“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”.- Paul J. Meyer
Daily Nugget of Gold 1198
Designing a Success Environment
Many of us like to think of ourselves as being serious about success, but some of us that think we are could use do with a little more thought put into the environment we design for ourselves. It almost seems like our surroundings happen by accident, but if we’ve allowed that to be our design plan for them, doesn’t it make sense that we can likely improve our surroundings to make them more conducive for success?
At home we might want to look at structuring our world there so that we don’t spend (waste) too much time doing things we really don’t want to spend too much time on. When our family moved to a larger home last year, one of the things we agreed on was to put the television in the basement rec room. The effect of doing that has been remarkable, television time has decreased dramatically and another benefit is that even when it’s in use- there are less distractions from activities such as meditating, writing, or conversing.
Something else we can place in our surroundings would be our goals. Your author here has a window of his writing software with his next major objective in large print. When moving from one window to another in the program, often times that window is displayed. At that point we stop and re-read the goal again, and imagine how our life would be different as we feel the feelings we’d feel when it’s accomplished.
Successful people from all walks of life often keep little reminders about their goals with them, whether they are in their car, at home, at work, or even at play. The difference between people who wish for things to happen and those who make them happen is fairly simple. While both people may have goals written down, the successful people think about them many times throughout the day.
Let’s be mindful of our distractions and let’s think of ways to cut down on those. Let’s also think about how we can enhance our living and working spaces so that we are more inclined to avail ourselves of uplifting, inspiring, and motivational material. These are some of the little things we can do which will have a huge impact on our overall results.
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“What distracts me from my major objective the most?”
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