Successful people have successful habits.
From the how they start their day off (for many of them, their daily habits consist of some sort of combination of physical activity, meditation and reading) to how they’ve structured their time to be as efficient as possible, their habits tend to reflect their outer success.
And many successful people are very willing and open about what their daily habits are. So, if you’d like to duplicate their success, it’s pretty easy to find out what daily habits you should start integrating into your day.
As anyone who has struggled to change their habits already knows, it’s a tough road. And I for one am experiencing that myself in an even bigger way this year.
Over the years I have been pretty successful at creating more successful habits — I’ve been exercising fairly regularly for over a decade and for the past couple of years I’ve been (more or less) meditating every day. I’ve also successfully broken a bad habit of constantly checking my email and never giving myself a break.
Which is all good, right? Absolutely. (In fact, next week I’ll talk about how I was able to successfully create new successful habits.) And I’m not trying to discount any of that because it’s all led to what I’m trying to accomplish now.
I’m trying to overhaul the way I structure and work my day.
And it’s REALLY hard.
Clearly I’ve had success with how I’ve structured my day — but I know I could do better. I know I’m not nearly as efficient as I could be and I also know I could get a lot more done if I changed some of my work habits.
But….I’m fighting years, no make that decades, of Resistance.
While I’ve made some headway, those victories feel small. It still feels like the core of what I’m trying to change is not changing (or at least as fast as I want it too).
It may be that what I’m trying to do is too big. I don’t know. Or maybe what worked before when I was able to change my habits won’t work in this case.
Once I figure it out, I’ll definitely share more. (And if any of you have any insight to this, I’d love to hear about it.)
Something to ponder this week.
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