Fav Quote Friday | Lifestyle: 5 Ways To Drop The Goals and Take Action via zenhabits.net

"The world doesn’t need your dreams; it needs your action."


Today's post is via zenhabits.net,
where Jeff Goins guest writes to lets us know

"There is an alternative to setting goals that will bring you closer to the life you want. Focus on a few practices you can enjoy doing on a regular basis. The trick here is consistency.
These four helped me:
Get up early. When the world wakes up, distractions abound. If you are going to focus on creating a new life for yourself, you’ll need to find the time. The best way to do this is to work while others are sleeping. At first, I didn’t like waking up before the sun, but eventually my body adjusted and I began looking forward to the solitude.
Over-commit. The adage “under-promise and over-deliver” is a farce. It only propagates the status quo. Real difference-makers push boundaries. They test, prod, and poke until something gives. You can do this, too, by saying “yes” to more things than you’re comfortable with. Learn to stretch yourself. You might be surprised by what you’re actually capable of. Your confidence will grow, too.
Talk to strangers. Relationships are what make the world go round. This is true for your career, personal well-being, and inner life. When you meet new people, you make connections that can lead to all kinds of future breakthroughs. Even when it’s uncomfortable, reach out and introduce yourself to new people. The worst they can say is “no.” Fortunately, many won’t.
Practice generosity. Give away your time, money, services, and ideas. When you do this, you will get a lot more than you give. People will learn to trust you, and if you really help them, they will tell others about you. This will build your reputation, and you will have more friends
than you know what to do with. And as the saying goes, what goes around really does come around"
Be sure to read the entire post to fully understand the concept.
Read his original post on this, too.
Jeff's list of 4 Habit-changers, or 'action intentions'
as I'd like to name them, are a great way to get going
towards creating the life you'd like to have.
And lest you think that I've counted incorrectly...the 5th Step?
...it's the point of this entire post:
Drop the PLANS and take ACTION.
Create new habits. Do it now. Don't wait till later.
Ready, Set, ...START!