the greatness in people who have yet to own the greatness within themselves.
-Help others to succeed, “I am help others be their best”, take the “ego” out.
#10. Don’t wait to be inspired to start your dream. Start your dream to grow inspired.
– Set goals and work on them, “I work on my goals daily.”
#11. What the victim calls luck, the hero calls relentlessness.
-And, “I create my results.”
What rules do you live by? What rules do you want to change? What results do you want this year?