They don't work for losing weight, they don't work for making sales quota and they don't work for getting and keeping a job.
The reason they don't work has nothing to do with what's on the list of things to be done (or consumed).
No, the reason they don't work is that they don't change habits, and habits are where our lives and careers and bodies are made."
-- Seth Godin
Seth Godin Week This week I will explore his marketing and business wisdom
Many of us have a love-hate
relationship with habits. We've been told that there are good habits and
bad habits. It also seems that the bad habits are way more fun--or, at
least that is the way it is portrayed on the TV. Heck, it is the fodder
for hundreds of fix it, psychological, and emotionally-oriented shows
with millions of viewers every day of the year. In that, it seems that
we can not get enough of bad habits and the decisions that make them
Then the good habits are the virtues that so many of us
want and dream of and follow guru's for and can't quite seem to get to
fully. It's those dang bad habits that are always coming back to life to
interfere with my progress. . .
It's like the want and need
dilemma where we need something but don't really want it. This is
helpful for the bad habits to keep returning. However, when we want
something and it doesn't really matter that we need it, we find a
reserve of power within ourselves to find a way and this creates good or
better habits to help fulfill the desire. I guess you could say that if
you wanted it bad enough, you would get it. Conversely, when we don't
care that much even though our need is real, complacency rules.
sales quota and losing weight are something we might want so quickly
and maybe even in big chunks, and the reality is that it is the little
bites every day, every meal, that become habitual and cannot be denied
I'm Changing My World One Thought, One Action, And One Habit At A Time.
Spread Some Joy Today--Look around. Is there something you don't
use or need anymore that you can give to someone that will benefit them.
Don't sell it, give it.