How To Change Your Life In Four Minutes

Simple strategies that you can use to become your best self.

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Self-improvement is all about becoming the type of person you want to be. But for one reason or another, we often make it a lot more complicated than necessary.

Without even knowing you, I can tell that you have a lack of time and energy. You want to make consistent progress towards your dreams and fulfill your potential in every aspect of your life. But for one reason or another, you have absolutely no idea where to start.

Look, I know exactly how you feel as I’ve found myself in the same position many times. But over the past few years, I’ve learned that the easiest way to improve your future is by implementing daily habits that help you to become your best self. John C. Maxwell said it best:

“You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.”

So without further delay, here are several daily habits that will quickly enable you to create the future you desire. Each of them changed my life for the better, and I’m sure they will do the same for you, too.

Pay Attention To Your Health.

If you don’t eat healthy foods, the chances of achieving your dreams are pretty small. Why? Because continually eating junk food will make it much harder to concentrate on whatever tasks you need to complete each day. Quoting an article published by Harvard Medical School:

“Multiple studies have found a correlation between a diet high in refined sugars and impaired brain function — and even a worsening of symptoms of mood disorders, such as depression.”

I found this out the hard way. For a long time, I ate junk food pretty much every day. It was cheap. So I thought I was doing myself a favor. But in reality, my diet was negatively impacting my ability to focus on my work and other things that matter.

Don’t get me wrong: I’m not saying that you need to give up cheeseburgers, pizza, or anything else you love. However, it’s certainly important to be mindful of what you eat.

Since I started eating healthy foods, I’ve noticed a massive improvement in my ability to remain energized, focused, and productive throughout the entire day. And as a result, I’m able to get a lot more done than I ever thought possible.

You can do the same. Pay attention to what you eat and how frequently you exercise. For example, you could go on a daily walk around your local area for 30 minutes to get some fresh air.

You get the idea. By paying attention to your health each day, you’ll find it much easier to focus and make consistent progress towards your goals.

Learn From People That Inspire You.

If you want to be an athlete, learn from successful athletes. If you want to be a writer, learn from successful writers. Basically, learn from successful people in your industry, and apply the lessons to your own life. Like Ayodeji Awosika once wrote:

“You’re better off following advice verbatim from a few extremely successful people than you are listening to everyone.”

He’s correct. Stop taking advice from people that you wouldn’t trade places with. Instead, pay attention to people that genuinely inspire you to become your best self. That’s how you make progress.

When I started out as a writer, I spent several weeks studying the strategies of people I admire. For example, I looked at how frequently they publish and how they built a meaningful relationship with their audience.

Then, I applied what I learned to my own career. And as a result of learning from extremely successful people, I quickly found myself making a lot more progress in my writing career than I ever thought possible.

Do whatever you can to get one step closer towards your dreams. Because even if you just make a tiny amount of progress each day, the power of compound interest will create incredible results over time. In the words of Darren Hardy:

“Since your outcomes are all a result of your moment-to-moment choices, you have incredible power to change your life by changing those choices. Step by step, day by day, your choices will shape your actions until they become habits, where practice makes them permanent.”

Like you, I want to become my best self and make regular progress towards my goals. So when I began implementing these habits, I quickly found myself living a life that I once thought to be possible.

You can do the same by paying attention to your health and learning from people that inspire you. Do that, and every aspect of your life will quickly improve for the better. So what are you waiting for?

Start now.

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