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Doing These 7 Things Can Make You Unstoppable In Life

Doing These 7 Things Can Make You Unstoppable In Life
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Humans are social beings. Being so, we tend to compare ourselves with others especially about status in life and about wealth or success. Usually, when we see that we’re lagging behind, we lose motivation and confidence. Don’t allow this to happen.

These are things you can do to turn yourself into an unstoppable force:

1. Don’t think—just discern and act

Instead of analyzing and over thinking, make a step, take deliberate actions. Since you’re well attuned to your senses, and you have absolute trust in yourself, use your instincts, do what feels right. Let me quote Oprah in connection to this: “Every right decision I have ever made has come from my gut. Every wrong decision I’ve made was the result of me not listening to the greater voice of myself.”[1]

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Right at the moment you start analyzing, you’ve lost the battle. Using logic will pull you out of the zone.

2. Don’t be motivated by money or anything external

Having high-end gadgets, classy clothes, and expensive cars is nice, but, for truly successful people like you, it’s never been about the moola, status, or anything external. Take away all those and you’ll still be happy and successful. You’ll still have the drive to push yourself to the limit in order to reach your personal goals. Having these external things won’t make you self-destruct like many others, either.

3. Never be satisfied

For you, contentment is hard to find, even after achieving a goal. Actually, it’s not about the goal at all; it’s about the climb. To you, the real question is—how far can you push yourself?

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Some will say you’re ungrateful! Absolutely not. The truth is—because of the things you have achieved, you’re humbled and grateful. This is why you’ll never be lukewarm or lazy. You’ll always be hot for success.

Jim Rohn said, “the way to enjoy life best is to wrap up one goal and start right on the next one. Don’t linger too long at the table of success, the only way to enjoy another meal is to get hungry.”[2]

4. Be true to yourself

Studies show 70 percent of US employees[3] hate their jobs and only one out of three Americans interviewed said they were happy.[4] Unstoppable people throw away everything they hate from their life.

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Gain self-respect and confidence in order to live life the way you want to live it. If something is wrong in your life, change it right away!

5. Don’t be afraid of the consequences of failure

Most people choose to stay close to the ground. Why? It’s safe to remain there. If they fall, it won’t hurt that bad. However, you choose to fly high. Just one fall may kill you. Just one miss and everything stops. You’re fine with that. You view this world in a different way after all. In your radical view, there’s no ceiling; there’s no floor. You say it’s all in the mind. If something goes wrong — if you fail — you make adjustments, dust off yourself, stand up, and keep going.

6. Keep learning

Regular folks chase entertainment. Phenomenal people pursue education and learning. You can’t stop learning when you desire to be the best. You’re compelled to improve continuously. You keep honing your skills and adding to your knowledge.

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Your key is preparation. It gives you power. You paid the bill nobody else wants to pay.

7. Be in control always

Unlike the masses who depend on substances or other factors outside of them, you’re in command of what you take in, how you use time, and how much time you spend in the zone.

You don’t act based on impulse, you rely on your instincts. You do things because you like to, not because you’re obliged to.

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Implement these tips, and see how you transform into a dynamo that keeps running and running.

Featured photo credit: Aidan Meyer via unsplash.com

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The Importance of Reminders (And How to Make a Reminder Work)

The Importance of Reminders (And How to Make a Reminder Work)
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No matter how well you set up your todo list and calendar, you aren’t going to get things done unless you have a reliable way of reminding yourself to actually do them.

Anyone who’s spent an hour writing up the perfect grocery list only to realize at the store that they forgot to bring the list understands the importance of reminders.

Reminders of some sort or another are what turn a collection of paper goods or web services into what David Allen calls a “trusted system.”[1]

A lot of people resist getting better organized. No matter what kind of chaotic mess, their lives are on a day-to-day basis because they know themselves well enough to know that there’s after all that work they’ll probably forget to take their lists with them when it matters most.

Fortunately, there are ways to make sure we remember to check our lists — and to remember to do the things we need to do, whether they’re on a list or not.

In most cases, we need a lot of pushing at first, for example by making a reminder, but eventually we build up enough momentum that doing what needs doing becomes a habit — not an exception.

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From Creating Reminders to Building Habits

A habit is any act we engage in automatically without thinking about it.

For example, when you brush your teeth, you don’t have to think about every single step from start to finish; once you stagger up to the sink, habit takes over (and, really, habit got you to the sink in the first place) and you find yourself putting toothpaste on your toothbrush, putting the toothbrush in your mouth (and never your ear!), spitting, rinsing, and so on without any conscious effort at all.

This is a good thing because if you’re anything like me, you’re not even capable of conscious thought when you’re brushing your teeth.

The good news is you already have a whole set of productivity habits you’ve built up over the course of your life. The bad news is, a lot of them aren’t very good habits.

That quick game Frogger to “loosen you up” before you get working, that always ends up being 6 hours of Frogger –– that’s a habit. And as you know, habits like that can be hard to break — which is one of the reasons why habits are so important in the first place.

Once you’ve replaced an unproductive habit with a more productive one, the new habit will be just as hard to break as the old one was. Getting there, though, can be a chore!

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The old saw about anything you do for 21 days becoming a habit has been pretty much discredited, but there is a kernel of truth there — anything you do long enough becomes an ingrained behavior, a habit. Some people pick up habits quickly, others over a longer time span, but eventually, the behaviors become automatic.

Building productive habits, then, is a matter of repeating a desired behavior over a long enough period of time that you start doing it without thinking.

But how do you remember to do that? And what about the things that don’t need to be habits — the one-off events, like taking your paycheck stubs to your mortgage banker or making a particular phone call?

The trick to reminding yourself often enough for something to become a habit, or just that one time that you need to do something, is to interrupt yourself in some way in a way that triggers the desired behavior.

The Wonderful Thing About Triggers — Reminders

A trigger is anything that you put “in your way” to remind you to do something. The best triggers are related in some way to the behavior you want to produce.

For instance, if you want to remember to take something to work that you wouldn’t normally take, you might place it in front of the door so you have to pick it up to get out of your house.

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But anything that catches your attention and reminds you to do something can be a trigger. An alarm clock or kitchen timer is a perfect example — when the bell rings, you know to wake up or take the quiche out of the oven. (Hopefully you remember which trigger goes with which behavior!)

If you want to instill a habit, the thing to do is to place a trigger in your path to remind you to do whatever it is you’re trying to make into a habit — and keep it there until you realize that you’ve already done the thing it’s supposed to remind you of.

For instance, a post-it saying “count your calories” placed on the refrigerator door (or maybe on your favorite sugary snack itself)  can help you remember that you’re supposed to be cutting back — until one day you realize that you don’t need to be reminded anymore.

These triggers all require a lot of forethought, though — you have to remember that you need to remember something in the first place.

For a lot of tasks, the best reminder is one that’s completely automated — you set it up and then forget about it, trusting the trigger to pop up when you need it.

How to Make a Reminder Works for You

Computers and ubiquity of mobile Internet-connected devices make it possible to set up automatic triggers for just about anything.

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Desktop software like Outlook will pop up reminders on your desktop screen, and most online services go an extra step and send reminders via email or SMS text message — just the thing to keep you on track. Sandy, for example, just does automatic reminders.

Automated reminders can help you build habits — but it can also help you remember things that are too important to be trusted even to habit. Diabetics who need to take their insulin, HIV patients whose medication must be taken at an exact time in a precise order, phone calls that have to be made exactly on time, and other crucial events require triggers even when the habit is already in place.

My advice is to set reminders for just about everything — have them sent to your mobile phone in some way (either through a built-in calendar or an online service that sends updates) so you never have to think about it — and never have to worry about forgetting.

Your weekly review is a good time to enter new reminders for the coming weeks or months. I simply don’t want to think about what I’m supposed to be doing; I want to be reminded so I can think just about actually doing it.

I tend to use my calendar for reminders, mostly, though I do like Sandy quite a bit.

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[1] Getting Things Done: Trusted System

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