Most of us have been there. Planning, making lists, setting goals, defining timelines and somehow always ending up achieving lesser than we are capable of. Surprisingly, 80 percent of the people around the world do not even sit down to set goals and out of the 20 percent that do, 70 percent fail to meet them. It’s no more the question of what you want to do, anymore. It has become more about how you do it.
The below mentioned 7 Fundas have been taken from the personal notes of Letsintern Co-founder, Pranay Swarup.
1. Relax – Yes, you start with a ‘Keep Calm’ message to yourself. Find your self in a comfortable space, something that takes you away from the clutter. It could be on your couch at home, or by the beach. Somewhere that you are stress-free and secure. Keep distractions away – work, friends, or any influences.
2. Reflect – Think of who you were, who you could have been, who you always wanted to or not be. Re-live experiences. Look at a mirror, or talk to yourself if you have to, but hear your inner voice. Feel the gut. Get a deeper understanding of your strengths.
Think Back: Return to past experiences.
Think Forward: Put yourself in the future and then look back. This may unlock a new perception.
Think Inward: Introspect. Understand your own feelings, emotions, about things important to you.
Think Outward. Reflect on the world around you, perhaps your everyday influences. Get an extended perspective.
Try and keep it positive, overall. See it half full.
3. Replicate – Adopt or reproduce (not necessarily kids) but those good habits that you see around yourself or within. Do those good things that you used to enjoy doing. Play. Bring positive changes in your life and around you. Learn something new.
You know what these good habits are, you might have read them in Moral Science textbooks. Know that habits are easy to adopt, only once adopted.
4. Recognize – Think of that person’s life that you’d like to live. Think of a Facebook Friend (yup, that’s a new type) whose profile page you’d want as yours. It could be the colour of the sea at the background of their cover picture, the status messages you liked and wished you had as your experience or achievement, the awesome work profile, or just how fit they look.
I assume you see something like this everyday. Don’t ignore it, or worse, don’t frown upon it. Use it to see it as something achievable, as something that you could have. Look around for inspiration, Its’Jealousy’ v/s ‘Finding inspiration in everything that you see around you’. Don’t of course chase anything blindly, but know what you want. Recognize what you truly want.
5. Rejuvenate – Feel young. Pamper yourself. Do things that leave you feeling recharged and with the feeling that you can achieve anything! Your body will power your mind and vice – versa. Sleep well. Eat healthy. Run. Start Young, everyday!
6. Restrain – You are the only one that should have control over you. Refrain from things, or people, that you know that are not good for you.
7. Repeat – Now that you’ve gotten better at something, there is no need to stop at just one thing. Identify something else that you want to get better at. Maybe, this time you will choose something that is a bit more challenging. With the right conditioning, you could automatically do what you normally need strong willpower for. Woody Allen famously said “80% of life is showing up.”
and the quote that mostly started this chain of thought: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”- Steve Jobs.
Start Young with opportunities via Letsintern.com
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