Earlier this week, my mentor Ray Edwards produced a podcast called “What Is Your Personal Code of Conduct?”
In this episode, he challenged listeners that the way we think today controls how we live in the future.
This train of thought aligns with the saying "as a man thinks, so he is."
Back in 1903, James Allen wrote a book on this concept.
There’s even a verse in Proverbs that speaks to this. (Proverbs 23:7)
No matter what philosophy you follow in your personal life and business — you can count on the fact that whatever you put into your mind and body will shows itself outwardly.
Making a Life Change
I’m reminded of this lady who was approaching her 50th birthday and was the heaviest she’d ever been in her life.
She was fat and miserable.
With that milestone birthday quickly approaching, she knew she had to make a choice.
She could live life "fat and 50," or "fit and 50."
Determined to make a change, she:
She did more than think about the plan. She took action on that plan.
The goal-seeking place she found herself in was uncomfortable.
The new plan she embarked upon was hard.
Every day was a challenge.
She found herself doing the Texas two-step - taking one step forward and two steps back.
Some people tried to discourage her, while others encouraged her to cheat.
No matter what happened — she was determined to stay the course.
The journey took her almost two years, but she finally reached her goal.
She went from a ladies size 18 to a ladies size 4-6.
She reached her goal by changing her food intake to a health-focused lifestyle, and working out at the gym five days a week. (Translation for guys: She lost almost 100 pounds.)
The feeling of success was empowering and life-changing.
I know this to be true because that woman was me.
Here I am almost five years later, and I can genuinely say I’m not that fat and miserable woman anymore.
Achieve Success By Setting Goals
I’ve learned that by changing my focus, making a plan, and sticking to it — I can and do achieve results.
The beautiful thing is that this concept applies to all aspects of my business and my personal life.
As Ray said in the podcast, “Change your thought patterns to shape the life you want.”
A Challenge for You
Do you have something you need to accomplish in your personal life or business?
Are there goals you know you need to create a plan to achieve?
One way to change your mindset is to create your code of conduct.
There is no set rule for the length of your list. Try to write out 7, 10, or 20 goals.
Make it as long as you need it, but no longer than that.
If you haven’t created your code of conduct before, let me challenge you to stop right now and write out your list of goals.
How to Stay the Course
To make the most of this exercise, take this a step further and:
Try these steps for 21 days. I guarantee you can and will see transformation occur in your personal and business life.
My Personal Code of Conduct
Feel free to use my own list as encouragement, a starting point for your own list, and to hold me accountable.
Here is my code of conduct.
Need help writing your code of conduct? Want someone to help keep you accountable?
Let's connect and help each other achieve success.