Creating Habits


I’m sitting here this morning on my deck with my cup of coffee next to me, and I can’t help thinking about how caffeine affects people. Drinking coffee is a habit, much in the same way smoking is. I’ve actually been thinking about addiction quite a bit lately. I went golfing this past weekend with two friends, and it was busy on the course so we picked up a single to make a foursome. The guy we played with was smoking, but lost his lighter halfway through, and skipped an entire hole to go back to his car to get another one.

Think about this…some people become so dependent on things that they organize their lives around them. These are habits. And what happens if you run out of coffee, or lose your lighter? You go out to buy coffee, or you go find another lighter.

Now imagine if that kind of commitment (or addiction, as it were) was to something related to success. Imagine if you woke up every morning and HAD to start your day doing what will bring you closer to your success. Now stop imagining it, and start doing it. It takes about 30 days to form a habit (without an addictive substance being involved), so all you need to do is figure out a habit that will help you reach your goal, and muscle through those 30 days. After that, it will be as easy and as natural as getting coffee in the morning.

I wake up every morning at the exact same time, I put coffee on, I sit down and I write my daily email (want to subscribe? Click here), and I write a blog post. This is my routine every single morning. I do these things no matter what else happens, and so they always get done.

Make your success a habit. Do it every day. Nothing can keep you from succeeding if success is a habit for you.

Written By Dan Simms


The Bulb Culture

“Motivating You one step at a time.”

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