Are You Thriving or Surviving? By Coach Jim Johnson

The difference between thriving and surviving is consistency.

How do you stay consistent with your daily disciplines?  For me, I like to have daily routines that create a sense of accomplishment and allow me to thrive in everything that I do.

Creating a sense of relentless positivity can have a drastic effect on how you attack all aspects of your life.

Here are 8 questions to ask yourself in order to help you thrive in your everyday life.  Enjoy.

  1. Are you insane? Doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result is insanity.  Don’t be insane.  Try new things and make adjustments to things that aren’t working for you.  Those who thrive make changes constantly.
  2. Are you a positive thinker?  Those who thrive are often optimistic and those who survive can easily turn negative.
  3. How do you word things to both others and in your head?  Are problems challenges or opportunities? Those who thrive see challenges as opportunities to grow.
  4. Do you keep your promises? Developing thriving relationships often boils down to your dependability to those you interact with.  Do you follow through on your word?  Can others count on you?
  5. How’s your attitude? Attitudes are contagious, is yours worth catching?  Stay positive, even in tough situations and help others overcome obstacles.
  6. How’s your work ethic? Are you a self-starter?  Do you struggle with keeping positive changes or breaking bad habits?  Give it your all consistently and deserve your accomplishments.
  7. Do you study your craft and find ways to get better?  Success leaves clues. Those who thrive seek out successful clues, while those who survive do not.
  8. Do you give to others? Help others without expecting anything in return.  Add value to others lives and help them thrive as well.

jim-johnson-lo-res-suit-with-basketball-2About the Author: Coach Jim JOHNSON is one of Your Monthly Mentors, an author and authority on teamwork, leadership, and realizing your dreams. Based in Rochester, New York, he is most famously known for helping an autistic senior, Jason McElwain (J-Mac), realize his dreams and play with his basketball team. Jason scored an amazing 20 points in 4 minutes during that game. Coach Jim Johnson has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, and ESPN and is the author of the book “A Coach and a Miracle: Life Lessons From a Man Who Believed in an Autistic Boy”Read More…

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