The word “habits” has been a recent trend both online and offline. In fact this buzz is the inspiration behind so many books. I am currently reading a book called the power of habit by Charles Duhigg. He has been explaining how some companies and people struggle to change, despite years of trying, while others seem to remake and transform themselves overnight. I have been learning how implementing so-called habits can earn billions and mean the difference between failure and success, life and death.
I look at how habits have transformed me over the years and can really relate to a few of my successes and failures over the years as an entrepreneur. Most humans build a comfort zone to what they know. In fact sometimes thinking we know too much might limit us from getting to know more and trying new approaches to business. As an entrepreneur you need to always try and learn new approaches to your business. When you step out of your comfort zone and build productive habits you will see instant rewards.
One of these so called good habits that I developed this year is dedicate some time everyday to write. Whether its writing contributions towards my upcoming book or my blog posts I dedicate some time everyday on writing. This has been so rewarding for me as far building credibility for my business. The recognition from peers and prospects have turned and elevated my sales process. Also good habits must replace bad habits in business. On my end I managed to eliminate certain distractions and managed to spend my time wisely. This allowed me to spend my time on the productive habits.
Goal setting has two stages which involves the creation and implementation of goals. Creating good habits would fall under the implementation of goals. Consistent habits would occur when you stick to certain productive action steps everyday. This would in turn lead to instant results and impacts which can be rewarding.
When you have bad habits and it leads to negative results you need to eliminate them instantly. Do not be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone. The definition of insanity is when you repeat the same thing over and over again hoping for a different result.
What habits could you develop? What habits would you like to eliminate?