I’m beginning a new success habit.
Every morning, just before I start working on my tasks for the day, one of my first things I do is to review a set of daily inspirational and motivational documents. The document that interests me at the moment is “The Kekich Credos,” by Dave Kekich. It’s a list of 100 mantras for life and business. (I’ve attached a PDF copy for you as a bonus at the bottom of this post )
The first credo may be the most important. It starts,
“People will do almost anything to stay in their comfort zones. If you want to accomplish anything, get out of your comfort zone.” – The Kekich Credos
Unless we get out of our comfort zone, the reality is that we won’t make breakthroughs in our lives, our businesses, or our health.
You simply can’t coast through life if you want to get better. However, getting out of the old comfort zone is something everyone deals with and struggles to overcome.
When you have bad days, you’ll be tempted to return to your comfort zone habits, (like eating poorly, etc.) but it’s also the time when you need to fight against that the most.
I fight that desire many days. I wanted to tell you this because I know you probably feel the same way some days.
It would be easier to go back to your comfort zone. It would be easier if you could give up and go back to doing whatever you wanted and skipping the time you devote to improve your life.
But we have to fight it. Every day we MUST fight it.
I might wake up some mornings and want to quit. You’ll do the same.
But we won’t quit. We never will.
Because the day we quit is the day we start living a life of regret.
That regret will be far more painful than any daily struggle we face while we work towards a better life. Whatever your goal, you must continue to learn and grow and have the discipline to do the things you don’t always necessarily want to do.
As the first Kekich Credo continues, “Strive to increase order and discipline in your life. Discipline usually means doing the opposite of what you feel like doing. The easy roads to discipline are:
For my goal of helping one thousand men and women transform their lives, I need to build a team, give powerful and accurate advice, and improve my leadership skills to allow more people to believe I can help them. That’s not going to happen if I’m not willing to change and get out of my comfort zone.
For you, it will require setting goals with deadlines, taking time for self-reflection to identify specifically what it is that you want to accomplish, and then to focus on creating the daily habits and positive thought patterns that move you closer to your goals each day.
It’s not easy, but you can do it if you are willing to change. Of course, change is a scary word. As the old saying goes, “people fear change.”
But that’s not completely accurate. After all, if I gave you $1,000,000 dollars, you wouldn’t be scared of that life change, right? Of course not. In fact, we embrace positive change.
What we really fear is negative change.
You need to look at what you might think are negative changes, and reframe them as positive changes to your lifestyle.
You have to focus on the small, but consistent increases in your second income you achieve from taking action every day. You’ll need to have gratitude for the new business partners you meet at seminars. Both of those take effort but bring with them great benefits as well.
Trust me, there will still be a time and a place in your life to slip back into your comfort zone activities, but that will be as a reward, not a daily habit.
If we want to make those big changes in our lives, then we need to break free from our comfort zones. We need to challenge ourselves. We need increase the organization, planning, discipline, and implementation in our lives.
If we do this consistently, we will develop new, stronger habits that will allow us to reach our goals.
1) Setting deadlines for your new positive habits.
2) Making small changes every day.
3) Preparing for those days when we feel like doing the opposite of what we should be doing.
You can do it. You can break free from your comfort zone.
If you believe in yourself as much as I believe in you, you will succeed beyond your wildest dreams.
It may not be easy, but you can and will do it. I’ll be right here with you every step of the way.
Stay strong and never give in.
Click here for : Kekich Credos from Karla Silver