This is a continuation of the discussion from yesterday on HABITS. We talked about the difference between “labeling” ourselves versus recognizing that we’ve developed a habit. Now before you get too overwhelmed with the list you wrote yesterday, let me assure you that I don’t expect you to change every single one of your habits overnight. I’m pretty sure that would be setting yourself up for failure. Instead, look at your list & rank it from highest to lowest priority.
Now ask yourself this: When was the last time I created 10 new positive habits in a year? What about 5 new positive habits in a year? …One new positive habit in a year? If you can think of some, great, write them down & use them as motivation to continue improving & creating new habits. If you’re hard-pressed to think of even one… don’t worry…you’re not alone! Most people get to the end of another year & don’t have much to show for it…believe me, I’ve been there & am still working at it!
So look at your list again & ask yourself… What would happen to my life if I changed the #1 habit on my list? (Write down the answer.) What would happen to my life if I changed the #2 habit on my list? (Write down the answer.) What would happen to my life if I changed the #3 habit on my list? (Write down the answer.)
Now here’s the exciting part… it is 100% within your power to change all 3 of those habits! And think about this…if you created 3 new positive habits by replacing 3 old negative habits, every year for the next 10 years, what do you think would happen to your life? What doors would that open for you? What would that do for your family? (Think about this & write down your answers.) Tomorrow we’ll be discussing some of the best ways you can replace an old habit with a new one (& many of these ideas should sound familiar to you if you’ve been following the challenge).