“Successful people do consistently, what other people do occasionally.”Craig Groeschel
In other words, you are what you repeatedly do.
That’s an eye-opening statement.
This truth is, it also affects your team and will ultimately predict the outcome of their success.
Defining good habits, and eliminating bad ones is a foundational tool for successful growth.
HOW TO GO FROM HIGH HOPES TO HEALTHY HABITS
Here are three reasons you might not successfully act on those good intentions, and how you can lead from high hopes to healthy habits.
1. WE FOCUS ON THE WHAT, BUT DON’T UNDERSTAND THE HOW.
We spend too much time spending focusing on what our goals should be, but not on how we will accomplish those goals.
“Goals don’t determine success. Systems determine success.”James Clear
2. WE DON’T SEE PROGRESS FAST ENOUGH.
Results appear much slower than we like.
Think about working out. You immediately feel the pain of stretched muscles but it will take time to notice their refinement and increased power.
If you only look at the immediate, say the results of eating of a piece of cake yesterday, you miss the future impact and could give up on your good intention of eating healthly because, “see, I didn’t notice it on the scale today. So, I’m ok to cheat.”
Our life and leadership are the sum-total of the decisions we make. It’s not just the big opportunities, it’s the daily small decisions that make the most impact.
It’s the things no one sees that bring the results everyone wants.
3. OUR NEGATIVE SELF-PERCEPTION SABOTAGES OUR SUCCESS.
This is a tough one. Your identity shapes your actions.
Let’s face it, we all have insecurities somewhere. And these create a dangerous cycle where insecurity, creates an unhealthy identity, which creates an unwise habit, which in turn fuels and reenforces that unhealthy identity.
Instead of what you want to do this year, focus on how you want to become this year. When you know WHO you want to become it’s easy to know what habits you need to create.
Are your habits helping or hindering you? Are you spending time wisely? Are you investing in yourself? Are you strategically focusing on areas that will give you the greatest impact in this coming year and the future you desire?
What is one new habit you want to build into your systems, starting today?