Monday, November 19, 2012

Daily Inspiration 11-19-12

"Crash diets don't work.

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 function.

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.

Making 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 success.    

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.

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