In the book, "How to Write a Lot", Paul Silvia states that the key to successful writing is to develop a habit of writing on a schedule and then writing during this time, each and every time - no excuses. It's a simple formula that may be applied for achieving anything.
If we are what we repeatedly do, then our habits (good or bad) define who we are.
Anyone who has ever tried to overcome a bad habit knows that you must repeatedly refuse a previous indulgence (or inaction) when tempted to do what you've often done (or not done) in the past. To help you succeed, we recommend replacing the old habit with a new and improved action instead, which supports your goal of true change.
We cannot just think it, we must do it - over and over again; so, true change can only be claimed over the passage of time.
It sounds (and can be) hard at times, which is why many people tend to put it off, but the victory is super sweet! A boost to self-confidence, you realize that anything is achievable. It opens your mind and heart to greater possibilities!
In closing, I will leave you with a wise quotation from Mac Anderson,
"I am your constant companion.
I am your greatest asset or heaviest burden.
I will push you up to success or down to disappointment.
I am at your command.
Half the things you do might just as well be turned over to me,
For I can do them quickly, correctly, and profitably.
I am easily managed; just be firm with me.
Those who are great, I have made great.
Those who are failures, I have made failures.
I am not a machine, though I work with the precision of a
machine and the intelligence of a person.
You can run me for profit, or you can run me for ruin.
Show me how you want it done. Educate me. Train me.
Lead me. Reward me.
And I will then...do it automatically.
I am your servant.
Who am I?
I am a habit"
Linda Reddin, CEC, PCC, is founder of A Strategic Edge Coaching in Kamloops, BC Canada, dedicated to helping leaders and business owners become excellent communicators and inspiring leaders of successful enterprises and the people they serve. In her free time, Linda enjoys cooking healthy food, hiking, reading and has an active yoga lifestyle.
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