How Writing For 10 Minutes Each Morning Can Change Your Life 227

How Writing For 10 Minutes Every Day Can Change Your Life, Let's Reach Success

The first hour of your day is a sacred time.

It defines the course of the rest of the day. It’s time only for yourself. And it’s when your mind is most susceptible and whatever you engage it in, affects you strongly.

I believe that if you change your morning ritual, you can change your life.

Especially if you spare ten minutes for writing down what’s on your mind.

It’s a successful technique because each of its elements is powerful. Here they are:

1. Early morning.

Establishing a routine is so worth it. But there’s something absolutely amazing about doing it in the early hours.

All great people, the creative ones, those in the business world, and everyone who can be considered productive, know the benefits of a morning routine.

It helps you kickstart your day, get stuff done, fill yourself with energy and positive thoughts and get out there more confident and fresh than ever.

2. Writing.

You don’t need to be a writer, or to even enjoy the process.

But if you start doing it, if you start writing down the things that go on in your head all the time, you’ll do the right thing.

It’s a therapy. It helps you get things out and even find out new things about yourself.

3. Journal.

If you want to write short stories, work on your book, make poems, blog or create content that you’ll eventually share with others, leave it for later.

Because the routine I’m talking about here is specific – it includes getting up early, sitting down, eliminating distractions and writing down a few pages with personal notes.

It’s all about you. No one else. The others are probably still sleeping at that time.

So be brutally honest and write down the exact thoughts you have at this moment. Do that for a few minutes.

Share ideas that pop up in your mind, something you dreamt about, dreams or goals, opinion on something that bothers you, the tasks you have to do today, which ones are more important and why, what makes you happy and what doesn’t, etc.

You may feel some resistance in the beginning, if you don’t write regularly. It’s normal. That’s how the body and mind react to every new behavior we introduce to them.

But keep doing that for a week and you’ll find yourself being more open-minded, writing more freely, having more to say, and feeling much better after that.

After some time you’ll start feeling some changes:

  • you’ll look forward to writing in the morning;
  • you’ll have an established morning routine;
  • you’ll focus more easily;
  • the problems later in the day won’t affect you that much any more, nor will people and their drama;
  • you’ll be more creative;
  • you’ll begin to prioritize and know what’s essential;
  • you’ll leave the house energized;
  • your mind will be clearer;
  • keeping a journal will help you organize your thoughts;
  • it will make you see your life from another point of view;
  • you’ll come up with new ideas.

A good life consists of good days. If you start each one of them with energy, focus, positive attitude and successful rituals, you’ll surprise yourself by the progress you’ll make in a few weeks and that will affect so many other areas of your life.

And if you add to that the simple and yet brilliant habit of journaling your thoughts in the early hours, you’ll change your life in more ways than you can imagine.

And if you want to see how someone successful actually does that, here’s what Tim Ferriss writes about right after he wakes up.

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I recently created a whole book about morning pages. Inside you’ll find all the questions you ever had about this practice answered in a simple and understandable way.

Check it out.

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Hunt Down Your Goals and Become Fearless Like a Lion 12

Hunt Down Your Goals and Become Fearless Like a Lion

To be fearless is to dare yourself to think new thoughts, take risks, fail and find the courage to start again.

In order to change, you must face the uncomfortable, because fear is not supposed to run you. Instead, it is a call to action.

We all have fear and we must never let it paralyze our dreams. If 2017 was an unsuccessful year, hopefully, this article will inspire you to take action.

I know how it feels when you are tired of listening to those inner voices of doubt. Slowly, the anger builds up inside. Despite those feelings, you can channel fear and anger in the right way and start to hunt for your dreams. Throughout my life, I felt a renewed hunger and drive to succeed when I simply let go of denial, accepted full responsibility and took affirmative action.

“Everybody wants to eat but a few are willing to hunt”

In today’s cold reality humans do not like to see anyone other than themselves succeed. Most will never take the next step to improve their life or the lives of their future generations to come. We are pushing towards survival of the fittest.

Tell me, when a lion hunts does it care what is in its way? No. The lion is in pursuit because it is relentless.

You must become the king of the jungle. All the things that make up our lives are in intricate balance and you must fight to protect your dreams.

1. Be fearless like a lion.

A lion has no fear of any challenge, so how do I become fearless?

My simple answer to overcoming fear is that I wake up with the burning desire in my heart. The burning desire is created by repeating positive affirmations like I CAN and I WILL.

Hidden somewhere deep down within you, there is that courage to dare yourself.

Ask yourself who is really stopping you? Go out there and let loose and you will learn what great lengths you are capable of going to.

Your first job before you start hunting is to find the fighter within you.

2. Know your limits and then defy them.

You’ve reached a certain limit but just can’t seem to go that extra mile. Once you become fearless, you become limitless.

A mind that is fearless has the urge to take more action and that is where you become defiant. Try your best to understand what you are doing wrong as sometimes it is easy to give up hope. So focus your attention on studying the obstacle in detail.

As you achieve one goal, you have the mental capacity, maturity and experience to face a new challenge. Therefore, your hunger and appetite for more success increase. Keep pushing no matter what and you will eventually break through.

I know for sure it is difficult at first, but now you’ve successfully defied the odds.

3. Think of a plan, visualize it and execute it.

A lion stalks its prey from a distance and seldom charges as it grows closer and closer displaying deadly predatory behaviour.

Never rush to execute a plan as it takes careful selection. Be clear what you want just as the lion calculates timing. 

Visualization is a vital tool to programme your subconscious mind in order to create that bridge of what is non-existent into reality, which is capturing your goal.

4. Be willing to accept failure.

Failures are what propel anyone forward their current success. We can certainly learn from our failures, but our intentions should be to succeed in accomplishing our goals! Failure is then a learning process, not a reason to accept defeat. You are the king, show no remorse!!!

Motivation from Will Smith is perhaps one of my favorites. Here’s one speech:

5. Have a winning attitude every day.

To keep the cycle of motivation in constant momentum you must work hard too.

The winning attitude is created by approaching your life with discipline and putting in the hours of practice.

I like to perform a reflective practice and personal development, which enables me to identify areas where I am falling down and thus need to pay more attention to.

6. Don’t allow criticism to defeat you.

We are afraid what others think of us, what we have or what we are going to do. It is you that must make that self-promise to finish what you started.

Every once in a while, a lion must remind everyone what he is capable of.

You are the king of the jungle. Own it!

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This article was written by Usman Mahmood. Besides working in the field of science helping patients through genetic testing, his purpose is to empower and inspire people in life with motivational videos, messages, articles, and stories from around the world. He loves to engage creative and ambitious minds on his Facebook page.