I’m a firm believer in the self-improvement process. Anyone can achieve anything he wants and change for the better. We can all thrive only if we decide so and want it bad enough.
But we don’t need to do it the hard way.
Yes, there will be effort, time, energy and hard work involved. That’s something you can’t go without on your way to success. But we can use proven tricks, strategies, role models, intelligence and useful information.
That is why I’ll be writing more about ways to hack different areas in our lives.
Life hacks are simpler and easier ways to do something. And almost anything can be hacked these days.
We don’t need to struggle to find the right way to do something because someone somewhere has already tried many ways that don’t work and has found an easier way to do it. This saves us time and effort.
Here are 3 ways for hacking life:
1. Do what others have done.
If you want to become good at something, just find people that have mastered it. Examine their way of learning and doing it and do the same.
It may not have the exact same result as you’re a different person with different experience, mindset and abilities. But it will definitely help a lot.
My personal favorite is Tim Ferriss. I’ve never heard of someone else that is so motivated, so open to new things, focused on improvement and finding better way for everything. And, of course, the results are tremendous. This guy succeeds in everything he tries.
He experiments with his own body – like Gaining 34lbs. of Muscle in 4 Weeks and Losing 30 Pounds in 24 Hours – which are the so-called bio hacks. He gives dancing tango, learning new languages in 1 hour, traveling, speed reading, swimming and other interesting and unusual activities a try, and has a huge success.
2. Gather all the information you need.
The Internet is often underestimated for its real benefits and, instead, used for meaningless, time-wasting and unproductive activities.
What I’m talking about is all the information available on it, for free. You literally have an instant answer to any question you might ever think of. There are tons of free ebooks, articles, blogs, sites and all kinds of stuff that can give you the information you need.
The problem, though, is to find the right one.
When it comes to diets and fitness, for example, there are a lot of wrong statements. That is why you’ll need to listen to experts only, and not to sites that only want to sell you a product for an easy and quick weight loss.
Here is what Marc Ottobre says about that in his ebook Eat Your Way to Abs:
“Females are very well-read but on the wrong information.
Females are exposed to so, so much misinformation and downright crap. Furthermore, companies spend millions and millions on marketing efforts to make females believe there is a faster, easier and better way that has been a secret for centuries. It’s scam after scam.
So when a female does finally come to see a professional, or is given advice that actually works, they can be somewhat sceptical because it sounds different.”
So open the browser and search for what you need in the area you need improvement. But be careful and choose wisely whom to believe.
3. Test it yourself.
The third way to hack your life is by practice. That’s not what I would prefer, but it’s definitely the best.
Trying different things and failing is the most certain way to learn from your experience, understand your mistakes and find out what works best for you.
For instance, it would be great if you try different diet regimes, find the one that gives you the best results and which is healthy and boosts your mood and energy, and stick to it for the rest of your life.
What you choose is up to you. A combination of these three also works well. The point is to find easier ways to do things and use them from now on. Otherwise, you will be stuck in doing the wrong things for years.
Here is what else you need to consider if you’re willing to take that journey and use such life hacks:
Whatever you do, do it consciously. Give it your full attention and don’t let anything else distract you. Be concentrated.
Take baby steps.
We’re talking about change here, which means to stop a certain behavior and start a new one. That can only happen if you do it one step at a time. Slowly, but steadily.
Enjoy the process.
The process itself is what makes everything count. So try to experience every minute of it. It won’t only help you improve yourself, but you will also get to know yourself better, become a better version of yourself and use more of your potential. That’s something bigger than any other change.
Self-improvement is a great journey and I encourage everyone to start it. Benefit from all the possibilities we have today to make it easier and more pleasant, and take that road to success without any fears, doubts or uncertainty.
So what do you think about life hacks? Have you tried any?
Full-time freelance writer. Lifestyle designer.
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