Your life changes the moment you make a new, congruent, and committed decision. -Tony Robbins
Few people realize that as a person, you are only ever one decision away from a completely different life.
You are not your story. You are not contained to who you were yesterday. Instead, who you are right now is a cumulative Being of all the previous decisions you’ve made.
Therefore, if you make different decisions, you can have a different life. As John C. Maxwell has said,
“Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.”
With that understanding, the remainder of this article will explore two small decisions that can make a big impact. Here we go.
1. Change Your Environment
“Everything in life is a natural and organic process. We adapt and evolve based on the environments we select. You are who you are because of your environment. Want to change? Then change your environment.” -Benjamin P. Hardy
Unfortunately, most people are destined to never live the life they want.
Why? Their environment is working against them rather than for them. They are surrounded by an array of tempting triggers that all lead to their self-sabotage.
I can tell you right now that if you do not design your environment, then you cannot design your life. Instead, you will unwittingly become whatever your environment has in store for you. As Marshall Goldsmith has said,
“If we do not create and control our environment, our environment creates and controls us.”
Controlling your environment is how you evolve into the person you want to become. It’s how you let go of the past and have a bigger future.
So, I suggest you just remove anything from your environment that doesn’t support your ambitions.
That means tidying up your relationships, your digital spaces, your physical surroundings, as well as the information and foods you consume. Ultimately, it’s all baggage keeping you in an environment you cannot thrive.
2. Add 1 Habit. Remove 1 Habit.
“The fastest way to move forward in life is not doing more. It starts with stopping the behaviors holding you back.” -Benjamin P. Hardy
Many people think they can change their life just by reading a couple of extra books, working out more or by earning more money.
However, your life is a harmonious system — every area of your life affects every other area of your life. If there’s a discrepancy in one area, there’s a discrepancy in every area, and you won’t be going anywhere fast.
For example, let’s say someone wants to lose some weight. If they go to the gym 6 times a week but don’t remove the excess sugar and junk food from their diet, will they achieve their fitness goals?
How about if someone gets an additional stream of income but doesn’t first create a budget and cut out excessive spending habits, will their finances be any better off?
In both cases, the answer obviously no. Sure, they’re now putting in a bit of extra effort. Their intentions are definitely good. However, the one thing that’s most important is that their results have not changed.
Thus, what you don’t need is to read more books in 2021, you don’t necessarily need to go to the gym more. Instead, what you need is to look at your life from a harmonious perspective and honestly say, “What behaviors are holding me back?”
Once you answer that, you can implement a strategy to remove those behaviors from your life and put better ones in their place.
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