“Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.”
— Warren Buffett
Recently I lead my first online course the Ultimate Results System Boot Camp and one of the topics was Behavior and Habits.
We discussed that we (you and me) all have habits. In fact, up to 40 percent of our daily activities may be habits and not decisions.
All habits are not bad.
All habits are not good either.
The trick is to sort out which activities really work for and not against you.
To begin to be more effective do this Action Step.
- Identify 3 things that you do routinely every day such as your planning routine (or not) your activities, and how you measure your results.
- Notice if they choose you or you choose them.
- Assess how well they are working for you or not.
- Decide if you want to change or update them.
- If so, pick only one to change (too many changes clogs the system).
- Decide on a replacement habit or behavior (cold turkey is not an effective strategy).
- Think…then act every day to build the new habit.
It’s going to take several days to build the new habit.
You may want to quit.
Keep at it even though it’s challenging.
With every attempt you’re building the brain’s neuro-network to support the change.
Quitting builds the habit of quitting.
Persistence builds the habit of persistence and winning.
You can win if you stick with it step-by-step.
If you give up, get back on the horse and start again, and again, and again.