As we get into a new year, many of us will be creating "New Years Resolutions" for the coming year. Who among us wouldn't like better health, wealth and happiness?
But as we've noted in the past, resolutions are not generally very successful. Some don't make the first few hours and most don't survive the first month. Part of the problem is the the process one goes through in setting these resolutions or goals. We realize that these are items, in many instances, that we want to make more systemically, but we don't structure the desired change to reflect the systemic change we want. Meaning, we want to change our HABITS, but we don't plan the changes such that we identify that it is a habit that we want to change.
To be most successful in effecting the changes we want, we should be seeking to change our habits, not create new resolutions or goals. By taking the steps to create new habits, we can create the changes in our lives that lead us to new successes.
One step to success is to focus on one habit at a time and give it your full attention. When you do that, you don't get distracted by trying to make all the changes you'd "like" to make and can better ensure that the change you're working on will actually happen. A good timeline is to work on one habit a month, and building on your habits. Make sure you don't stop one habit when you start the next one. In a year, you'll have 12 new habits.
We'll have more on how to do that in coming articles. Stay Tuned.