Would you like some good advice on how to stay focused when you get bored working toward your goals?
Or are you still needing some good advice just to get started on building better habits so you can begin working toward your goals?
Madame L has been reading the blog of James Clear for a few weeks now and hopes you'll begin reading it, too. He has great ideas and he's responsive to readers' comments. He writes, for instance:
We believe that you have the right to pursue freedom and choose your direction in life. Hundreds of people have written in and shared their dream to start a business, write a book, or otherwise do work they love. The common theme through all of these responses is a clear desire to choose the direction for your own life. I haven’t heard from anyone who has said, “I wish someone would just figure it all out for me.” There have been plenty of people who admit to not having all the answers (myself included), but we are certainly a group that wants to take responsibility for the life that we live and the work that we do.
Are you one of those people who has a dream and needs help getting started? Here are some more of James's articles:
---The "Chosen Ones" Choose Themselves
---Successful People Start Before They Feel Ready
---What is Actually Required for Success
And here's one more, for how to deal with haters and critics. Here are his main points on that subject:
I’ve said this many times before, but it bears repeating: I don’t really have anything figured out. I’m not an expert and I don’t have all the answers. I’m still learning to deal with criticism like everyone else.Madame L's best advice for any of her Dear Readers is to follow James's advice.
But in my limited experiences, here’s what I can summarize about dealing with haters.
- First and foremost, don’t be the hater. Don’t be the person who tears down someone else’s hard work. The world needs more people who contribute their gifts and share their work and ideas. Working up the courage to do that can be tough. Support the people who display that courage.
- If you’re dealing with criticism, then don’t let the wall keep you from seeing the road. Focus on the path ahead. Another way I heard it put recently, “Ignore the boos. They usually come from the cheap seats.”
- If you choose to respond to the haters, then surprise them with kindness. You might just win a new fan while you’re at it.
- Finally, and most importantly, make the choices that are right for you. People will criticize you either way.