Today is Day One or One Day. If you want to start doing something, do it today. This does not have to be an elaborate training regimen, just walk, drink more water and eat smaller portions. That is a great Day One of training. Start now.
Plan Your Day – Do Your Plan. Chances are you will be more likely to finish a workout planned in the day if done first thing in the morning. Getting into the early rise habit and immediately exercising is life changing in so many areas as you feel like you have made yourself some time to focus on YOU – without children, work and other schedules requiring your time. Additionally, you will feel much more awake and more productive throughout the day.
Make Habit Building a Goal. Instead of focusing first on your weight, inches lost or fitness performance, focus on building the habit of training. Even if you just get up out of bed at the same time and just walk and stretch – do it! Building your fitness habit at the same time is critical to your long-term success no matter what goal you set for yourself. Once you have built some consistency with your training schedule, any goal you seek is within your reach.\
Beware of Week 3 to 4. Statistically speaking, this period is when people succeed or fail. Getting past this 21-28 day zone is like your own little “hell week.” Most people do not do well this week and start to fall off the wagon of training. Think of New Year’s Resolutions. No one even uses the word “resolution” by the end of January. Try something new this week to spice up your training to help avoid the monotony that can come with doing the same thing day after day.
Pace Yourself. When starting a habit, it is easy to get started highly motivated and do too much, too soon, too fast. Start the habit of training every other day for the first few weeks. Then add in something easy like just walking on the days in between weights, calisthenics or more challenging workouts. Eventually, if you pace yourself in the beginning, you will be more likely to maintain that pace for the long term.
Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,
And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment,
A good decision is based on knowledge and not numbers.Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.The beginning is the most important part of the work.Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, you cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation.
As any farmer knows, the growth of a crop only happens when the right ingredients are present. To harvest plentiful fields, the farmer has to begin by planting the right seed in rich topsoil where sunlight and water can help the seed to sprout, mature, and bear fruit. If any of the ingredients (seeds, topsoil, sunlight, or water) are missing, the crop won’t grow.
Growing as a leader also requires the proper ingredients. Unless the right attitudes and actions are cultivated an aspiring leader will sputter and fail rather than growing in influence. Let’s look at five basic qualities essential for growth in leadership.
Arrogance crowds out room for improvement. That’s why humility is the starting point for personal growth. As Erwin G. Hall said, ‘An open mind is the beginning of self-discovery and growth. We can’t learn anything new until we can admit that we don’t already know everything.’
Adopting a beginner’s mindset helps you to be teachable. Beginners are aware that they don’t know it all, and they proceed accordingly. As a general rule, they’re open and humble, noticeably lacking in the rigidity that often accompanies experience and achievement. It’s easy enough to have a beginner’s mind when you’re actually a beginner, but maintaining teachability gets trickier in the long term especially when you’ve already achieved some degree of success.
Growth as a leader involves temporary loss. It may mean giving up familiar but limiting patterns, safe but unrewarding work, values no longer believed in, or relationships that have lost their meaning. Whatever the case, everything we gain in life comes as a result of sacrificing something else. We must give up to go up.
To keep learning throughout life, you have to be willing, no matter what your position is, to say, ‘I don’t know.’ It can be hard for executives to admit lacking knowledge because they feel as if everyone is looking to them for direction, and they don’t want to let people down their people. However, followers aren’t searching for perfection in their leaders. They’re looking for an honest, authentic, and courageous leader who, regardless of the obstacles facing the organization, won’t rest until the problem is solved.
Listen, learn, and ask questions from somebody successful who has gone on before you. Borrow from their experiences so that you can avoid their mistakes and emulate their triumphs. Solicit feedback and take to heart what you’re told. The criticism of friends may seem bitter in the short-term but, when heeded; it can save you from falling victim to your blind spots.
Knowledge has a limited shelf life. Unless used immediately or carefully preserved, it spoils and becomes worthless. Put the lessons you learn into practice so that your insights mature into understanding.