Do you know the power of habits?
Habits are things you do every day whether they’re good for you, bad for you, or are neutral.
Successful people find that creating positive habits in their life are necessary to building and maintaining their success. For example, a lot of successful people are in the habit of exercising every day. Do you want this or something similar to be your goal? How can you easily make exercising a habit?
The first step is to create major goals and minor goals.
- Your major goal should be big, something like signing up and completing a 5K run. Your minor goals will then lead up to this major goal. Maybe in your first week you’ll practice trying to run one mile without stopping to walk.
Next will want to figure out how you can seamlessly build exercise into your regular routine.
- You probably already wake up, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, and then go to work, yes? After work, when you are driving try stopping by the gym. Then come home and eat dinner. Make it a part of your schedule. And make it your mindset that if you don’t go to the gym then you can’t go home and eat dinner yet.
- If you find yourself spending too much time trying to decide what exercises to do, get into a simple routine and eliminate having to make excess decisions. For instance, on Mondays, you run the track. Tuesdays are arm days. Wednesdays are legs days. And so on.
Finally eliminate that pesky inner voice that will tell you to quit, go home, eat dinner and watch tv.
- If you’re tired after work, spend twenty minutes doing exercises and stretches and play energetic music to wake up. Figure out the problem that’s keeping you from fulfilling your goal and counter it.
These steps will work for any sort of habit you would like to build. It takes hard work and determination, but these are the traits of successful people.