“Your life is like a book. The title page is your name, the preface your introductions to the world. The pages are a daily record of your efforts, trials, pleasures, discouragements, and achievements. Day by day your thoughts and acts are being inscribed in your book of life. Hour by hour, the record is being made that must stand for all time. Once the word ‘finish’ must be written, let it then be said of your book that it is a record of noble purpose, generous service, and work well-done.” ~ Grenville Kleiser, Training for Power and Leadership
The 10 Questions to Ask Yourself Daily.
by John C. Maxwell
- Am I investing in myself? (Personal Growth)
- Am I genuinely interested in others? (Motive)
- Am I doing what I love and loving what I do? (Passion)
- Am I investing my time with the right people? (Relationships)
- Am I staying in my strength zone? (Effectiveness)
- Am I taking others to a higher level? (Mission)
- Am I taking care of today? (Success)
- Am I taking time to think? (Strategy)
- Am I developing other leaders? (Legacy)
- Am I pleasing God/ My faith? (Faith)
“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Leadership Gold
“The secret to success can be found in people’s daily agendas. If they do something intentional to grow every day, they move closer to reaching their potential. If they don’t, their potential slowly slips away over the course of their lifetime.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Leadership Gold
“Every living cell in your body is made from the food you eat. If you consistently eat junk food then you’ll have a junk body.”
~ Jeanette Jenkins
Your body right now is a reflection of the choices you have made up to this point. Want a better body? You’re going to have to start making better choices.
We all know what those better choices are. The hard part is taking the proper action and maintaining discipline to follow through with them.
One suggestion that has had positive results in my life and the lives of other people I have tried this with is to choose just one healthy thing that you could change in your lifestyle and focus solely on that for the next 30 days.
The first change I ever made? Drinking water instead of juice, pop, or sports drinks. It became a habit. Second change I made? Drink coffee black instead of with cream and sugar. It became a habit. Third change I made? Don’t eat donuts – avoid them at all costs. It became a habit. One of my most recent changes? Do 10 minutes of stretching every morning right when I get out of bed. It’s becoming a habit.
If I tried to do all of those things at once, guess how many of them would have become a habit…? You guessed it. (I hope you said none). The key is singularity of focus and abundance of patience. Make a smart change in your life and establish it as a strong habit FIRST, then move on to another change. And slowly, one change at a time, you will start to lead a MUCH healthier lifestyle.
“Being miserable is a habit; being happy is a habit; and the choice is yours.” ~ Tom Hopkins
“Step by step, you make your way forward. That’s why practices such as daily writing exercises or keeping a daily blog can be so helpful. You see yourself do the work, which shows you that you can do the work. Progress is reassuring and inspiring; panic and then despair set in when you find yourself getting nothing done day after day. One of the painful ironies of work life is that the anxiety of procrastination often makes people even less likely to buckle down in the future.” ~ Gretchen Rubin
“What I do every day matters more than what I do once in a while.” ~ Gretchen Rubin
“Successful people aren’t born that way. They become successful by establishing the habit of doing things unsuccessful people don’t like to do. The successful people don’t always like these things themselves; they just get on and do them.” ~ Unknown
“That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the nature of the thing has changed, but our ability to do has increased.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.” ~ Dale Carnegie
“Thoughs become words. Words become actions. Actions become habits. Habits become character. Character becomes your destiny.” ~ Proverb
“The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn’t like to do.” ~ Thomas Edison
“The secret of your success is hidden in your daily habits.” ~ Mike Murdock