The ability to be productive starts in the mind. Forming good habits is important but gaining control over your life starts with control over your mentality.
If you’re anything like me, you begin with the best of intentions to accomplishing a goal….but somehow find myself frustrated, quitting from lack of progress. What Happened?!?!
Speaking from experience, I have been excited by the thought of accomplishing a goal but when it came down to putting in the time and effort, I’d get “distracted.”
Take writing a blog, for example: I organize lists and blog notes by topic and entry, allot time for focussed writing and set up a clean workspace with a wide open, inspiring view of nature. I do all this to dedicate time to my primary goals: expressing my joy through blogging, cooking, traveling and socializing with friends and family.
However, even on the most organized days, random thoughts and less urgent goals may break my concentration, causing me to loose my train of thought and inspirational flow. Some people may have the misconception that being distracted is the same as not being motivated; that loosing focus is a lack of will power.
Having overcome life-and-death obstacles, I know beating the odds isn’t just a matter of mental strength but also mental fortitude. We can accomplish any task with conviction and dedication.
As Rocky Balboa said,
“It’s not how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can GET hit and keep getting up.”
Motivation is necessary to keep getting up but discipline is needed to put in the effort once standing. That combination builds resiliency, an important attribute to overcoming any obstacle.
After all, attaining goals is not just about how well we overcome obstacles but how much we can keep going in the face of those challenges. Motivation, Discipline, Resilience, Mental Fortitude: It all comes down to Action.
Below is an easy to follow instructional video that will guide you though steps to become more productive.
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~ Breathe Easy ~