I’m trying out an Amazon promotion feature on my first book, Greater Than. For the next couple of days, it will be $0.99 and then up to $1.99 before going to full price.
Greater Than is part of the Little Book Series For Big Success. Each book is a quick read intended to give you tools and insights to help you achieve greater level of sustainable success in your life. No get rich quick type of schemes. Just practical advice and motivation that you can work into your daily life, starting today. Make each day a little better than the day before and you will quickly see big changes accumulate in your life. Make success part of your daily habits.
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Today is New Year’s Day. It is day made for change and recommitment. Chapter 8 from Greater Than seemed appropriate for today. The book is available on Amazon today for free. I hope you enjoy it.
Have a wonderful, challenging and productive New Year!!!
Chapter 8 – Today is greater than tomorrow
“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” – Pablo Picasso
Too frequently we get stuck in analysis paralysis. Not only does this phrase rhyme and roll off the tongue nicely, it succinctly sums up what many of us do at some point in our lives. Analysis paralysis is when we are too afraid to move forward, we use “not having enough information” as an excuse to not take any action. It sounds like, “I’ll start my diet once I read the book on the caveman diet.” Of course, after they read the caveman diet, they will put it off another week because they need to go shopping for special caveman food. I don’t know what caveman food is. I haven’t read the book. And then they…… I don’t know what it will be but it will be some excuse to not take action. Of course, people say these things while eating their eighth slice of cake from their failure party.
How do you avoid analysis paralysis? Break your goal down into small pieces. Some pieces will require more information. Some won’t. Start working on those pieces where you know enough today to take some action. Any action. For those pieces that you need to know more, define exactly what you need to know just to take one more step forward. Once you learn a little, take a step forward. Learn more, then take another step. The important thing is to take action today.
Tomorrow we’ll party. The day after we will recover from the partying. That makes today a perfect day to prepare for the new year. I recently published a book Greater Than that is perfect for helping people get started on New Year’s Resolutions. The whole concept of the book is to read it in under an hour and get right to applying various tools your life right away.
Greater Than is free through January 1st, so download it now.
Above all else, I wish you a great new year.
The University of Scranton teamed with the Journal of Clinical Psychology and reviewed New Year’s Resolutions (See summary here). Only 8% of the population succeeded at their prior year’s New Year’s Resolutions. 25% of people drop their New Year’s Resolution by the end of the first week. A third of people drop their resolution by the end of the first month.
There are a number of factors influencing resolution success. A very typical issue is that people tend to NOT plan out how they are going to actually achieve their resolution. The most common resolution is losing weight. Losing weight comes down to three factors; eating fewer calories, eating healthier and moving more. To be successful at achieving a weight loss resolution, a person needs to plan out how are they going to track and reduce calories, how are they going to ensure they eat more and how are they going to move more. While it is ok for the goal to be a little lose, the more specific a person is on how he/she will accomplish the actions that lead to achieving the goal, the more likely he/she will lose the weight.
Be very specific on your action plans. Ask yourself the five “W” and an “H” questions. What are you going to do? Why are you doing this action? When will you do it? Where will you do it? Who are you going to do it with? Finally, How are you going to do it? Once you have these questions all laid out, put your action plans in your calendar and set reminders on your phone. Look over your plan. Are their any obstacles to accomplishing the plan as you laid out? Address them now. If you say you are going to go to the gym at 6 am every morning but your schedule has you getting to bed at 2 am, your plan probably isn’t going to work for long. You are better off addressing these issues before you even start.
I’ve recently published a book Greater Than that is very appropriate for achieving New Year’s Resolutions. Greater Than is the first in the series The Little Book Series for Big Success. Each book in this series is meant to be read in under an hour and is constructed in a way where you can start applying its techniques immediately. Greater Than give thirteen different tools, techniques and strategies that will help you reach your resolution goals.
Please like or share if you know someone who needs a little help with their resolutions. We all could use a little help once in awhile.
Christmas seems like a wonderful day to publish my first book in The Little Book Series For Big Success. Each book in the series can be read in under an hour, so that you can immediately start applying the tools and techniques to start improving your life and reaching your goals. Great Than is build on the philosophy that starting small and starting immediately is the most effective way to make massive and yet sustainable longterm improvements in your life. The book covers a lot of different topics and gets straight to tools you can start using today. It is a great book for making your New Year’s Resolutions stick for the first time. Check it out on Amazon here: Greater Than.