Do More, One Small Task at a Time

Do More, Your Life is Lived One Day at a Time

It can be tough to do more when it feels like you don’t have enough time. One way to start achieving more is to add small tasks to your day. Think about this for a minute. If you want to write a book but don’t have time you can write 100 words per day. That may not seem like that many but over the course of a year you will have written 36,500 words. That’s almost an entire book right there. This simple idea can be used on any task that you want to have more of in your life.

The idea is that if you add one small thing to your life each day it builds up over time. It’s like compounding interest. Einstein once said “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it… He who doesn’t, pays it…” if you consider doing something every day as a way to compound your interests you will achieve more. The first thing you will need to do is find something worth pursuing.  That thing must be worth doing every day!

Pick Your Once a Day ThingGet Inspired By Reading

If you’re like me then you know that picking something new to learn can be difficult. Since you are trying to pick something that you can do every day it is a good idea to start with something you want as a habit. The best kind of habits are keystone habits. They are life changing and they build up other good habits. A few examples of things that you could do every day are reading, writing, exercising, or practicing a skill or trade.

Your one thing is something you have to be willing to commit to for a couple of months if not years. After you have picked your one thing you will be able to start your journey towards achieving more and pursuing excellence in all aspects of your life.

Make a Goal Then Break it Down

You’ve already picked something you want to spend more time doing. Now it’s time to decide what you want to do with your one thing. Goal setting is a monumental part of being successful. You should always strive to create the most empowering goals for yourself because you are the only one that can decided how successful you can be. When building monumental goals you should plan to break them down into actionable steps. That’s where doing something every day comes in.

After you’ve made your ultimate goal, it’s time to figure out what the most beneficial use of your time is each day. Take some time to visualize what you’re trying to achieve. How much time can you spend on your goal each day? Is it 30 minutes, 1 hour, or more? If you only have 30 minutes each day to work on your goal, break your goal down into smaller daily tasks that are easy to manage. The same goes for an hour or even 2. The important part here is making and effort to work your goal into your daily schedule.

Expand Into New AreasPositive thinking will change the world

After you have gotten into the habit of doing your task everyday it is time to expand into new beneficial areas. These new areas need to be 1 step removed and no more. That means that if you decided to read more often you should go out and start riding a unicycle as an additional task (unless you were learning about unicycles, in that case ignore that last part). If you did choose to read more this is a perfect time to start writing. Another example would be if you started working out then adding a healthy diet or meditation would be 1 step removed. You may have even started learning to draw in which case painting or animation may be a good next step.

Whatever you decide to do remember that you are only going to add a task that is 1 step removed. 1 step removed tasks will have overlapping interests or skills. The reason for this is that when your goals overlap you can compound your success.

Achieve More With Less

Success comes to those that are willing to put the work in, have patience, and understand that your opinion of success isn’t the same as the next person’s. Finding one thing that you can do everyday will evolve into you mastering a skill. If you are able to find something you are passionate about your growth will be accelerated even more. Once your skills evolve to the point where you can bring in new ideas that’s when you know you’re on the right path to success.

The more you strive to be the best that you can be the happier you will be. You aren’t just helping yourself, you are helping everyone that you interact with on a daily basis. If you think that getting better at one thing will help your life, find a friend that wants to do more too. You’ll be able to hold each other accountable meaning you’ll grow faster. No one successful will ever claim they did it alone, surround yourself with people that have the same mindset as you.

If you think achieving more every day is something that will help you, then it will help someone around you achieve more too. Make sure you share this idea with a friend. Whether it be by word of mouth or by sharing this post on social media. Taking one step in the right direction will help. Success is something that everyone deserves. Make sure you subscribe to our newsletter to learn more about what you can do for yourself and the people around you. Thanks for reading!

Failure to Success, The Art of Learning From Mistakes.

Failure As A learning experience 

You’re probably wondering how to go from failure to success, but that’s not the first thing to ask. Have you ever wondered why so many people are afraid of failure? It doesn’t make sense when you think about it. People learn the most when they make a mistake. It gives you a chance to see what does and doesn’t work. Failure is the greatest teacher you will ever have. The only time failure is truly a bad thing is when you decide not learn use it as a learning experience.

How To Deal With Failure In A Positive Way

Everyone will have their own way of dealing with failure. The thing to keep in mind is that failure happens everyday. Many people actually make a habit out of failing by trying more things. You may be the best at one thing but fail at another. If you aren’t failing at something then you probably aren’t trying enough new things or you’re limiting yourself. Many people would consider that failure. Consider all the positive things that come from failure.

Failure Is Not An Option

If you don’t let failures hold you back then it won’t be an option. Any time you fail at something it is a chance to grow and change directions. Maybe you are learning to garden and you accidently used the wrong approach to weed control and killed your plants or maybe your advertising campaign isn’t working. Whatever your perceived failure is use it as a chance to be better tomorrow. Don’t let failure become an option when it can be a learning lesson.

Take More Chances

If you aren’t failing regularly then you probably aren’t taking enough chance. Many people think of failure is a pillar of success because it teaches you so quickly. People don’t like to fail so when they do they learn quickly. Babies start out walking by falling. They don’t stop learning to walk because they fell. How many times have you tried something new and quit immediately after failing? If it was more than once you aren’t taking enough chances. Anytime you get a chance to learn take the opportunity. Any opportunity to learn is an opportunity well spent.

Start Over With A New Direction

Failure will give you immediate feedback about whatever you are doing. This gives you a chance to go back to the drawing board quickly. If you fail at something take a step back and look at what you did wrong. You are learning from your mistakes. Learning is how you overcome failure. When you take a step back you will have the chance to try something new or pivot in a new direction. Don’t let failure hold you back when you could be one try away from succeeding.

New direction

At first failure may seem like it is the worst thing that could happen. Over time you will realize that each time you have failed you have grown in some way. Look at failure for the positive things it does in your life. If you let failure get you down it will be harder to keep going towards your goals and dreams.

The Most Successful People Fail 

We’re lucky to live in a world where we can learn about someone on the internet. You’d be amazed at how autobiographies and biographies exist today. Every single famous person you know the name of has failed in some way. Many have failed thousands of times before getting recognized. Failure is an opportunity for growth and learning. You don’t have to fail yourself to learn, that may even be the best type of failure to learn from.

Some of the most influential people of history have had to fail before eventually reaching their goals. A few examples are Thomas Edison, Michael Jordan, and Steve Jobs.

Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison is credited for the invention of the light bulb. What many people don’t know is that at one point in time he was told he was “too stupid learn anything” by a teacher. In the process of inventing the lightbulb he failed at least 1,000 times before getting something that worked. When asked about his 1,000 failures he would reply “I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The lightbulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.” Thanks to those 1,000 steps you have lights in your house.Light bulbs

Michael Jordan

Many today know Michael Jordan for the successful line of shoes by NIKE, the championships while he played for the Chicago Bulls, and staring in Space Jam. Though he has become wildly successful and well known he was actually cut from his high school’s varsity basketball team. That failure pushed him to work harder. He knows that failure has created his success and it shows in this quote I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

Steve Jobs

Credited for bringing Apple to the forefront of computers, phones and MP3 technology. Steve Jobs had a major failure that could have caused anyone to spiral into depression. He was let go from his own company. Recognizing that he had made a mistake he went on to buy Pixar and start another computer company NeXT. Though NeXT wasn’t as big a hit as Pixar the whole thing was a great lesson. After the success of Pixar Steve Jobs ended up back at the head of Apple. He showed that learning from your failures can bring you back better than ever.

Learn From Those Who Came Before

Learning from other people’s mistakes gives you a chance to understand what not to do before doing it. There are thousands of biographies and autobiographies out there that give you a look into the lives of others. It is amazing what you can learn from the people that came before you.

If reading biographies and autobiographies isn’t your style, have you considered a mentor? Mentors are people that have already done something you want to do. Some mentors may be many steps ahead of you while others are only one. Mentors are there to help you grow and learn from their mistakes. They will also help when you make mistakes by pointing you in the right direction.

Mentors will point you in the right direction

Don’t Get Discouraged

Failure is not something you should let bring you down. It is one of the best things that could happen to you. When you fail you know that you took a chance. From taking that chance you had an opportunity to learn. Learning is the most important part of growing as a person or growing a business. You don’t think that people because successful without failure do you?

Remember the only thing that is holding you back is fear of failure. If you think about it failure is an opportunity to learn. Why on earth would you be scared of learning? Get out there and start failing more. But make sure that every time you fail you are learning and using that knowledge to grow yourself or your business. Life is to short to be fearful of failure.

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