What you do each day is an extension of your values and identity. Are your habits reflecting a life of fun, freedom and fulfilment? Are you edifying those around you? Are you a leader to your peers? Do you consistently exhibit integrity?
With a small amount of effort, you can create habits that will have a great impact on your life and those around you. Here are some tips for creating new habits and making them stick:
1. Make a plan.
Habits start with purposeful planning. What is your plan to succeed today? Maybe you need to start your day earlier to get it all done. Plan to set your alarm clock earlier; which also means you must plan to go to sleep earlier. Before you know it, your planning will become a habit. There’s a saying that rings true here: Failing to plan is planning to fail! Let’s plan to succeed!
2. Do it daily.
The best habit you can start is consistency. We naturally gravitate to what is familiar. Doing something every day will make it familiar, and over time it will become routine. Do it every day and you will reap the rewards of a consistent habit.
3. Do it even when no one is watching.
The definition of integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching. We all love to receive credit for a job well done, but when starting a new habit, the hard work comes when you do it even when you know no one knows. In a world of instant gratification, this is hard to hear, but once your behavior becomes ingrained, others will take notice!
What you do daily has a profound effect on who you become. Once you make small changes to create a lifelong habit, you will see an emergence of a pattern that defines your character. Others will begin to follow you just by watching what you do everyday! Your habits will encourage others to enjoy life, and experience joy around the world with family and friends!
What do your daily habits say about you? For a WorldVentures Rep, those habits scream fun, freedom, integrity and trust! Start a new habit today, and do it every day for the rest of your life.