Draw the Line: An Easy Technique for Self-Improvement

Last Update: June 13, 2016

I loved Dr. Eric Thomas' new episode of TGIM (Thank God It's Monday) so much that I had to share the new tip I learned with the Wealthy Affiliate community. The video is only 5 minutes long, so I recommend you watch it too. E.T. has a way of saying things that gets you fired up, which it should considering he's a motivational speaker.


The practical tip he shared in this video was called “Draw the Line.” Take out a sheet of paper and draw a vertical line all the way down the center. Label one side as “bad” and the other as “great.” Every night you write down what you did that isn't beneficial for you on the “bad” side and what you did that's good for you on the “great” side. You should also categorize the people you spend the most time with on the chart.

You might feel uncomfortable about writing someone's name on the “bad” side, but it's important for you to realize who's potentially holding you back with their negativity and who helps you grow. Spend more time with the great people in your life. When you wake up the next day, look at your list and intentionally get rid of the bad and add to the great.

I think this activity is a great way to remain aware of the choices you're making day-to-day and to work toward achieving your goals. What do you think? Are you going to give it a try?

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KatieMac Premium
Easy technique to put in place thank you
JudeP Premium
Good idea :)
Freedomseekr Premium
Good ideas and inspiring video. Thanks for sharing!
Best wishes :) ~Sherry
dianegailit Premium
Great idea! Thanks for sharing :-)