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How to Change Your Life in 21 Days!

How to Change Your Life in 21 Day!


1402725_55047002_1200We all have things we want to change in our lives but seem to never make that change. We know we need to change that area. We know making the change would bring us closer to the success we want, but we just don’t make it happen.


Jim Rohn said “Success is something you attract and accumulate by the person you become.” To become successful, you have to become a different person. You have to develop the habits of a successful person. So what’s keeping you from becoming the person that would bring you the success you want?


Your HABITS are keeping you from becoming successful!


One of the big things preventing you from becoming successful is something we’ve already touched on: Habits. Your habits; the things you do habitually, have put you in the situation you are in. If you have the habit of sitting and watching hours of TV every evening, or playing video games all evening, then you probably are not far along getting your business up and running.


The habits you’ve had during your life up to today have created the world you live in today. If your habits have been to waste your time away each day and sleep late each day instead of using your spare time to learn new skills and build your business, then those habits have put you where you are.


On the other hand if your habits have been to use your evenings and other spare time to learn new skills and work on developing yourself and building your business, they those habits have put you closer to your success goals. Habits and discipline are the building blocks of success!


How to change your habits and your life in 21 days!


But how do you change your habits? It’s really simple to do! But it’s hard to do, as well. You change your habits by simply taking one issue at a time and work on that one habit. Then you move on to another habit.


Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the United States, worked to change his bad habits by replacing them with good habits. He set out to develop 13 virtues which he felt he was missing and needed to develop in his life. He didn’t try to change all 13 virtues at the same time. He worked on one till he got it down, then moved on to another one. Developing these 13 virtues as well as the discipline he developed in the process helped make him the successful man that he was in many areas of life.

It typically takes just 21 days to change a habit and make it yours. Then you can move on to the next habit that needs changes.


My face shaving experiment.


I wanted to prove this habit changing concept to myself. Years ago I set out to prove to myself that it actually worked. I decided to change something simple as a test.

My challenge to myself: shave the opposite side of my face first each morning for 21 days. Sounds simple but it was actually a challenge. We form deep habits so that we do things without even thinking. That was the case with my shaving routine. I always shaved the left side of my face first, then the right. My challenge was to switch it and shave the right side first for 21 days.

It was actually hard to remember to start on the right side each day. Some days I’d have to stop myself as I started shaving my left side and force myself to think what I was doing. It was hard, but with each day that I did it got easier. Eventually (after 21 days) it became an engrained habit that I still have to this day.


The lesson for us today.


The lesson I learned then, which still applies to my life and yours, is that we can change any habit we want to if we just put the effort into it to do it one day at a time for 21 days. And we can work on one habit at a time to develop skills and habits to achieve success. Success is not a one-time change. You don’t develop yourself into a successful person in one step. And you don’t develop yourself into a successful person in one day.


It takes changing many little things in your life. Each of these little things builds into the whole changing of yourself into a more successful person. It also takes working on those little things one day at a time until it becomes an engrained habit.


In 21 days you can make a new habit. With each habit you develop; each bad habit you overcome, you become more excited and committed to change more things and develop more good habits. Each new habit leads to another. Each new habit makes it easier to work on the next. In 21 days you can be well on your way to developing the new you.


You can change your life in 21 days!


So what’s stopping you? Let’s get started today on a new life; a life of success and achievement. Start today on one new habit. In 21 days you’ll have it down and that will propel you forward onto the next habit and a better, more successful you.
Here’s to our Success!


Jerry D Ross


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14 Key Traits of Good Learners

We all started life with no knowledge. All we now know we’ve learned as we grew up. Most people finish high school or college and then stop learning. Not Good Learners. Good learners exhibit the traits of good learning and continue to learn all their lives.


Jim Rohn said, “standard education will bring you standard results.” But you and I are not looking for standard results in our lives. We are working to achieve extraordinary results. We are working to achieve extraordinary success.


14 Key Traits of Good Learners


1. Good Learners are Self-Motivated

Good learners are motivated internally more than by outside forces. They are goal oriented and self-motivated to pursue gaining the skills and knowledge needed to advance them to achieving their dreams and vision of success. It takes mental effort to learn a new skill and master it. Good learns are self-motivated enough to put forth that effort and not quit until they learn that skill or knowledge.

Become Self-Educated. Standard Education will bring you Standard results. Jim Rohn


2. Good Learners are Results-Oriented

Good learns are oriented towards the results they are seeking to achieve. They have a goal in mind and work to achieve that goal. They have a vision of what they want their life to be like and what it takes to make it that way. Then they set out to learn what’s needed to achieve that vision. Good learners are results-oriented.


3. Good Learners are Open-Minded

Good learners are open minded in their approach to learning. They are open to other viewpoints and opinions. They are open to learn in various ways and from various sources. They are not stuck just on one or a few personality types to learn from, or just one mode of learning. Good learners are open minded.


4. Good Learners Learn from Their Personal Experience

Good learners learn from their own personal experiences; the good and the bad. They review their past experiences and learn how to improve in the future. They learn from the mistakes so that they won’t make those same mistakes again. They learn from their successes and work to repeat them and improve upon them.

Learn a skill of Reflection… The events of your life are some of the best sources of information. Don’t merely go through your day; get from your day.” ~ Jim Rohn ~


5. Good Learners Learn from Other People’s Experience

Good learn from other peoples experiences. They read books, listen to audio programs, and watch videos by other successful people. They learn how others have done what they want to do and how to apply other’s experiences in their own lives. It’s been said that Leaders are Readers. Well Learners are readers and listeners, etc. Good learners learn from other people’s experiences.


6. Good Learners are Curious and never runs out of questions

Good learners are curious and are constantly asking questions. They ask themselves, is there a better way to do that? I wonder how this successful person achieved their success. Maybe I can learn from them. Good learners are always curious and looking for better solutions.


7. Good Learners are Self-aware and Honest with Self

Good learners are self-aware. They are honest with themselves and not afraid to look at their own lives for learning opportunities. They are aware of their own short comings and honest about what they need to work to improve on. Good learners are self-aware and honest with self.

8. Good Learners are not afraid of making mistakes

Good learners are not afraid of making mistakes. They know they’re not perfect and will make mistakes. But they turn those mistakes into learning opportunities. They know that to succeed, they will make mistakes. They know mistakes are just a part of the process of becoming successful as long as you learn from those mistakes. Good learners are not afraid of making mistakes.

“I have not failed 1,000 times. I have successfully discovered 1,000 ways to NOT make a light bulb.” ~ Thomas Edison ~


9. Good Learners are Persistent in Seeking Understanding

Good learners are persistent in seeking understanding. Few things worthwhile in life come really easy. Learning new skills and knowledge often takes a lot of effort and work. Good learners are willing to put in the time and effort to acquire the skills and understanding they need to reach the next level of success they’re striving for. Good learners are persistent in seeking understanding.


10. Good Learners Learn even when it’s Not Fun

Good learners learn even when it’s not fun. Learning takes work. Sometimes it’s really fun to learn certain skills. But other times it just isn’t fun. That’s when a good learner will just hunker down and put in the effort anyway. Good learners learn even when it’s not fun.


11. Good Learners Internalize What They Learn / They make the knowledge their own

Good learners internalize what they learn. It becomes a part of them and their personality. What they learn changes their lives in some way. They put it into practice and make use of the new skills and knowledge. The make it a part of their lives and actions. Good learners internalize what they learn.


12. Good Learners Share What They Learn

Good learners share what they learn with others. One of the best ways to internalize what you learn is to turn around and teach it to others. By sharing and teaching what you just learned with others, it becomes more engrained it their own lives. Stephen Covey, in his book Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, encouraged his students to become the teacher and share what they learn with others. He explained how it helps them learn themselves when they teach it to others. Good learners share what they learn.

Effective people are not problem-minded; they’re opportunity-minded.” ~ Stephen R. Covey ~


13. Good Learners Think Outside of the box

Good learners think outside the box. They are broad minded in their thinking, looking at how things are being done, but thinking beyond the normal at other possibilities and other ways things could be done. Good learners are open to look at options that may at first seem un-feasible. They are willing to at least consider other options. Good learners think outside of the box.


14. Good Learners Never Stop Learning

Good learners never stop learning. Learning is a life-long event for good learners. They realize, as Jim Rohn said, “standard education will bring you standard results.” Good learners are not in it for standard results. Good learners are constantly looking for learning opportunities. They are always leaning; reading, listening, observing. Good learners know that learning never stops. Good learners never stop learning.


Make learning a life-long event. Never stop learning. Follow these 14 key traits of good learners and gain an extraordinary education which will lead to extraordinary success.
Here’s to Your Success!

Jerry D Ross


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