Mark's Motivation - Daily Thought - 01-07-2020 through 31-07-2020
[05:06, 01/07/2020] When you move your focus from competition to contribution life becomes a celebration
Are you feeling maxed out?
There are only so many things that you can do and do well before you need to get others on board to help.
You can increase your effectiveness by reflecting on what you have to do and stopping doing things that steal time with no return.
Break down everything you did throughout your day, hour by hour and then eliminate the things that burn time.
Focus on doing 3 important tasks each day and you will get a lot more done!
Good rituals increase your power and enhance your growth.
Some call them habits.
Create important rituals and you will stand firm through all challenges with confidence.
You already have rituals/habits in your life... but are they ones you created that are empowering you? Or are they negative ones that you have fallen into?
Determine who you want to be, then write down the rituals/habits that would get you there.
Now do them!
Creating your rituals is fun.
You alone get to decide what they will be.
You can change them too.
These habits must elevate and inspire, not enslave you.
Any ritual that does not create growth is not worth it!
Here it is!
This week's podcast... enjoy
How to create a ritual:
1. Decide what you want your life to be about
2. Develop your WHY?
3. Figure out what small habit would help you get there
4. Do it every day. Always. Never skip.
Now you have a ritual!
Start with one. By time you can add a second, then more...
Think frequently about what you want to attain.
Your rituals are essential to producing outstanding results.
When you grow your habits into ingrained patterns that you automatically engage in then you have a ritual. It gains significance because you have consciously created it, and subconsciously do it.
Habits form quickly, 20 days+ will get you going. Rituals take time, self-control and perseverance. If they are well chosen they will evoke outstanding life actions and noteworthy results.
What are your rituals? Your institutionalized habits that contribute to your sense of balance and purpose?
Here are some of mine:
Sleep early - wake early
Daily gratitude list
Daily I AM list
Daily 3 things I must do
Walk every day
Daily life checklist
I would be interested to hear about yours. Please share 🙏
Thank you to everyone who shared their personal rituals.
Slow things down and enjoy them. Be present in the now.
Its as if there is an undeclared race to be first in everything. There is not. You will not become CEO if you scan 50 books a year, you will become more valuable when you care enough about yourself to grow you into being a better version of you.
Then when you become better, do it all over again!
What would you consider to be your most important ritual?
Mine is my daily gratitude list. Every day when I get back from walking I sit down and write everything I am grateful for. It is a cleansing reset for the soul, reminding you of all that is good in your life. It fills you with goodness and certainty
If you are looking for a ritual to start out with, then this would be it!
Whenever you feel tempted to quit, remember that it is your ritual that will work as an anchor to keep you on track.
If you establish these good patterns in your life when you you are feeling positive and focused, when hard times come you will be able to ride through based upon the strength of your rituals. They will carry you through to the next positive cycle.
Always remember, you will improve the quality of your life by having anchors established as they reduce the depths of your downs and regulate the extent of your highs.
Let me know if you need help figuring out yours... happy to help!
[05:06, 11/07/2020] Mark Dickinson: Your dream becomes your reality when you work at it with all your heart.
Otherwise its called a daydream!
The magic in your dreams only happens when YOU believe in them.
Talking about your dreams is one thing, but living with the expectation that they WILL happen is an entirely different matter.
The challenge in life is to live with the firm belief that your dreams are going to happen for you because they are meant to. When you are convinced, then they happen.
When everything seems to be going wrong and falling apart, remember, it is the very adversity that you are facing that will make the final outcome all the more sweet
When its tough is the time where you need to simplify, eliminate the unnecessary and concentrate on your dream and make every effort to take another step in the right direction.
Giving up is not an option!
Work at your dream with all your heart.
Refresh your dream daily and you will eventually live it.
Never ever quit.
I appreciate all of you who take this daily journey with me. You see, it is as though you are walking beside me as I wrestle to create my greatest version of me.
Each time you share your thoughts, I grow too.
Thank you for coming along. I encourage you to do the same with your amazing journey too!
Never underestimate the power of your ability to inspire others...
Start sharing today!
It takes more effort than you think to attain your dreams.
First you must have a clear vision of what you want to attain.
Secondly, and more importantly, a powerful why.
Then you'll need an unstoppable conviction that says, "no matter what" this will be done.
Tell me if you can figure out why I am sharing this clip with ya'll...