Habits and are more important.
To be an achiever we are taught you need to set goals. So what happens when you repeatedly set goals and don’t achieve them? – You lapse and no longer see goal-setting as a way of becoming successful.
You feel negative and are less likely to set more goals because hey, what’s the point right?
Instead, we should be focussing on the processes and systems we do to get us where we need to be.
A very famous sports coach once said ” Our goal is to win, but we can’t sit and stare at the scoreboard and hope it happens – we need to do something about it”
If your goal is to lose weight – one gym session and an apple won’t change the scales.
If you want to learn a new language, an hour on youtube won’t make you fluent.
If you are serious about better results and are not one of those people who see others’ success as luck – you’re going to need to focus on your system.
Goals are about the results you want to achieve. Systems are about the processes that lead to those results
Whenever you want to change your behavior, ask yourself:
- How can I make it obvious?
- How can I make it attractive?
- How can I make it easy?
- How can I make it satisfying?
A habit is a behavior that has been repeated enough times to become automatic and to do this we need to make it as easy on ourselves as we can.
One of the best ways to build a new habit is to identify the current habit you already do each day and then stack your new behavior on top. This is called habit stacking
Over the next few blogs, we will dig deeper into how you can use these methods to get the results you need.
We will leave you with this – Environment is the invisible hand that shapes human behavior.