Work a Little Harder

A few more descriptive examples of admirable intangible and priceless character traits include kindness, consideration, empathy, ceaseless love, a good sense of humor, positive mental attitudes, being hopeful, faithful, respectful, polite, gentle, patient, generous, forgiving, fair, enthusiastic, passionate, confident, competent, empathetic, humble, noble, discerning, helpful, open-minded, teachable, honest, loyal, trustworthy, ambitious, selfless, and compassionate. Valuable ROE, ROT, and ROI can create and enhance your invaluable mind, body, spirit, and soul. By making yourself more valuable, you become worth more to others, in turn, reaping greater rewards and results.

Put in the hard work each day. Little by little that distant someday fallacious facade will no longer be a false illusion, but become fruit-filled real abundant joy vibrating positive life-giving energy radiating from your inner beauty to the marvelous world around. Forgive the past while choosing the graceful gift of now as your eternal present to focus all attention toward.

Discipline Action

Creativity is enhanced by mindfully taking time to recalibrate, refocus, recall, and self-reflect. Reading can fall into any category of chunking. Getting the kids ready for school can be either a small or medium chunk depending upon each child’s speed, temperament, lunch being made and clothes placed out the prior morning, means of transportation to school, time it takes to make and eat breakfast, among other relative factors. Writing, learning new languages, practicing a musical instrument, painting or drawing, among multitudes of creative endeavors are excellent to perform during large chunks.

You can accomplish anything with a strong enough desire, clear vision, self-discipline, energy, and plans toward attainment backed by consistent action. Action with progress creates momentum that unleashes even more energy and forward cyclical progress. Experience through doing creates confidence. No matter what happens during a pursuit, learning ensues.

Success is directly related to effort and self-discipline. It is imperative to do the things you desire mastery over by practicing them every single day, therefore allowing habit formation and greatness to be unleashed. Again, don’t mistake motion for progress. Be specific and precise about your goals. Actions should lead you closer to accomplishing your endeavor. If executing something is not bringing about desired change, then change your strategy. Have a deadline to accomplish goals so that pressure, exhilaration, and positive energy pulls and pushes you toward achieving your aims.

Prioritize Time

“Procrastination is the thief of time” (General proverb). Plan out the things that are most important to you each day so they will get done. Chunk time in 10-30 minute intervals for small daily activities, 30-90 minutes for medium-sized tasks, and 90-180 minutes for larger more creative undertakings. Remember to stop and reenergize every 30-60 minutes by taking a brisk walk, practicing gratitude, reflecting on good memories, or performing positive self-talk.

No Regrets

“I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets” (D. H. Lawrence). Define what you desire to acquire intangibly so tangible manifestations become indirect attainable acquisitions. Personal development multiplies directly based upon our return on effort (ROE), return on time (ROT), and return on investment (ROI). Give more of what you already have in order to strengthen or receive additional desirable life-enhancing qualities. Don’t wait to acquire talents, skills, and abilities before starting, lest stagnation and procrastination turn into regret and regression.

Pursue Your Dreams

Being a wonderful father or mother, son or daughter, husband or wife, an individual living out a mission or calling versus working a job or having a profession, and becoming physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually fit, ensues through self-improvement. Growth and personal development are lifelong pursuits, which is why the persistent, relentless, courageous, and faithful individuals ascend higher than most. Winners are competing against themselves, while choosing to live without limitations, ceilings, or borders. Be boundless by embracing your true authentic self that produces real freedom and fulfillment. Remember, your opinion matters most and must guide your journey, not other people’s opinions about you. Be brave enough to believe in yourself and in the power of pursuing your dreams.

Joy Via Humbleness

“You can accomplish anything in life, provided you do not mind who gets the credit” (Harry S. Truman). That way any route navigated has potential to produce many delectable fruits. Possessing this humble approach allows true selflessness and greatness to permeate our world. The wonderful gifts we can give by minimizing our own egos and maximizing caring about helping others enhances their joy, as well as our own.

Harnessing an Honorable Life

Harness more feelings of love and gratitude to drown out negative mental states incorporating fear and doubt. Don’t be too safe because of what you’ve experienced, or what someone may have said or done to you. Be recklessly courageous and responsible, constantly moving forward. Build your character as a solid foundation toward the path to greatness. Peak elite performers in life achieve greatness through choices upheld by personal convictions, self-discipline, relentless pursuits for profit, desiring to leave future generations better off financially, being humble enough to give others credit, among other intrinsic motivators. Don’t make it too complicated.

Crucial Choices

“I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts” (John Locke). Sometimes we need to get out of our own way, while striving for greatness. Do more and think less to avoid paralysis by analysis. Emotions are fleeting, while enduring habits are byproducts of the stuff we think and do every day that leads to success.

Furthermore, avoid making life-altering or rash decisions while physically ill, tired, stressed, or in emotional turmoil. Don’t become your worst enemy. Circumstances will likely be misrepresented and choices poorly managed. Wait until you are back in a peak mental state before critically deciding. This is especially true about becoming married and continuing or dissolving relationships, among myriads of other critical choices.

Raise Your Standards

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do” (Andrew Carnegie). We must raise the bar high and do what we should do on a daily consistent basis whether we feel like it or not. Positive character development and reformation is absolutely possible and within your control. Decide to be, do, and give your best.