You have heard the saying, “Old habits die hard.” Habits can be hard to change. Many people fear change. They are quite comfortable and happy with keeping things the way they have always been. When even the slightest change is suggested you may have heard, “We tried that once it never worked.” or “This is the way things have always been.” That’s all fine and dandy but the question I would say to you or anyone who makes these statements, “Are you happy with the RESULTS or OUTCOME you are currently getting?”
Are you happy with the:
- state of your relationships?
- the amount of people you are serving?
- your marketing methods?
- your Google analytics of your website?
- amount of free time you currently have?
- state of your health?
- amount of money you are making?
If you answered “no” to any of these questions, what would it mean to you to be happy in those areas? What is one habit you could change to start moving towards the outcome you want? Map out a calendar and track the change over a minimum of 21 days. Experts suggest it takes 21 days to change a habit, however, my theory is the longer you can continue it the more likely you will make it a more permanent part of your daily life. Go for one month! Pick one area of your life and change a habit for one month and watch the results compound!
Do you need to:
- track your finances
- eliminate time wasters
- complete your taxes
- book a vacation
- follow-up with a client
- go the gym
- mend a relationship
- carve out some “me”time
- go for a long afternoon lunch with girlfriends
- write a business proposal
- write a press release
- the list could be endless!
Remember if you continue to do what you have always done, you will continue to get the same results. If you want to change the results, you need to change the one thing you know you must do. In Nike fashion, “Just do it!”