Brush your teeth.
Take a shower.
Go to work and make money.
Go to sleep.
Far too often, I see this kind of routine. It is a pleasure of mine to learn and work with all of the professionally successful people I do. At the same time, we work tirelessly to drive home a common message.
Behavior Drives Results.
We are what we repeatedly do. If your default lunch is a half mocha chocoleano from Starbucks, that’s what you’ll become. And you’ll be tired as hell for the rest of the day because of it. If you find yourself dragging your butt home from work, regretting not going to the gym, you’re going to look like you didn’t go to the gym.
To see Results, you change behavior.
What parts of your life are you proud of? What have you improved upon so much in the past ten years that you can say that nobody else in the world can do what you do? In essence, what is your superpower?
How did you get there? Did you wake up one day with a knack for it? Or did you struggle for it? Chances are, you didn’t crawl out of bed and wake up in the position you are today. It probably took years of work. Blood and sweat and all that other stuff.
How can you connect your behavior to your super power?
How can we harness and build a new super power?
What small, simple task can you do each and every day to get you to your desired outcome?
Winning behaviors: Start small and build momentum to create sustainability
- Wake up 30 minutes earlier and cook breakfast
- Put your gym clothes in your car
- Walk for 10 minutes after dinner
- Go to bed at a reasonable hour every night
- Pay the poop/pee toll – 10 pushups, 20 squats every time you leave the bathroom
- Pace your meals with your family
- No screens during meals
- Cook together
- Plan your meals
- Journal about your health (including mental, physical, spiritual, emotional) for five minutes everyday