If we want to change our life, we have to first ask ourselves two questions: 1. What to remove? and 2. What to add?
1. What to remove?
You need to ask yourself, “ What do I need to remove from my life that is not helping me grow and achieve the things I want?” For example, it could be certain people that are bringing bad influences into your life. There is a saying in Spanish that says “dime con quien andas y te dire quien eres” which means, tell me who you hang out with and I will tell you who you are. It is just a fact that we begin to think, speak, and act like the people we associate with; however, sometimes these people are not necessarily the best influence in our life. This is a hard fact because sometimes it is people we have known for a long time or even worse, members of our own family. Donald Trump said that on the way to the top one must be prepared to lose friends and family. We have all experience this, people do change, how many of us have lost friendships with people we were really close with, and now we have no idea where they are or what they are doing. Also, we need to remove from our life habits that are not contributing anything to our life. One of the worse habits, in my opinion, is Television.
67% of wealthy people watch 1 hour or less of television per day vs. 23% of poor people
6% of wealthy people watch reality TV vs. 78% of poor people
Some interesting statistics to think about don’t you think?
2. What to add?
The second question we have to ask ourselves is what to add? This is similar to the previous question because we have to ask ourselves “what people and habits do I have to add to my life in order to grow? What people are positive thinkers and bring a good influence in my life? We cannot hang out with people who are complainers and whiners because, with time, we will eventually begin to act and turn into them. Furthermore, we need to create habits that are good for us, habits that have worked for other successful people. If you want to be successful, do what successful people do, if you want to be rich do things that rich people do, if you want to be skinny do things that skinny people do. This also works vice versa, such as, if you want to be poor do what poor people do; in business this is called best practices. Lastly, we need to start the habit of creating goals and setting up a plan for achieving them. Goals are what propel us forward, goals are what keep us moving; goals keep us grinding through the ups and downs of everyday life.
67% of wealthy people write down their goals vs. 17% of poor people
84% of wealthy people believe good habits create opportunity luck vs. 4% of poor people
81% of wealthy people maintain a to-do list vs. 19% of poor people
More interesting statistics to think about.
This week think about what you need to remove from your life and what you need to add in order to keep growing.
Thanks for reading!