Your September Action Plan: 10 Ways to Chase Fulfillment
Your Action Plan is a monthly to-do list of tips straight from SUCCESS magazine—10 things you can do right now to improve yourself and your life.
This month, focus on deciding who and what comes first in your life. Sort out your priorities by defining your true purpose and surrounding yourself with people who support your dreams.
1. Seek love.
Your relationships are the greatest predictor of success. Take stock of the people in your life. Are you a good friend, spouse, co-worker or parent? How could you improve?
Read: The Secret to Happiness Is Just Love
2. Clean house.
As we grow and develop, so do our values, goals and dreams. Take a fresh look at your list of goals. Do they reflect what you still want? Are they achievable? If not, it’s time to refine.
Read: 4 Tips for When Your Dream Job Doesn’t Pay Enough
3. Be patient.
Relationships can become strained when considering big life decisions, such as a relocation. Don’t assume that relationship is ruined for life. People and circumstances can change.
Read: How to Handle Haters
4. Get invested.
High performers have a deep emotional commitment to their goals. It becomes more of a need than a desire. Find that passion within yourself and take the next step.
Read: This Is the Secret Force Behind All High Performers
5. Be deliberate.
Second-guessing decisions can cripple your productivity. Tomorrow, start your day with a list of tangible goals you want to achieve. Hold yourself accountable for wasted time between meetings.
Read: 4 Tips to Set Yourself Up for a Better Tomorrow Today
6. Get real.
Don’t be afraid to share your times of struggle. If you spent years living paycheck to paycheck while building your business, allow others to see that real part of you.
Read: The Secrets of Being Authentic (and Why It’s Important)
7. Refocus your focus.
Just because Snapchat is the hottest social app on the market doesn’t mean you need to use it. Analyze which apps are enhancing your life and relationships, and which ones are holding you back.
Read: What I Learned About Relationships From 30 Days Without Texting
8. Stress less.
Stress has a huge impact on your long-term health. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, look for areas of your life that could be delegated or eliminated. Remember, you can’t do it all.
Read: What’s Most Important: Sleep, Exercise or Diet?
9. Find north.
Work-life balance is almost a cliché, but it’s vital for your well-being. Write down the five most important things in your life, and analyze how you could better prioritize them.
Read: 4 Rules of a Healthy Work-Life Balance
10. Chase fulfillment.
What are you working toward? Money, power, status? Those will never bring sustained happiness. Find your larger why and chase it.
Read: I Stopped Chasing Money—Here’s What Happened
This article originally appeared in the September 2017 issue of SUCCESS magazine.
Cecilia Meis is the editorial director for SUCCESS and a digital nomad. She writes about other digital nomads, solopreneurs and the future of work.
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