“If you want to turn your life you’re going to have to start making things happen and stop allowing things to happen to you” – Kyra Davis
If you are reading this then you are someone who: A. Wants to improve their life B. Wants to see an instant return on investment. I can assure you that you have come to the right place. I was someone who had significant things in my life that I wanted (and needed) to change. The only problem was that I wanted to see quick gains from those changes and I did not have the patience for waiting to master something. Through my research and readings, I have learned the following:
- There is no such thing as a quick fix.
- There are no magic pills that will instantly solve your problems.
- Change takes time
- Change takes discipline and routine
Change Does Not Have To Be Hard
There are always ways to effectively get the most out of a new habit or lesson in a creative, fun and easy manner. These “hacks” allow you to quickly adopt habits that will help ingrain the disciplines and routines that will help you, over time, improve your life. Once these disciplines and routines become part of your everyday life they will become second nature and you will reap the everyday benefits from them. This is the Art of Maintenance.
To better illustrate this, let’s use the example of dental hygiene. In order to prevent cavities the fix is simple. Brush and floss your teeth twice a day. Most people do not follow this routine and when it gets close to their dental appointment, they try to make up for their lack of brushing and flossing by brushing extra hard or using mouthwash three times a day. While those that maintain a steady consistent routine of brushing and flossing their teeth have nothing to worry about because they have “maintained” good oral hygiene throughout the past six months. This is the power of maintenance. This is also the power of failure to adhere to maintenance. Doing so can result in dire consequences as well as a lack of ability to do anything about it. This is where the phrase “Too little too late” comes from.
How This Blog Can Help With Change
The purpose of this blog is to teach you about the importance of maintenance in areas that everyone needs to consider: Health, Finance, Personality, Career, Fitness, Appearance. If you are reading that list and are thinking, “Pssh I don’t need to care about those now” then you are exactly the person who should be reading this blog. Whether you agree with it or not, these areas govern almost all aspects of your life. They may not seem important now because they are not an issue now. Each blog post will take on a behavior or habit that can help improve your life in one of the six areas listed above. Each behavior or habit will explain the problem that it is trying to solve, hacks for simply integrating this into your life and the benefits you can expect.
As a final word of caution, please use your best judgment when adopting any of the hacks provided in this blog. Do not attempt anything that will put you at risk. The content provided comes from my own experience and what may work for me will not work for everyone. Treat the advice in this blog as suggestions rather than explicit recommendations.
Enjoy. And happy improvements!