Managing Yourself: 5 Tips for a Happier and more Successful You

(By Natasha Ellah)

Make daily lists and have an idea of what you want to achieve that day, that week or that month. Find out what is important to you and go after it. Is there a particular problem you want to solve? An impact you want to make? Have a goal in mind and break it down into several smaller sections. It is easier to jump over small fences than a big wall.

Do you wonder why people seem to achieve their goals and you don’t? Tired of starting over? Stop quitting and start using these tips today.

Start Small: Make daily lists and have an idea of what you want to achieve that day, that week or that month. Find out what is important to you and go after it. Is there a particular problem you want to solve? An impact you want to make? Have a goal in mind and break it down into several smaller sections. It is easier to jump over small fences than a big wall.

Dig deep: After plotting the smaller steps you plan to take, you need the tenacity to follow through. Gain positive inspiration from all around you. Find a support group, a best friend, someone who is aware of your goals and keeps you accountable. But most importantly, stay accountable to yourself by revisiting your steps often. If you meet a challenge, think of it as something to be overcome rather than as a sign to stop trying.

Match your actions to your goals: If you want to be President one day, but spend ninety per cent of your time watching television, you are setting yourself up for disappointment. Take advantage of daily opportunities to practise the skills that you need to help you get there. Handle that difficult situation like you think Obama would. Never skimp on the important things. If it is valuable, put in the time and energy to do it.

Give thanks: When things go well, celebrate. Taking time out to acknowledge that things are going well gives you more energy to continue.

Share: Tell others what you’ve learned along the way. Sharing with others encourages them to talk about their lessons too so you have an opportunity to revisit the roadmap you set for yourself armed with new lessons learned. 

Natasha Ellah 

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