“Successful people aren’t born that way. They become successful by establishing the habit of doing things unsuccessful people don’t like to do.” – William Makepeace Thackeray
Habits are what shape your life, for better or for worse. Habits ultimately define us. Simply stated, we become what we repeatedly do.
What are your behaviours adding up to?
If you examine the areas of your life where you consistently do well, you will find that it’s because of the things you do out of habit. Over time, these habits significantly impact your health, productivity, financial security, and happiness.
Unexpectedly, if we look at the weak or unsuccessful areas of our life, we’ll also find that it’s because of the things we do habitually. If we are consistently weak in a particular area, it’s probably because of a few repeated negative habits that have taken root.
It’s pretty simple. Being in good physical shape is the result of eating healthy and exercising regularly. Obesity is caused by the habitual behaviour of overeating and living an inactive lifestyle.
A positive, loving relationship results from good communication habits and continuous actions that build more love. A poor relationship results from continuously fighting over petty things, demonstrating poor communication, lack of trust, and being defensive.
Financial success is a result of certain positive, productive habitual behaviours.
Financial failure results from habitually performing below our potential, spending more than we earn, and having no financial goals.
We are what we continuously do, for better or for worse. My challenge to you is to create ONE GOOD HABIT that will change your life. Which ONE NEW HABIT could you adopt that would be a game-changer for you?
“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn