There are two types of people; the lazy and the determined. The Lazy are the average people in life, the ones who are perfectly fine working a 9-5 and disappearing into history. This is the majority of people out there today. Then you have the determined; these are the real shining stars. These are the people who work so hard on their dreams, they see 40 hours as a part time job. These are the star athletes, musicians, and CEO’s that fight every single day to make their dreams come true.
By now you’re probably asking yourself, “which group do I fall into?” If you’re a true Elevated person, you want to be a determined person. But how do you know if you are, and how do you become one? This blog post aims to point you in the right direction, and get you on track to achieve your goals.
Between the two groups there is one major difference; how these people spend their time. The lazy are the ones that sleep in late, do the minimal amount of work at their job, then reward themselves with two hours of Netflix when they arrive at home. Sure, this is a comfortable lifestyle, but you’re not going to get anywhere rewatching Parks and Rec at night.
The determined are the polar opposite. These people wake up at 5 or 6 am every day, and bounce out of bed excited for the day. If they have a job, they are doing much more than required, pushing the boundaries and trying to make it to the top. At the end of the day, they usually head to the gym before coming home and spending a few hours working on their small business, or rewatching tapes of their last game.
As you can see, there are some major differences between the two. So how can you become part of the winning determined team? All it takes is three weeks of hard work.
Research has come to the conclusion that the human body can develop a habit after just three weeks. If you start drinking soda, by the third week it will become a regular habit. It’s just how we’re programmed. So, we can use this biological habit forming to develop some great habits that will help you succeed in life.
Right now, plan out what you need to do every day. Make a schedule for how you can accomplish your goals and break them up over every day. For example, write down that you will wake up at 6 am, go for a run at 7, then head off to work at 8. After work at 5, you’ll head to the gym until 7, then work on whatever you need to accomplish until 9.
Now, we’re going to tell you, the first few days you’re going to HATE it. You’d much rather sleep in and watch some Netflix. But don’t give in! Just remember, this is what you need to be doing to get some traction in life.
So after about three weeks of hard work, suddenly you’ll be waking up earlier without even thinking. You’ll be wanting to go to the gym after work. That’s those habits forming!
Don’t be lazy. This week set you a schedule and stick to it. You’ll be glad you did!