In Episode 33 of The BOOM Podcast, youth motivational speaker and Amazon bestselling author Jeff Yalden laid out the daily principle from Day 19 of his brand-new workbook and planner, The BOOM 28 Day Boot Camp: Creating a Life of Success. Find Motivation. Crush Goals. Overcome Obstacles. Live with Purpose.
Today’s step brings into play a phrase you may have heard before in one of Yalden’s speaking programs or read in his Amazon bestseller, BOOM! One Word to Inspire Action, Deliver Rewards, and Positively Affect Your Life Every Day:
Nothing changes if nothing changes.
And this dovetails with the principle for Day 19:
SUCCESS IS THE WILLINGNESS TO CHANGE
“A life of success is about making changes where changes need to be made,” Yalden said.
As he talked about in Day 18, Yalden said to look in the mirror and take personal responsibility for everything in your life.
Today’s principle is a logical next-step.
“Where do you need to make a change? If you keep going the way you’ve always been going, you are going to get the same results that you’ve always received,” he said. “Maybe there are little adjustments in your daily habits or in your routine – little adjustments in your structure and discipline that you need to make.”
What are those adjustments?
“If you are unwilling to make the changes in those little things, you are not going to get the results that you are looking for. Be willing to make the little changes that you need to make.”
Let’s say you want to lose weight.
“Have you joined a gym? No? All you are doing is talking about it. Have you talked to a personal trainer? No? All you are doing is talking about it. Have you maybe Googled or YouTubed meal prep or eating the right foods? No? All you are doing is talking about it.”
According to Jeff, talking about something means you are not really committed to doing it. Most people only talk about what they want to do. Very few people take action.
“I want you to stop talking and take action. You know what you need to do. We all know what we need to do. We live in a world today where we have Google and YouTube at our fingertips, yet people are still spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to get an education. It doesn’t make sense to me.”
When Jeff wanted to learn the Final Cut Pro video editing software, the first thing he did was to hit up YouTube and watch all he could about it and then played with it. If he had a question, he’d return to YouTube until he got an answer and went back to work. Same deal with Photoshop.
“Ask the question, take action, get the answer and implement it in your life.”
Stop talking and start doing. Don’t wait until tomorrow, next Monday or January first to take action. Take a step today.
“Make the adjustments you need to make,” he said. “Write them down. Discipline. Focus. Get up fifteen minutes earlier every single day. I know that you know what you need to do.”
Are you doing what you know you need to do?
“Maybe you need to change some of your influences. Are the people in your life supporting you? Are they encouraging you? Are they all-in with you? Are they giving you the right advice? Are you going to the right people for the right advice? When you make changes in your life, sometimes you have to change the people that are in your close circle.”
Summon all the fortitude and the discipline you can to make the necessary changes in your life.
Answer these three questions.
- Is my life fulfilling?
- Is my life meaningful?
- Is my life rewarding?
If your answer is no to any of the above – Yalden said it’s time to make a change.
“Is your purpose in life bigger than you? If you can’t say yes – change your purpose, my friends. Have a greater purpose.”
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