Have you ever felt that you do so much for so many but not enough for you? I know I have. And I also know that there is certainly something you can about it.
You don’t have to wait for circumstances to get better or do a complete upheaval in your life to have a more positive outcome. Small steps can lead to big changes.
If your life is not where you wish it to be, a few simple changes along with dedication can really make your life pop. You really can be your own best friend.
Here are several ways to make a more positive impact on your own life … all it takes is a little practice and a lot of awareness every day.
Positive Impact Tip 1: Try New Things
The beauty about trying new things is that you get to see what you like and what you don’t like, while also figuring out what works in your life and what does not work. The more new things you try, the more resilient you become, as well.
If you try something and it does not work out, you are still a success because you stepped out of your comfort zone to try in the first place. Regardless of whether or not it worked for you, you still had the courage to try. That makes you an instant success and a more positive person in your own life.
Here are some examples of where I tried new things:
When I was in High School, I would only read science fiction. Because of a class assignment, I was forced to read something by a favorite author of mine that was not in that genre. It became one of my favorite books by him! Now I regularly check out new genres and authors and have found some surprisingly good stories, as well as a few I’ll never read again!
In my 20s, I decided to use a coupon I received in the mail to take some belly dance lessons. I enjoyed it so much, I joined the teacher’s troupe! I made new friends, discovered a dance form I was good at, and gained a more positive relationship with my body just by trying something new.
When I first started dating my fiancé, I decided to try something new and just be myself. I decided to throw all my quirks at him. My reasoning was that if he didn’t like what was “wrong” with me, then I really didn’t want to be with him. Rather than scare him away — something I was afraid of all my life, and the reason I worked so hard to be what the men I was dating wanted me to be — I endeared myself to him. Turns out, he actually loves all (well, most) of those things about me.
As you can see, trying new things helped me learn, grow and attract better experiences into my life. I suspect, it will have the same results for you.
Positive Impact Tip 2: Be Accomplished
Once you have honed in on the things or thing that you like and do well at, take it to the next level and accomplish it with all your might. The art of being accomplished makes you a more positive person to be around and gives you the self-confidence edge over others.
For example, I am a good writer … and have been since I was very young. But I don’t sit on my laurels. I continue to practice, read and take classes in all sorts of writing forms, continuously working to improve my craft. As I see it, I can always get better!
Positive Impact Tip 3: Run with the Momentum
Once you have started the ball rolling, you will notice that you begin to pick up momentum. Stay focused and continue expanding and exploring that momentum. It will be like the proverbial snowball and get bigger and bigger as it gains momentum down that hill. This will create more positive things to come your way.
This momentum may show up in the same area of your life you are working on. However, it may also show up in other areas. For example, focusing on improving your health may create momentum in your business. Focusing on improving your business may create momentum in your relationships. Life is interconnected, improving one area often improves other areas, as well.
Positive Impact Tip 4: Be Intentional
If you want to have a more positive impact in your own life, set intentions. Set an intention and then go after it with dedication every day. Even if you only take a small step in the direction of your goals, when you are intentional you set the road to positive gains in motion.
Intention is a powerful force. It gives your mind focus and gives your brain a path to help you with. Let me explain.
Let’s say you’ve decided to buy a new blue Chevy Spark. All of a sudden, you’ll not only notice Chevy Spark everywhere, but blue ones to boot! This is your reticular activation system (RAS) at work. This area of your brain, takes your beliefs and helps you notice things that support those beliefs. So, when you set an intention, you are, in effect, telling your RAS to look for things that support that intention. Therefore, you’ll be more able to notice opportunities to help you with that intention.
Positive Impact Tip 5: Declare It
When you declare something to someone else about what you are intending to do, you sort of give your word. It is much easier to achieve a goal and make a positive impact on your own life when you tell others that you will do something, because now you feel more obliged to keep your word.
So, as you can see, making a more positive impact on your own life, is something that is an achievable goal, and something that you can easily fit into your every day life.