If you are like me, then it’s likely that you are heading into a normal day of routine and predictability. A full schedule. A long to-do list. Making sure that everyone else’s needs are met. And perhaps already managing your expectations that once again, you might not achieve the results that you truly desire for yourself today. That somehow your own life is not within your control and whatever happens today, happens and you will just figure out how to deal with it.

And chances are that today is a lot like yesterday and the day before that and the day before that. Same thought patterns and same results.


So, how do we begin to break a cycle like this? How do ensure that we get the results that we want and create time for the things that matter to us?

The good news is that we do not have to wait for circumstances (the job, the family, the to-do list) to change in order to experience new results. We don’t have to wait to lose the weight, fall in love, or earn more money in order to create the results that we want. Results are generated by the thoughts we think, not by circumstances. Plain and simple. And that is incredible, because it means that get to take full responsibility for our lives. We decide what we think, which affects how we feel, which inspires action, which creates our results.

Positive thoughts always create positive results. That knowledge is so powerful.

So when I find myself in a results rut, I know that I need to change my thinking and here’s how I do it.

First, I focus on a new result that I want for myself and why I want it. Getting connected to the ‘why’ gives us so much information to work with.

Then ask myself these questions.

What do I need to do in order to create this new result?
What do I need to feel in order to create this new result?
What do I need to think in order to create this new result?

Breaking old patterns and cycles doesn’t happen on it’s own. And it doesn’t happen while we wait for the world or people around us to change. Creating new results begins with working in our minds and no one can do that work for us. It’s an inside job.

So if today, you are looking to do something a little differently – change the routine and predictability or create more time for yourself, why not give this exercise a try and see what happens. I know from experience that it works, every time. And makes all the difference – in going from feeling ‘whatever happens, happens’ to feeling in control of creating the results that you really want for yourself. Powerful.

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