7 easy techniques to change your future!

7 habits to change your future! Easy techniques to try from now.
To achieve goals is not easy, but there is always someone around you who accomplish it.

Why can they do that? Because they know how to think and act, the ways necessary for their achievement as their habits. 

Let me explain how you can accomplish your goals, with ways of thinking and acting learned from people who knows “achievement techniques”.



 

 7 habits to change your future!

 

1. Decide a holiday first

Suppose you are to start studying for some kind of a qualification exam from tomorrow. It is difficult to make a good use of time while you work.

Many people often “draw up a schedule” first.

For example,

“Study for an hour after work on Mondays”

“3 hours of studying is possible on Wednesdays because I have no extra work”

“Study predominantly on this part in the first month, and then that part in the second month” etc.

It is not bad to draw a schedule.

But you should be careful.

Ended up just drawing the schedule, is no good.

You may have experienced it before. I do in the past, drawing a detailed schedule but couldn’t actually practice it and gave up.

Needless to say it has no meaning and the time spent to draw schedule was wasted.

I think “just set up holidays” is effective. I do the same now.

Which means not to schedule “when to study”, but just decide “when you take days off”. Leave other days free of detailed plan.

There are two merits in this. One is that you can avoid a pain from not following a schedule. You get excited when planning, but usually feel painful when actually practice it. If there is no detailed plan for everyday, you won’t have a stress of following the plan precisely.

Another merit is that you have an enjoyment of deciding what to do everyday. You can decide what to study everyday, and it releases you from stress.

If you draw up a schedule, everyday becomes a routine. You feel bored for doing same thing at the same time everyday. You won’t get bored if you do different things everyday.

It maybe a surprising way, but “decide just holidays” prevent you from quitting in a short period.

 

2. Repetitive exercises reduce pain of effort

You may have several wishes, goals or dreams, such as;

“Want to lose weight and become more beautiful”

“Want to earn more money by foreign exchange”

“Want to study abroad”

Keep trying for them to come true is important.

However, making an effort is stressful and therefore many of you might quit.

If so, try to solve a problem of quitting theoretically.

“Effort” is necessary to make an accomplishment, but as I said effort is stressful and leads to quitting. Therefore you can continue if the effort becomes not stressful.

Try “to repeat things twice”. For example when solving a problem for the exam, the first time is stressful, but how about the second time? Isn’t it easier? That’s because you know the answer and the strategy already.

The knowledge you got from effort makes the questions easier for you. By repeating twice, you don’t feel stressed and therefore can continue studying.

The only thing you need to concern is to repeat while your memory is still fresh.

If the second practice is few months after the first one, you forget what you’ve learned and feel pain at the second time again.

So it is important to repeat on the next day or before you forget.

In this method, to make dramatic progress in a short time is difficult, as you spend twice as much time for repetition. However repetition deeply engraves knowledge in your memories and maybe it has the long term effect.

 

3. Record your effort

“Recording diet” once became popular in Japan. It is the painless way to lose weight, without controlling calories or exercises.

It is basically the method to write down what you eat and drink, with their calories.

It is same as keeping household accounts. If you can see and understand what you have bought, you would pay attention to your spending and eventually learn a smart way of spending. The recording diet is the same. By understanding how much calories you have eaten, you will naturally limit calories and eventually leads to loss of weight.

So practice the same way in making an effort. Write down time and what you have studied everyday. It’s a diary of studying.

By this diary, you can decide to study longer on a weekend” or decide what to study. It results in higher effect rather than just studying randomly.

Make a habit of recording, your feeling toward effort and studying changes gradually, and can accomplish goals.

 

4. The way to change environment

You see students studying in cafes in the American dramas or movies. It is maybe familiar to those who studied abroad.

Don’t you think, as Japanese, they are cool?

In Western countries, the way of studying is completely different from that of Japan. It is common to study just facing the desk with your back straight in Japan.

On the contrary, students in the United Stated are lying on the bed or sitting on a floor to study.

As American people tend to think rationally, the result is more important than attitude or enthusiasm. How about adopt that idea?

I used to study for a qualification exam, but I don’t use notes and pen to study. Instead I lay on bed and kept reading the text over and over. If there is something I should concern, I record it on computer.

I didn’t have a study desk at me house and I was always lying down while studying. I think it’s OK, because I could pass the exam. Sometimes it’s better to prefer result rather than attitude or enthusiasm.

When changing the environment to study, forget about attitude and enthusiasm. You can look for a stylish cafe, or buy a comfortable mattress.

Prepare a place you can study with less stress.

 

 5. Figure out the way to set up goal

You know the importance of setting up a goal, but do you know about “the bad goal” you shouldn’t set up? Once you have a bad goal, you’re likely to fail or can’t feel a sense of fulfillment after accomplishment.

Examples are as follows:

-You work hard for a qualification because you can’t be promoted at work without it

-You make effort to meet a quota because you don’t want to be reprimanded

-You want to get some qualifications because you worry about your future

These goals are difficult to achieve, because you are seeing yourself negatively.

Such reasons like “can’t be promoted”, “to avoid to be reprimanded” or “worries” are not the reasons to make things positive, but just to make it zero from negative.

Therefore you will get tired of yourself and lose motivation, or you can’t feel a sense of fulfillment or achievement because you just made it to zero.

Wise people rather think in following way;

-By getting the certain qualification, I can step-up with a new job

-By meeting a quota, the amount of bonus rises and I can travel abroad

-By getting this qualification, I can possibly set up my own business in future

Ordinary positive thinking and you’ll be more motivated and fulfilled with achievement because you work to make things from zero to positive. You can feel yourself improved.

Make a habit of thinking positively, to make things positive from zero. It reduces the risk of giving up and not feeling a sense of fulfillment.

 

6. Know what you want

When setting up a goal, do you think of the purpose of it? There should be something you want to accomplish, but why do you feel so?

If you think seriously about it, you can see a certain thing.

This is “what you want”.

To get a qualification means you want it. The qualification itself is what you need, and as there is a demand, you need to supply.

And to stably supply it you need to make an effort. If you are easy to give up, you are not seriously thinking of your demand. Since there is no strong desire to meet your demand, you give up in a short time.

Once again, such thing as getting a qualification or losing weight is “what you are wanting for yourself”. Then why don’t you respond to it. If you can think in this way, you are less bored and can see things objectively, like business, “to meet the demand”.

You are less likely to give up, so be aware of “what you want” as a keywords.

 

7. Effort is not a discipline

Don’t you know anybody who studies reluctantly to take even time out for sleeping? And as a result if he/she gets a qualification, you applaud him/her. It is natural to praise because it’s the result of hard work.

However a risk of giving up is hiding here. When we see people whose effort bears fruit, we imagine of tolerating stress. As a result, a thought of “I don’t want to experience stress” comes to mind and it leads to give up making effort or giving up.

If you have an image of “effort = tolerance”, you can never achieve your goal.

Effort is just an effort, not a discipline or tolerance. The first step is the only stressful part. Imagine when you have a new textbook. To open it up is stressful, but once you open it you can continue studying. Once you take a first step with courage, you can concentrate.

Therefore, get rid of the image of “effort = tolerance”. The people who achieved something didn’t feel as much stress as you think. Just to sweep away your assumption will lead you to accomplish your goals or dreams.

 

 

I hope you liked my advices.

 

I explained the ways of thinking and action to make an achievement. If you make them your habit, you can meet your goal with less stress and pain than you expect.

 

The important thing is to make my advices a habit. By doing so, you won’t give up or become lazy, and just make effort toward your goal.

 

 

Conclusion

 7 habits to change your future!

 1. Decide a holiday first

2. Repetitive exercises reduce pain of effort

3. Record your effort

4. The way to change environment

5. Figure out the way to set up goal

6. Know what you want

7. Effort is not a discipline