5 Simple Things To Do To Change Your Life

5 Simple things to change your life, to make sure you're always on the right track. Plus one extra tip that always works out

Are you feeling stuck? overwhelmed? unable to move forward? When was the last time you felt that your life actually has a meaning? Did you lose all your hope? – If that’s all true, don’t worry! There is a way to change your life.

It’s perfectly normal sometimes to lose a sense of purpose and general direction in life. That isn’t because you’re lost or worthless. That happens because you need to find your true purpose and reassess your value in the world. Everytime you go down, it hurts. But every time you stand up, you’re standing stronger. 

All kinds of emotions may arise when life goes off the track, you may be overwhelmed and unable to think clearly. But there is something you can do.

Check these 4 simple things to do to change your life

1.Choose a Goal

Do you have any goals? If the answer is yes, congratulations. Having a goal is important. Your goal should be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time bound). In order to get the best results, it’s best to track your progress. Assessing progress gives you the motivation to continue. But be aware that a goal is also the judge. Every time you get a step closer to achieving it, you feel good. But every time you fail to progress you feel bad. 

For that sole reason many people are afraid of having goals. Because they don’t want to feel bad if they fail to accomplish the goal. Keep in mind if you want to win something there’s always a risk of losing it. 

2.Compare to who you were yesterday

Try avoiding falling into the trap of perfectionism, and never feeling good enough. You need to be careful, and acknowledge small victories you achieved. Otherwise you may be constantly unsatisfied, and lose your motivation. Be especially careful when comparing with others. When you compare yourself to somebody, that should be only with the person you were yesterday. Comparing yourself with others will do you no good, as you have only yourself to conquer. As Vinoba Bhave once said: He who rules himself rules over the whole world.”

3.Stay motivated

When you start pursuing your goal, as soon as you see any progress, it makes you feel good. Feeling good about pursuing your goal isn’t a bad thing.

The problem is that the initial elated state can misguide you to overestimate your skills and you may fail to see that you’re at the beginning of your journey.

This can lead to inflated self-confidence. What comes after is a snap back to reality when you realize how much you suck. 

This is a well known phenomena.This approach is based on the concept of Dunning and Kruger.

It states; “that poor performers have not yet acquired the ability to differentiate between good and bad performances”. 

In other words, the Dunning-Kruger effect is; “The less ability you have, the more confident you are.The better you become, the more you realise how much you don’t know.” 

We all go through this phase to some extent when we learn something new. The truth is, you may never feel ready and prepared. But that doesn’t justify not doing what you want. When you get the basics, start working on it. You will learn through trial end error.

4.Try and fail

If you want to change something, change it. It sounds overly simplistic, but there is not much choice. Any endeavor can lead to failure. But if you didn’t try, you failed already. Even if you fail, failing will show you what you need to do to succeed. It will usually be the opposite of what has brought you to failure. If you are open-minded, the falling through of your endeavors will reveal any weak spots you may have. And it’ll benefit you way more than doing nothing.

In Conclusion

Although life can get pretty complicated, and for a while all you do may seem in vain. You may think that there is no point doing anything. But if you look closely, it all boils down to implementing these 4 principles. To put it short – you can’t achieve anything, without a will and a well organised set of actions. 

There is a misconception that we need inspiration to do something. But it may surprise you that the truth is quite the opposite. There is a good principle by Mark Manson, he calls it “to do something principle” it goes like this: Action → Inspiration → Motivation. It fundamentally means; when you do something, even the smallest thing, it will give you inspiration and motivation to do the bigger things. 

The things like: planning, analysing and positive thoughts can keep you busy and enthusiastic. But only action will lead you to where you want to be. Regardless of how you feel about it, just do anything. Things you need will come on the way.

Since there is no escape, you have to participate in the game of life to achieve anything. Try to have fun and not take occurring obstacles personally. It will make everything much easier and more pleasurable for you!

Change your life
As the master said

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