“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
— Jim Ryun
habit — an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary
Habits are a way our brains streamline activities that we perform on a regular basis. The actual process takes very little conscious thought–as you may notice when your tie your shoes, brush your teeth, or take a shower—the activities seem to happen almost automatically.
Once formed a habit can become a challenge to stop, as you may have noticed when you’ve tried to change an unwanted behavior.
The habits knit together to become a system and when that happens success seems to come easier and more consistently.
To begin building your success habit-system do this Action Step TODAY!
- What is the habit you want to build as part of your success system? (One of my favorites is: 10 phone calls by 10 AM)
- Name it.
- Break it down into small (very small) pieces and build on it every day.
- Track your activity each day to support developing the new habit.
- Say, “Yippee” when you do an activity to celebrate your progress.
- How does that feel?