ask yourself 1 set of questions – what are my core values? What am I doing now? Is that aligned to my core values?
Just finished reading the New York Times best seller “atomic habits” by James Clear. A book worth reading for everyone whether you are a billionaire or an average joe.
Every line worth underlined or highlighted. Normally I highlight all the important lines that I think I will come back later to reread. But for this book, after first chapter, I stopped doing that. Don’t want to highlight every line.
There are a lot of key take aways from this book. But if you do not have time to read the whole book, I can mention just one key point: ask yourself from now on – what are my core values? What am I doing now? Is that aligned to my core values?
Keep asking this question as many times as you can throughout the day. You will see slowly you pick this habit to be aware about your present time and you will only do those things that are important to your goals.
So many times in our life we try to change our close friends/families and almost 100% time we fail successfully. Did ever anyone can change other people forcefully? How can you handle a negative mate? Can you change the negative energy that surrounds him/her?
The simple answer is NO. You never can change others. The only person you can change is yourself. Yes, you can change the feelings about your mate, you can practice forgiveness. If you practice gratitude every day (that means to feel the feelings of gratitude for everything you have – good health, good spouse, friends, families, children, career……a beautiful sunny day or a chilly winter (think about the heat of Sahara)……for everything you have in your life), you will feel good about your negative friends.
Even a broken clock shows right time twice a day. Every person doesn’t matter how much negative energy s/he possesses, has some positive side also. Practicing gratitude will enable you to see those positive sides in every person.
My personal favorite is the last one. Many of my friend boats about what they have watched on Netflix last week. They become so excited if they can find a new heart pumping Tv series which they can’t wait to finish. I have seen friends leaving the social programs early so that they can finish the Tv series by 4 am in the morning and then go to bed.
30 years ago TVs were fat and people were thin, now people become fat and Tv becomes thin. A heart attack is the number one killer in almost all the western countries. Sedentary lifestyle is killing us before we actually die through bones and muscle decay. Nowadays people suffer severely in their last 10 years due to their earlier sedentary lifestyle. Tv is the one thing to blame.