People decide habits and habits decide our futures. We often discount the power of habit in our lives. We think we can decide to do something and make it happen! But without the effort of an ingrained pattern or routine, we have established it’s nearly impossible.
Life is short. We should make the most out of the time we have. I learned one way to do this is to create habits. Habits are a means to an end. If we want a desired outcome, e.g., healthier body, more time with our family, be more efficient on the job, creating a habit will help get us there. It’s not rocket science. It’s practical, common sense.
It doesn’t matter what area of life you want to change; whether personal, career, relationships, spiritual, physical, or financial change. If one desires to change the future in any one or all of these areas, developing a habit can help.
For example, I desire a future with good health. I consistently exercise most every day. It did not just happen. I made it happen. To create a habit, you must want the outcome over all other choices. Otherwise, you won’t do it.
I ran across a tangible tool that can help you start a habit and turn it into a routine. See the link to a template for what is called a 66 Day Challenge. Identify your habit. Write it down, tell someone. Then ask that person to keep you accountable. Simple, right?
Remember, what we desire for our future doesn’t just happen. We have to make it happen. Habits are the conduit to turn our desires into reality.
What is something you desire for yourself in the future? What habit will help make that future desire come to fruition.