Habits that work for you

Habits that work for you

A long time ago, when I started my journey in personal development I became interested about happiness and what really make people happy. I realized one thing: my definition of happiness is unique, nobody can have the same perspective as I have. As the time passed by, reading all those personal development, psychology books and self-help I became more and more intrigued and passioned about procrastination and motivation. But when we speak about procrastination, we focus a lot on the barriers we build against our success. We develop excuses, fears and loads of preconceived ideas about how life should be and especially how our lives should flow.
Guess what!!! There is a lot of freedom in the journey but also we need direction and a positive outlook to make us be motivated and excited about achieving our goals and life in general.
Today and especially next week, to our next event we will focus on habits. How can we create healthy habits which will enable our growth and development?
How can we trick ourselves in front of impulses in order to become better persons and to create the life we desire?

Well, is a lot of work there, because it is about 99% perspiration and only 1% inspiration:)

What really happens when we want to acquire a new healthy habit? 
The way I see it is: we all have our own ways of living life, with our own rules, definitions and routines. When we want to put in place a new habit, we actually challenge our routines.
We are trying to impose a new rule versus an old one. This process is very difficult and is NORMAL to put resistance.

Rules = demands, expectations, requests, habits

News: People respond differently to the idea of rules!

There are four categories of people about the way you respond to the idea of a rule or a new habit: 
a) inner rules: your decision to write a novel, a diet, New Year’s Resolutions
b) external rules: deadlines, doctors orders,

Responds readily to outer rules and inner rules
These people are motivated by fulfillment. They want to know the rules and what is expected from them. They pretty much want to avoid making mistakes and letting people down (including themselves)
Their motto for the day: “What’s on ‘to do list’ today?”. They are very good starters, if they say they will do something, they will follow through.

Questions all rules but will follow rules if they make sense. The won’t follow rules which they disagree, or which seem arbitrary. they are very intellectually engaged
Their motto for the day: “What needs to get done today?”

Resists all rules, outer rules and inner rules alike.They are motivated by present desire. They resist control, even self-control. They choose to act from a sense of freedom. they are happy by breaking the rules. They do what they want to do.
The motto of the day: “What do I want to do today?”

Responds readily to outer rules but struggles to keep inner rules. They are motivated by external accountability. They dislike leeting other people down. They respond well to deadlines, coaches and trainers, they like being monitored.
The motto for the day:”What’s expected from me today? “

Which category are you? how can you find ways to motivate yourself to succeed?
If you are a leader or if you will learn the skills of “reading” these categories of people, we can easier modify our approach, our way to motivate them and utterly to influence their behaviours.

We will work together on Wednesday, next week on this. We will explore our personality traits and check how do we respond to rules.

If you still didn’t join our seminar, here is the link:
Building New Habits Tickets

Keep exploring ~ Make connections ~ Share your discoveries

25 thoughts on “Habits that work for you

  1. Very great post. I simply stumbled upon your blog and wished to
    say that I have truly enjoyed surfing around your blog posts.
    After all I will be subscribing on your rss feed
    and I am hoping you write once more soon!

  2. I have been exploring for a little for any high quality articles or weblog posts in this kind of house
    . Exploring in Yahoo I finally stumbled upon this site.
    Reading this info So i’m happy to convey that I’ve a very good uncanny
    feeling I came upon exactly what I needed. I so much for sure will make certain to do not disregard this site and give it a look regularly.

  3. Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is a really well written article.
    I will be sure to bookmark it and return to read more of your useful info.
    Thanks for the post. I’ll definitely return.

  4. Superb post however , I was wanting to know if you could write
    a litte more on this topic? I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit further.
    Appreciate it!

  5. Excellent goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and you’re just too fantastic.
    I really like what you have obtained right here, certainly like what you’re saying and the best way in which you say it.
    You make it enjoyable and you still take care of to stay
    it smart. I cant wait to read far more from you.
    This is really a great web site.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s