Keith Everett
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Sinking Fast? How to Build a Lifeboat Of Positive Habits

Positive habits, you say?. Let’s be honest, life isn’t easy

From the cradle to the grave we face high emotional and financial costs. in the course of a lifetime many of us face financial hardship at some stage and sometimes heartbreak through the loss of a loved one or the end of a relationship. In this post I’m going to show you how to go from sinking fast and no hope to swimming above the tide and riding high.

Just living a normal life is expensive. Forget luxury, many people are just one or two pay checks away from a financial disaster. People are getting evicted every day through non payment of rent. Food banks are now being used by the very people who used to supply them with food. Life is getting harder, and it can only get worse before it gets better.

But, it will get better. If you make it.

Calling International Rescue

You may think the Thunderbirds team will rescue you, or even that magic genie that you call hope. But in truth, the only person who will truly come to your aid is you. You are the instigator of your current life. I know this is unpopular, as many people still feel everything is always someone else’s fault.

SIDENOTE: Obviously some things just aren’t our fault, for example terminal illness etc, however 95% of what happens to us actually IS our fault. Our decisions and habits brought us to where we are today.

So, let’s get personal for a moment.

Q1. How did you want your life to turn out?

Q2. If it didn’t turn out that way, what stopped it from happening?

Let me go back to question 1.

Q1. If it didn’t turn out the way you hoped. Did you have a plan?, it’s very hard to achieve something when you don’t know what it is or don’t have a plan to get there.

Questions, Questions..

I know this is a lot of questions, but if we are going to turn that sinking ship into a life boat, we have to give it some life. The truth is, most people think that the education you get at school and college is enough. The real truth is, when you leave school or college, this is where you START to learn, you learn things like:

One. Life isn’t fair. It never was and never has been

Two. You don’t get what you deserve, you get what you take.

Three. No one owes you a thing. You owe yourself everything.

Four. Hard work is not the key to success. Smart work is.

Five. If you’re constantly blaming others. Look in the mirror, there’s your problem.

Six. Don’t expect too much from people. If you do, you will be constantly disappointed.

Seven. Not all friends have your interest at heart, some even have two faces.

Eight. If you can imagine it in your mind and feel it in your heart, you can bring it into being.

Nine. The things you fear the most are often the very things you should do.

Ten. If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will.

Sinking Fast?, It’s Time To Reinvent Yourself

Whatever is stopping you moving forward, ask yourself the REAL reason.

Is it money?. It’s NOT, you just need a better strategy

Is it time?. REALLY?, if you don’t have the time to work on your future, then you definitely need a plan. Time is precious, leisure time is fine but is it stopping you from working on your future?, what is a priority for you, leisure or your future?

And speaking of priorities… this is the biggest reason why people do not get THE thing they really want in life, everything is a priority except the THING…. did you know that when people become millionaires, most of them didn’t fully know what they were doing in the early stages…. BUT, they went ahead and did something.. They made that goal a PRIORITY…

It’s better to start something and not fully know what you’re doing, than to never start at all.

Action is sorely lacking in most people. After a week of the 9-5, most people sit in front of the TV in the evening. That TV is costing people thousands…. possibly millions… you won’t learn much from a TV, it’s there to entertain and sell you advertising.

Step 1. Change your priorities. Ask yourself, is what i’m doing today getting me nearer to my goal.

Step 2. Am I hanging with winners (or losers).

Step 3. Am I investing in myself. Am I increasing my knowledge every day?. Are my talents and skills increasing? Am I increasing my value to the marketplace

Step 4. Am I blaming others for my lack of success. sorry, but it’s YOU.

Step 5. Do I have a plan for success. Not having a plan is the same as planning to fail. You can go from a sinking ship to a lifeboat in a few weeks if you create a life plan and stick to it.

Step 6. Are you constantly moaning?. People who moan attract others who moan. Misery loves company. you might as well just hold a sign above your head saying “I’ve Given Up”. Whenever you have the urge to moan, stop yourself. Listen to your inner chatter, is it positive or negative?. Switch the negative internal chat around to positive chatter. Instead of saying “I can’t do it”, say, “how can I do it”?

And Finally

Everything (with few exceptions) can be turned around. It’s not hopeless, you just need to change your thinking as it’s currently not doing you any good. Thoughts are things, they make or break you. If you tell yourself that you can’t do something enough times, you’ll start to believe it. The truth is, if someone’s already doing it, so can you.

Have a great day.

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