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The Power Of Postive Habits - 4 Steps
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The Power Of Postive Habits - 4 Steps

So many people these days want instant success without the hard work. We’ve all seen people who want their three minutes of fame, actually forgetting that success is only achieved through hard work. It would be wonderful if we could walk into our local supermarket and pick up a bottle of success, but unfortunately we can’t. Success comes from understanding what makes people successful, working hard, being consistent and understanding the power of positive habits.

Think of someone that you know very well, who you consider to be successful, and ask yourself what routines or postive habits does this person have that contributes to their success? Often the only difference between the people who are successful and the people who are average is having postive habits. For example there are people who have effective time management skills, they get up half an hour early to do some studying or exercising, they do something towards their goals every day ...There are any number of good habits that people have.

Perhaps you already have some good habits yourself, but you’re not currently using them effectively in all areas of your life and yet you year for greater personal or professional success. Here are four steps that will help establish positive habits.:

Step 1: Identify areas for change

Write down a list of things that you would like to change. Beside each item, write down the new habits that you need to establish in order for these things to change. It doesn’t matter if you can’t think of everything at this stage. If your list is a long one, don’t overwhelm yourself and feel that everything has to be clear before you start - it doesn't.

Step 2: Pick 2 areas for change

Often people set themselves up for failure by trying to change too many things at once. My advice is that you pick on one major habit and one minor habit that you want to form. During the next 30 – 90 days these are going to be positive habits that you create, which will lead to future success in your chosen area.

Step 3: Create a routine

You now have two positive habits that you're going to establish. Set your goals and create a daily or weekly routine that you know you can commit to. For example if one of your positive habits is to get fit and you decide to take a daily walk, don’t start off deciding to walk an hour a day. You might be very single minded and manage to keep it up, but if you’re not used to the exercise you may quickly give up. Make sure that you understand your baseline when you set goals. You are better to start off at 10 minutes and add 5 minutes per day. It would then take you 10 days to reach your target and you are more likely to keep going.

Step 4: Repeat steps 1 – 3

Once you have established these new habits, move on to the next two. If you keep doing this you will have created many new positive habits which will lead you onto greater success.

If you actually followed these four steps to creating positive habits and if it takes you only 60 days to create 2 habits, you will have 12 new positive habits in just one year! Never underestimate the power of positive habits.

What do you do to establish positive habits?


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this is a great article. informative and helpful!

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Thank you Amie, for taking the time to read it.

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