Welcome back to Section four on creation. So, when we look at creation, we have to understand that most people have developed the habit of procrastination in their life. This habit can be very detrimental to success and to change. If you want to create something great, you need to initiate action, to achieve it, to achieve that goal you need to act. So when we're talking about personal change, it can only happen if you change from within. And I've stated this a couple times, there is no way that any other person in the world can control you.
As much as you can control yourself. Other people can influence you, you can influence others, but you can't force anybody else to change and nobody else can force you to change. All change comes from within. We all know that everything in this world is changing so fast. You There's developments going on all over the place. And whether we like it or not, we need to change for the better, or will end up getting left behind.
Either your environment will create your personality, or you will create your personality through embracing change and making improvements on your terms. And that's what we're talking about when we're talking about creation. It's making the changes that you need to make so that you can improve on your own terms. So when we're talking about creation, remember that action is always better than inaction. If you want to achieve something great, you need to initiate action to achieve that goal. initiating the action is almost the most difficult thing that you can do because the procrastination people hold off they wait there, you know, is it the right time?
Is it not the right time? Should I start today? Should I wait till tomorrow? Well, tomorrow might be better day. There's always procrastination and when I always tell all my coaching Clients is action is better than inaction, start to day even if it's a small little action, take the step and do it. Now.
The next thing when you talk about creation is you need to be self discipline. You have to develop better habits, ones that you'll use to discipline yourself to make the necessary changes to become more optimistic, so that the habits will become difficult to break because if you can put a positive spin on your habits, they will become more difficult to break down. When we're talking about the action steps, divide each one of those activities into tasks, smaller tasks. And when you're talking about tasks, make sure there's always a timeline associated to all tasks, all actions, all activities, so that you put a deadline on each activity to give you something to focus on. So if you can break down any activity into tasks Makes it twice as likely that you will be able to reach it because you'll have a plan of action that will help you move forward.
One of the things that we talked about when we're talking about personal change is breaking down your old habits and unlocking them. Now that can be very difficult, but if you if you associate a better habit, with an old habit, you can change the habit by unfreezing it and making it something that you can actually change. So if you want to make change, you need to alter your habits. We all you know you hear it all the time about delayed gratification for future satisfaction. I'm a chore person is capable of sacrificing the present satisfactions for a more gratifying future satisfaction. And this is very key because as you're going through your plan, you cannot get deep From the action steps that you need to take to get instant gratification because if you do that you're going to fall back into old habits and you're not going to see it through.
So always remember that delayed gratification, and the success that you'll feel when you reach your goal will be much more enjoyable. Never give up. It takes consistency to overcome and pull away from your old habits. You must not give up. When you relapse or when something gets in your way. Always push through.
Learn new habits, to cement any action in your life. You need to break your old habits and create and cement new habits into your life. And this takes practice to do it consistently. You need to take responsibility for any change that you want. Do not leave your development to the mercy of outside forces. You must take responsible for your own personal growth.
And do not wait until a job loss or a change in the economy occurs before you take that responsibility and move yourself to become a better person so that you can get a better job and improve the life and have the life that you want. Now, when we're talking about action steps under the creation section, the challenge here is always to make a change for the better. If you can take the challenge and start creating new steps in your change patterns. Many doors will open for you and I I wholeheartedly agree with this. I've seen it happen so many times, new possibilities will be created and happiness will never be far be behind that. Those possibilities.
I've seen so many people just make a small change in their life and doors open. So positive change once To begin with, you know, building yourself up and focusing on internal habits and goals, you will see the external world improve just because of the way you're looking at the external world. So when we talk about action steps action step number one for the section is write down your high level action steps and create smart tasks. Smart tasks are specific, measurable, actionable, realistic, and time based. Write down each task with a time deadline to complete that task. So write them all down.
Then, once you've written them all down, complete one of the tasks at a time and start today. Complete one task then complete the next task. Complete the next task until you've reached the goal that you want to make in your life and the change that you want to make. And by following that process and do not procrastinate each day, get up. Complete your action step, complete the action steps that are required and you'll be able to move