You’ve got to stop the auto-pilot and be still. We are so busy doing the hustle that we forget to be still. A lot of times we don’t even pay attention to what we’re doing, so we don’t realize that we’re being driven. The more you do it the more the benefits will begin to materialize.
I think the best way to do this is to use your own words to remind yourself of your intent. It will take a bit of practice, but you will notice a difference in your actions and habits.
One of the best ways to stay focused and still is to set your intention as a goal. I know, I know, its way easier said than done. But I encourage you to use your own words to write down your goals. Then, when you do a certain thing, you will be reminded of the purpose of the action. For example, if you want to eat a healthy diet, write down what you want to eat every day and put it in your planner.
The best way to set your goals is to use the acronym BE YEENM. You can find more examples of these in the “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” book by Stephen R. Covey.
I started this one by saying, “be still my heart, let my cares be still, let my mind be still.” The second part of that is, “be still my soul, let my emotions be still, let my thoughts be still.” So you could say, “be still my heart, let my heart be still.” I’ve also heard this line a million times.
This is a great way to set goals. But it’s also a very bad way to set them. You have to look ahead to actually achieve them, and if you set them in the wrong location then you’ll never achieve them. I think one of the best ways to set goals is to look at them from a distance, like maybe you’re going to go to the gym and you already have a gym locker with all your weights.
Well, that’s a great idea, but you have to look ahead to actually achieve them. Its so hard to start something that you havent even thought of. And you need to think of it in the future, youll probably want to get it done by this time next year. Its just not as fun.
The reason why it’s hard to start something that you havent even thought of is because it’s so much fun to think about the next step. When you start something you always think of the end result, but when you start something that you haven’t thought of, you start thinking of the “what if” in terms of the steps to achieving it.
This is an especially true for writing because its very hard to start stuff. And when you start something you do the things to achieve it that you know you want to achieve, but its like, “Man, now if I make it into a book, I wouldn’t want to read no more.
When starting anything, the first step is always the hardest, but that first step is the one that will be the most important. The next step is the hardest because its a very hard thing to do, you have to think about what you are doing and plan yourself and then you realize you have to do it. Then the next thing you have to do is the hardest is to think of the next step in terms of the things that you will do to achieve the next step.