Accomplishment is a great feeling. Did you know that change can bring about a sense of accomplishment?
The definition of insanity is repeating the same behavior and expecting different results. Changing behavior is tough, especially when habits have been established. But, change can be accomplished by being diligent and purposeful in making your life better.
There are four areas of life where change can make a significantly positive improvement.
How’s your job? Is there anything you would like to change? Most people are not happy with their jobs, or the amount of money they make. According to a Gallup poll, 85% of people are unhappy with their jobs. Many changes can be made to make your job more satisfying, but the best changes that lead to fulfillment will occur when you start with you.
- Improve your skills. What continuing education or professional development is available for you to improve your skills? It can be as simple as a typing course or as elaborate as obtaining a master’s degree in your field.
- What processes or procedures can you change to make what your position accomplishes better? Look for ways you can change your job to make yourself more valuable.
If you’ve mastered your job to where it is no longer satisfying, seek out ways to change and improve it. You’ll be able to own those ideas, even without recognition, and that will bring more fulfillment to your work. Also, you can pursue a different source of income as another way to see some positive change in your life. Utilize what you are good at, and what you enjoy to help others.
What changes can you make around the house? Around the yard? Make a list of things that have been bothering you day after day, and figure out a time to attack these items and begin crossing them off the list. This productivity will build momentum and give you an incredible sense of accomplishment as your list shortens and these bothersome things become a thing of the past.
A tool that can help you is a schedule. Schedule your laundry days. Schedule your shopping days. Schedule your workouts and all the things that are constant. You know they need to be done, and a schedule can help make decisions for you (i.e. when to do the laundry).
Of all the things you can change, what you eat is the one that can make you feel the best. Eating healthy gives you more energy, reduces buildup of toxins, and reduces and controls insulin and sugar spikes, among others. These simple food changes can actually change your life!
- When you look in the mirror, do you like what you see? If not, just know that you can change that.
- When you go to the doctor, do you like what the doctor has to say about your blood work and health? If not, just know that changing your diet can improve this.
When you change your diet and begin seeing changes in the mirror, it’s pretty hard to find something that can make you feel better than that. When you change your diet and begin feeling better and noticing your health improving, that is hard to beat. You become unstoppable!
Relationships are extremely important in life. Your family relationships, your professional relationships, relationships with friends, and relationships with strangers have a profound effect on your life and who you are.
What changes can be made to improve your relationships? Think about this for a minute, rate and write down how you rank in the following:
Communication. Communication is hard for most people and difficult to master. If you are good at it, great! If not, change this area and it will help with all your relationships.
Time. Are you generous with your time? Time is a very valuable and limited resource. But, we all have the same amount of it, and the way you share yours with others can speak volumes to others when it comes to your relationships with them.
Attention. Are you a chronic multi-tasker? Do you focus your attention on what you are doing and give it your all? Do you give your kids, your spouse, your boss (ugh, I know), and others attention when they need or want it? It is really hard not to multi-task, and really hard to give your undivided attention. Attack this issue and you’ll see some great results.
Sacrifice your time, freely give your attention, and boldly communicate your feelings to others. Give of yourself and be grateful for the relationships in your life. Change them for the better and reap the rewards of that change.
Change means productivity. Productivity breeds accomplishment. Accomplishment makes you feel good and brings a sense of purpose. Whether you make changes in your job, environment, diet, relationships, or something else, it can improve your life. Think of something you want to change, and leave a comment to help motivate you to accomplish it.