What is the easiest route to success

The easiest way to succeed

"What's the easiest thing I can do to change my life very quickly?"

We live in a society in which we value knowledge above everything. Some of us read every book we can get our hands on, attend seminars, and have an answer for just about everything.

However, if we look at how knowledge relates to our own results, we often enough experience a blatant disproportion.

The problem: knowledge is only useful if it is applied.

The potential is there, we're just not exhausting it.

Not a fairy tale: knowledge giants and application dwarfs

Most of us are knowledge giants and application dwarfs. Even in my job it's no different. It is not uncommon for a coach to use the services of the other to apply his own teachings to his life.

We can only apply our knowledge if we know ourselves well enough. Otherwise, any good intentions will be washed away by the life that is going on right now.

For it to work differently, we would probably have to stop our lives. For understandable reasons, this is neither useful nor possible for many of us.

Then what can we do?

Yes, what can we do so that we do not have the external world in view every day, but also our very own inner world?

The simplest and most effective thing we can do is keep a diary. If we invest a few minutes in ourselves every morning and evening, we quickly realize what is going on within us. So we can finally work on ourselves.

That is also an important contribution to our decisions. Because how can we know what we want if we don't even know our motives?

How do we start?

At the beginning of the day, we immediately focus on what we want to achieve. To do this, we ask ourselves a few questions:

  1. What do you want to move today?
  2. What are your goals?
  3. Who are you going to move today? On what occasions?
  4. How do you live your mission?
  5. Today I use my new knowledge about ... on the following occasions.

We usually lose sight of our goals and our mission the quickest. With the diary we develop the necessary focus. We also plan the use of what we have learned in this way. Most of the time there is a connection between the application of new knowledge and our goals. One promotes the other. This is how motivation arises.

Let daylight shine on the hidden motifs

As diary writers, we are happy to answer these questions. Sometimes there is still a certain internal pressure. Something wants to come to light. Usually this is an event that preoccupies us or a fear that has crept in. Just write down what it is and ask yourself more questions.

For example: “Mr. Müller is such an Axxxx, he will definitely never buy anything from us”. The right question would then be: “Is it really like that, or is it only I perceiving it that way? If so, why could he be exactly an Axxxx? "

I think the principle is clear. In this way we can question a lot of what otherwise moves us unconsciously.

“Moved” is the right word here. Because that's how we get behind our true motives. Perhaps we don't find Mr Müller so likeable because he refuses to give us the recognition that we would like to have from him. Maybe we should give ourselves the approval first before we expect it from others?

We take control and influence again. We react beforehand rather than acting in a planned manner.

At the same time, this is also an important contribution to our decision-making clarity.

In the evening we should praise the day

In the evening we will answer a few questions again:

  1. What were you able to implement of your resolutions?
  2. What was really good?
  3. What did you learn?
  4. What do you want to do better tomorrow?
  5. What is still moving you now?

The evening diary entry serves as an appreciation for our day. Without this second entry, many people quickly lose interest in writing their morning diaries. The evening makes sense in the whole tangible.

A healthy outlet

We recognize our progress and learn what we can do even better. At the same time, the 5th question serves as a valve. Especially people who cannot sleep so well benefit from it.

Because once our anger and worries are on paper, we don't have to worry about them all the time.

By the way: Almost all success icons from the past and from today keep a diary. Maybe they are what they are because they are?

What do you think?

This post is accompanied by @Entscheidertipp via Twitter.

/ 3 comments / by Kai-Jürgen LietzKeywords:Decision-making clarity, success, success journal, motivation, written thinking, diary, valve