Aristotle stated, “We are what we repeatedly do, excellence than is not an act, but a habit.
In the book, The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg states, “Habits are choices that we deliberately make at some point and then stop thinking about but continue doing, often every day.” Just like the dominoes in the picture above, our habits in one area of life impacts our effectiveness in other aspects of our life. If we're not mindful of the development of smart habits, our not-so smart habits can begin to have a dominoes effect in every aspect of our life.
In the upcoming week, I want you to think of yourself as a scientist performing an experiment. In the experiment, you will identify the dominant thinking and behavioral habits that are a part of your daily routine and consider the following three questions:
1. What am I creating in my life as a result of this habit?
2. How is this habit contributing value in my life and in the lives of others?
3. Has this habit outlived its usefulness?
Your answers to these three questions will provide you with a quick snapshot of the effectiveness of your dominant personal habits. Congratulations to those of you who were able to identify specific results that are a result of your ability to cultivate and sustain smart habits. Keep up the great job. For those who feel that some of your habits need to be overhauled, I congratulate you as well for having the courage to assess the effectiveness of your personal habits and recognizing that you are well capable of harnessing your strengths to develop smarter habits.
Take a moment to share your insights with other readers of this blog as to how your are developing smart habits in your life. Your response in the comment section can help inspire and encourage the hearts and minds of others. Thank you.
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