日期:2011-08-12 10:03


1. Get clear about what you want. A boat that wanders aimlessly never reaches the shore. You need to have some direction to help guide you along the way.


2. Start small. Don't set yourself up for falling back into your old life. Start with the smallest action you can take today and just do that.


3. Focus on what not how. If you continually focus on how you are going to accomplish massive transitions in your life, you will never begin taking those small actions. Worrying about a future that will most likely never come to pass is a waste of both your time and energy. Put your focus where it matters most—what do you want for your life? Once you focus on the what, and start taking those small actions, the how will take care of itself.


4. Don't think about how long it has been this way. It does not matter how long things have been this way in your life, today is the day that you can start to change. It just takes your unwavering commitment and one small action. Then repeat this step again tomorrow.


5. Create accountability for yourself. You need people who know and support your efforts to keep you on track in this process. You need accountability that tomorrow you are going to keep pushing forward. You need someone to help you see things in a different way, to call you out on your excuses, and to keep you going when you'd rather give up. Build yourself a support system, and let those who would question or undermine your efforts go along their way.


6. Don't give in to the negative self-talk. You are in control of your mind, not the other way around. Choose to look at things in a different perspective. Choose to keep your options open and your dreams alive. When the negative discussion starts, choose to be stronger than your thoughts.


7. Open yourself to possibility. If you close yourself off to the world, you are going to miss a lot of amazing things. You need to create a sort of blank slate within yourself to begin reconstructing how you see the world.


8. Be willing to let things go. One of the biggest gifts you can give yourself in this process is freedom. By releasing the burden of your stuff, you will find that there is plenty of time and space to create the life you want to live. Focus on the number of commitments you have in your life, the things you feel that you have to do. Start thinking about all the stuff in your life, and what you can do to begin clearing it away.


9. Take care of yourself first. In the never-ending race we have created out of our lives, the first person we always neglect is ourselves. You can't wait for the world to quiet down before you start focusing on your own well-being. Keeping such a frantic pace only leaves you exhausted and not of much use to the people depending on you. To be of great service to others, you must first take care of yourself.


10. Stop and reflect along the way. When you start implementing the first nine points on this list, you may find yourself caught in the momentum of change. Time passes quickly in our lives, and as we grow and change so too does our vision of the life we want to live. Make sure that you take time to simply reflect on what you have accomplished, where you are at right now, and where you are headed—then plan some small action steps for tomorrow.


  • reflectv. 反映,反射,归咎
  • negativeadj. 否定的,负的,消极的 n. 底片,负数,否定
  • trackn. 小路,跑道,踪迹,轨道,乐曲 v. 跟踪,追踪
  • franticadj. 疯狂的,狂乱的
  • neglectvt. 忽视,疏忽,忽略 n. 疏忽,忽视
  • accomplishedadj. 娴熟的,有造诣的,完成的,有成就的,毫无疑问的
  • perspectiven. 远景,看法,透视 adj. 透视的
  • slaten. 板岩,石板,石片,石板色,候选人名单 adj. 暗
  • massiveadj. 巨大的,大规模的,大量的,大范围的
  • willingadj. 愿意的,心甘情愿的