Imagine yourself weaving your way down a busy sidewalk full of street vendors, pitching their wares…when from off to the side comes a high carny voice screeching “pick a habit any habit, today only folks, get your brand new habits right here….brand new habitsssssss…as he drags his S and looks you square in the eye…he jabbers…how about you?
As you approach he fans out a deck of magic cards and offers you one for the taking. You close your eyes and reach forward…tell me…what habit are you secretly hoping you’ll get? Could it be one of these?
- Setting Goals
- Assigning Deadlines to All Tasks
- Doing One Thing at a Time
- Thinking Before you Act
- Making Better Choices
- Learning to say no
- Working on Priorities First
- Adding Structure to your Life
- Practicing Self-Control
- Taking Time to Relax
- Enlisting Help When Needed
- Ignoring the Trivia
The world can be a magical place when you choose to take control and develop better habits. Go ahead…take one.
Clint Best is a business coach and the founder of Kaizen Business Coaching in Kelowna, BC. Clint has been guiding forward thinking business owners through change and growth since 2002.