In order to change our lives, sometimes we have to change our the way we think about certain things or situations. Unfortunately, as a society, we are kind of set up to fail. We are taught things that we assume can’t be altered any way, because frankly we just don’t try. I’m here to tell you that you have to change your brain in order to change your life.
So what do I mean by this exactly? I’ll give you an example. We are told our whole lives, since before we started school, that if we work really hard, we will get great rewards. Have you heard this one? Of course you have. It is the all-pervasive, universally accepted, conventional “wisdom.” Yet, in the end, it is a lie. Working hard is foolish; success comes when you work smart. Personally, this couldn’t be a bigger lie. You know what comes from working hard? More work. And you never really are rewarded for it.
Unfortunately, many people are stuck on this boat. They work and work and work, sometimes two jobs to support their families. It makes me sick. Life doesn’t have to be this way. But we are taught that it is. I’m trying to that that outlook. My philosophy? I tell people they should work less. Again, this methodology comes from the ability to change your brain from the norm. By doing this, you will change your life…for the better.
Changing your life isn’t as easy as it sounds, I know. People’s lives have a lot of shit going on today. But if you learn to cut down on the “shit”, and have more time for you, or your wife, or your family, your life will begin to improve. This takes a little life planning.
Life planning is about setting goals for yourself…and sticking with them. Anyone can just make goals, but hardly anyone ever reaches them. If you really want to change your life, you’ve got to stick with your plan and make sure you reach your goals. If you need to hire a life or business coach in order to kick your ass, do it.
So in order to change your life, you have to change your brain. I realize this takes practice, because again, this isn’t how we are taught to succeed. But if you take advantage of life planning and really set goals for yourself to change your life, your life is only going to change for the better.