February 22nd, 2015 - by: Marc Chernoff
Doing your best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
There’s nothing more disheartening than a perfectly healthy, reasonably affluent human being with the whole world in his or her hands who’s chronically unhappy and unproductive. There’s really no excuse for it either, yet I see this phenomenon unfolding every single day – people who choose to be stuck in misery and refuse to admit it. This mindset results from an extremely unbalanced life – one with too much expectation and not enough discipline and appreciation.
What’s the point of achievement if your life has no balance? There is no point. Without commitment for what you want most, and gratitude for what you already have, you’ll never know the true joy of success, because nothing will ever change, and even when it does, it will never be good enough in your mind.
But how do you cultivate balance in life when everything is already so far out of whack?
For a decade now, Angel and I have had the privilege of coaching thousands of people from every walk of life, with various socioeconomic backgrounds, from dozens of countries around the world, including some extremely powerful and successful businessmen and businesswomen.
Across the board, we’ve found that successful people habitually ask themselves (and work through) five key questions that dictate both the effectiveness of their decisions and the quality of their lives.
If you avoid these questions and make decisions unconsciously, you’ll end up like the majority of people who tend to be out of shape physically, exhausted mentally, and personally and professionally stressed out. But if you ask yourself these questions on a regular basis, and make your daily decisions consciously, you can literally change the entire course of your life from this moment forward.
1. Am I focusing on the right things?
At every moment, millions of little things compete for your attention. All these things fall into one of two categories: things that are important and things that are not. Keep reading →