Thank you to my business coach, Joe Stumpf. At our seminar last week, Joe presented these ideas on changing old habits that no longer serve us into new actions to get where we want to go. I could relate to many of them. I hope you find this list as helpful as I did.
OLD HABIT: Giving up if not perfect
NEW ACTION: Seeking imperfection
Perfect is not attainable
Be willing to go public before its perfect
Progress not perfection.
OLD HABIT: Once I overcome resistance it is gone for good
NEW ACTION: One day at a time, I go to battle with my resistance.
OLD HABIT: Recommit only when off course (Wait for the pain before I refocus)
NEW ACTION: Hit the reset button 3-5 times a day.
Find someone I love and be willing to share, ask for help
OLD HABIT: Judge my issues as “bad”
NEW ACTION: Accept my habits as what helped me get where I am, and ask “will this habit get me where I want to go next?”
OLD HABIT: Closed down when there is a problem
NEW ACTION: “Open during remodeling”
OLD HABIT: View success as an event, the goal to be reached
NEW ACTION: Success is a process that reveals who I am becoming
OLD HABIT: Hanging on to my old story
NEW ACTION: Forgive others and myself, be willing to let go of the past
OLD HABIT: Avoid difficulty
NEW ACTION: I know my transformation begins when I turn towards difficulty. I am willing to face the hardest thing first.
OLD HABIT: Everything is a curse or a blessing
NEW ACTION: Everything is a chance to discover my willingness to get past fear
OLD HABIT: Using Responsibility as self-motivation
NEW ACTION: Using Commitment as self-motivation