Three Winning Habits to Cultivate

Three Winning Habits to Cultivate

John Maynard Keynes once said, “The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping old ones.” And his words could not be any closer to the truth. Old habits are hard to break, especially when those habits have been used as pacifiers. But alas, breaking old habits is not impossible.

If you want to set yourself up to experience a series of wins this year, you have to be willing to make yourself uncomfortable. Try implementing these three tips to have a winning year.

  1. Stop procrastinating and do what you have to do.

Sometimes you have to bite the bullet and do things that aren’t exciting to you. Not everything in life has to make you feel good or bring you joy in order for it to be important. The sooner you take the time to do those things that seem mundane or impossible, the sooner you can move on to completing the things you actually want to do.

  1. Focus on what’s happening in the present.

The past is the past. It cannot be changed. The future, well it hasn’t happened yet. The only variable in the situation you have complete control over is what you decide to do right here and right now. The present is yours for the taking. Taking life day by day and focusing on what is going on in you and around you on a basic level allows for you to make the best decisions for your future. Don’t delay doing things now that your future self may thank you for.

  1. Work towards on goal at a time.

Multi-tasking is not all it’s cracked up to be. Split focus sometimes produces split results. And in this season of your life, you don’t want to half do anything. You want to make real progress and be able to put your best self forward. Multi-tasking slows you down. And while it may seem like more is getting done, it’s not. Focus all of your attention and energy on completing one task or one goal at a time. It may feel like you’re not doing all you can, but the end results of your work will show you that you are further along than you thought.

Winners win. Period. So, what are you waiting for? The perfect conditions? The perfect moment? Or are you waiting to take action “when you feel like it?” Procrastination is the thief of time and joy. When you delay doing the work you know you need to do to, you rob yourself of the moment you could have to be creative or to not be stressed out with worry. Winning in whatever lane you are purposed for is about taking action and operating in your gifts and talents. Don’t keep sitting on the side-lines. Get up and WIN!

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