Written by Dr. Daniel Kimbley
What’s the secret to getting more wealth, better health, and more solid relationships?
As I’m sure we all have as the new year approaches, we have set goals or “resolutions” for what we know we want to accomplish, and if you’re anything like me, there’s a strong possibility that motivation for achieving these resolutions will wear thin shortly after the new year.
It’s hard to set goals and stick with them for an entire year. It doesn’t have to be tough though.
We are all searching for more motivation that will bring more wealth, abundance and productivity into our lives.
I’m going to have you consider that the search doesn’t have to be as difficult as we make it. Here are some things you can do to be more productive and stay more motivated to create lasting results in your life and the lives of your family members:
Always remember the 80/20 Rule.
Eighty percent of your results come from twenty percent of your efforts. I was first introduced to this concept through reading the book “The Four Hour Body” by Tim Ferris. In his book, he discussed learning a new language and discovered that you only need to know about 20 percent of the words in any given language to have 80 percent of the conversations. This fact astounded me, and I’ve learned that it applies to anything and everything. It’s a law, just like gravity, it works whether we want it to or not.
In other words, you don’t necessarily need to be busy every minute of every day trying to check things off of your to do list. Instead, figure out what ONE thing on your list for the day is most is likely to get you the biggest results-and attack that first. That is, make it a priority to figure out where you can put in effort that will give you eighty percent of the results you want.
Build a vision.
I ask people all the time what they want their lives to look like in one year, five years, or even ten years from now. Often times, no one can explain what they want-much less what they want it to look like.
What is the vision you hold for your life?
Can you see it clearly in your head?
If not, start visualizing it. When you can see it, it’s more likely to become a reality. And the clearer and more vivid the picture, the better.
There’s a reason why Olympic and other high-level athletes and business people spend A LOT of time visualizing. It’s because visualization literally creates myelin in the brain that helps build skills faster.
After you have that vision, you HAVE TO BUILD IT.
Dr. Eric Plasker, one of my biggest mentors, shares a life changing principle with me often, “Change is easy, thinking about change is hard”. So, get to work.
Master the 80/20 Principle, build a vision, and master your life, but there’s one thing more important that will get you even more motivation and productivity.
Optimize your brain for greater function.
Using the 80/20 Principle and building a vision can happen with a little bit of hard work and grit. However, maintaining your own health, and the relationships with the people who matter most to you, will take more than grit and hard work.
The most overlooked aspect of having more focus on your goals, clarity around what you want, productivity to accomplish what you set out to, and maintain presence with your loved ones is to ensure a healthy nervous system.
We all know that the brain and spinal cord control and coordinate all functions in the body, however, the spine is often overlooked in its contribution to provide stimulation and nutrition to the brain. Neurophysiologist and chiropractic researcher, Heidi Haavik, has found over multiple studies that the chiropractic adjustment has a host of positive effects on the brain. ”[There] is solid scientific evidence that adjusting the spine changes the way the prefrontal cortex of the brain is processing information.” The prefrontal cortex of the brain is responsible for behavior, memory and attention, goal directed tasks, connection to others, and decision making. Memory and attention. Decision making. Behavior. Achieving all of your goals in the coming year should be a top priority. Making the decision to have your nervous systems checked will ensure that you and your loved ones’ brains are functioning optimally throughout every phase of growth and development–ultimately leading to long-term wealth, health and healthy, relationships.
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