1.Get clear about what you want.A boat that wanders aimlessly never reaches the shore. You need to have some direction to help guide you along the way. Some people start out with a complete picture, while others identify one or two things they want to change right now. Either way,you need to get clear about where you are going.
2.Start small.A danger zone exists when you get clear about where you want to be. You start to feel excited about the life you want to live, and then you try to change everything at once. You get exhausted, and you give up. Don’t set yourself up for falling back into your old life. Start with the smallest action you can take today and just do that.
3.Focus on what not how.If you continually focus on how you are going to accomplish massive transitions in your life, you will never begin taking those small actions. When you think about how, your mind can come up with all sorts of scenarios where you don’t reach the goal. This is not what you need to focus on. None of this matters today.Worrying about a futurethat will most likely never come to pass is a waste of both your time and energy.
Put your focus where it matters most—what do you want for your life?Once you focus on the what, and start taking those small actions, the how will take care of itself.
4.Don’t think about how long it has been this way.I spent fourteen years working on my professional career, before I left it behind to write and run my own business. I spenttwenty-three years overweightbefore I lost that first pound. Now I spend every day writing and running my own business. And to date, I have lost over 108 pounds.