The 5 Greatest Habits!

Our lives are ruled by habits. Creating awesome habits is the key to Creating a Life You Love!

Ask yourself these valuable questions

Are your habits working for you? Are you gaining what you want in life? What is your level of peace and joy? Are you stuck? What habits do you have that

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These Two Things Alter More Behavior and Are More Powerful Than the Vulcan Death Grip

FB-Pic-TempletGravity keeps us all on the ground. It’s gravity that is the biggest single factor that NASA engineers have to contend with to lift the shuttle off the ground. It’s so powerful that the size of the rockets that have to create lift to propel the Space Shuttle in orbit are larger than the shuttle itself.

You’ve heard the saying that we are all creatures of habit. I’ll go a step further and add we all creatures of habit that live in comfort zones.

We all like to “feel” comfortable. In our youth we are protected from much of the uncomfortable things of life as we begin to develop habits that keep us “comfortable.” This is why change is so hard because who wants to have self-impose uncomfortable pain?

We’ve all experienced how uncomfortable it is to change. This is why MOST people (about 95%) never really make forward progress. They are locked into the gravitational pull of habits. They never realize the price to pay for change is being uncomfortable in creating better habits.

This pull is as powerful as a mind altering drug.

There are two keys to lifting off just like the Space Shuttle and overcoming this powerful gravity; first, you must have a powerful vision of where you’d like to lead your life. It has to be very strong so you’ll create the second; tremendous desire to fly! The vision is the destination and the desire is the rocket power needed to lift through the gravity of change.

I kept a habits journal as part of a coaching program I went through several years ago. This allowed me to witness for myself how much of what I did was just pure habit. I learned that I had to create a better “mind altering” habit to replace one I currently had that was leading me no where.  By doing that I could  become a slave to better habits. For example, I used to get up first thing in the morning, go outside and get the newspaper and read it cover to cover before I started my day. That was I habit I had for years. It was hard to replace it but I did. In the exact same amount of time I used to read a bunch of meaningless negative news,  I now pray and do personal development study. Its way better to read about positive and motivational topics than what our country’s unemployment rate is.

I took me about 4 years to really replace bad habits and replace them with abundance habits. Now my great habits are just as hard to break as the bad ones they replaced.

Look at your life and take a habits inventory. Write down everything you do for the next 5-7 days. That in itself will be hard because it’s not a habit. You’ll review it afterwards and I’ll promise you’ll see a pattern and be prepared to not like it. Then simply, review your big goals and dreams and create daily habits that would lead you to them.

The best habit of all; learning to change your habits!

You are a creature of your habits. In fact, 95% of everything you do is habitual, i.e., most all your actions are done without thinking about them. You are a product of your habits. Everything that makes up your life; health, wealth, happiness, success or failure, is due to your habits.

Yet you may be like 95% of the people in this world and don’t realize this truth and never make a conscious choice to change your habits. I hope you become one of the 5% that has the habit of changing and creating new habits.

There are some habits that can actually kill you such as eating poorly, smoking and consuming to much alcohol. Have you ever heard of someone dieing of lung cancer blaming it on the last cigarette they smoked? Of course not because most understand that smoking contributed to the problem but rarely will place blame on themselves for smoking. My dad was such a person. He died of the type of lung cancer that is 95% linked to smoking. My dad smoked for 50+ years unfiltered Camel cigarettes. However leading up to his death, never blamed “his” habit of smoking to his death. He never took responsibility for his habits. He blamed his cancer on the cigarette company. My dad was unfortunately in the 95%.

Because the vast magnitude of all our actions are habitual it would be wise to take inventory of them and see which habits are prohibiting you from obtaining your goals and which habits you need to create to move you closer to them.

Here are a few steps that if followed will help you create a habit of changing your habits;

1. Clearly identify your bad or unproductive habits

When I first took an inventory of EVERY thing I did each day for a week I thought my head would explode because it was boring to write everything down that I did. However, the painful exercise lead me to some amazing discoveries. It became clear to me that I had many habits, some I did everyday, that were clearly unproductive. For instance, the first thing I used to do in the morning was get up, go outside and get the paper, come back inside and read it cover to cover. I realized that reading a newspaper was very unproductive. Most of the news was bad and only upset me.  The question you have to ask yourself when looking at your habits is what are their long-term implications? Be totally honest. Your life may be at stake.

2. Define your new success habit

Usually the success habit is the opposite of the bad habit. If you smoke, the success habit would be, “don’t smoke.” Or for me, give up reading the paper and replace it with exercise and reading uplifting material. When you explore what habits would create success in your life be vivid in describing their benefits. The more vivid the explanation the more likely you are to take action.

3.  Create a three-part action plan

Action is the key to creating new habits. It is where the rubber meets the road. In my dad’s smoking case he might have read how to stop smoking literature. Maybe he could have decided to substitute something in it’s place. Or maybe made a bet with mom to hold him accountable. The key is to make a decision about what specific actions you’re going to implement.

You must take action. Start with one new habit at a time to make it a part of your new everyday activities. Create only one new habit a month because it takes 21 days in a row of doing a new action before it becomes a habit. Remember nothing will change unless you do.

Do you remember Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity or

E=MC2 (Energy = Mass times the speed of light squared)

This is Tri-umphant Coaching’s Success theory;

S=BA2 Success = Belief times the speed of action squared.

Today is your day to make a change! Just do it!