Many of you willresolveto start a new positive habit in 2017. Adding good habits can be fun, but unfortunately (most of the time), they don’t work. Approximately38 percent of Americans will make resolutions, and only 8 percent willsucceed.
Instead of adding a new diet or workout regime, let’s remove the negative traits that have been holding you back.
Here we go:
1. Kill your habit of checking social media during the workday.
Social media platforms are masters of making you stay there. Getting lost in Facebook can be fun, but it’s counterproductive during the day–especially while you’re trying to build that presentation for your investors.
Now that we’re on the subject, turn off the notifications on your phone, too. You can check your Snaps on your break.
2. Kill your habit of thinking it’s all about you.
Your frowning boss isn’t conspiring to fire you, as much as the cashier isn’t giggling about your tie. They’re thinking about themselves, and their own problems. Not you. I promise.
It’s not about you. So cut it out. Run on that assumption when dealing with every human interaction in your life, and you’ll be much happier.
3. Kill your habit of multitasking.
Science tells us that only 2 percent of us can really multitask. So don’t try. Try this instead: When attempting to get something off your to-do list, shut down every browser and app on your screen except for the ones you need.
Otherwise, you’ll get notifications for LinkedIn requests, Facebook Live posts, and tweets. A never-ending stream of distraction. So shut down everything except the program you need, and finally get things done.
4. Kill your habit of comparing yourself with everyone.
You will never win this game. There will always be someone smarter, better looking, richer, and (seemingly) happier. Always. Focus on yourself, your mindset, your health, the state of your being, and you’ll win.
5. Kill your habit of complaining.
It’s just not worth it. Be aware of the words that come out of your mouth. They affect you and the people around you.
Speak of good things, and more good things happen. Speak of negative things, and more negative things happen. Simple.
9. Kill your habit of self-loathing thoughts and beliefs.
Enough is enough. You are good at what you do. You have it in you. If you can’t silence that voice in your head, begin a regimen of meditation. If you need some quick wins to feel good about yourself, write three things you want to change this year. Right now. Go ahead; I’ll wait.
Congratulations. You took the first step. Feel that little endorphin release in your brain? That’s what you’re looking for. Keep doing that, and you’ll break that habit and create a new one. A habit where you actually get things done. Go–do things.
10. Kill your habit of sitting.
Get off your backside. Run, exercise, move. But stop sitting. Oh, and get a standing desk while you’re at it.
11. Kill your habit of underachieving.
You’re better than this. You have more in you, and you’re not getting any younger. Start that business. Resign from that horrible job. Do it now. The only thing stopping you is you. Not your family, not your bank account.
We look around us for things that will help us define who we are. In-fact many have no sense of identity apart from the clothes they wear, the car they drive, where they live, who they are married to , etc.
The secret of attaining greatness is by doing ordinary things in extraordinary ways. All success principles are in the nature of being so simplistic, and that's what makes them true but difficult to accept.