The number 1 Habit to form.

 

 I’m a firm believer in the importance of building more successful habits.  In fact I’ve noticed that the thousands of people in business that I’ve worked with over the last 6 years have some common characteristics.  One of the main ones is that they have and continue to develop successful habits.

 

For me there is one habit that I feel is the ‘number 1 foundation habit’ of all the others, that habit is 

 

Self-Discipline

 

You see if you look at any area of your life or business that may not be where you want it to be chances are it’s because of a lack of Self-Discipline.  

 

When I see someone who does not have the sales level they want often they’ve stopped doing (in some cases haven’t started) the things they know they need to do to reach the desired sales level.

 

When I see someone who’s fitness is not where they want it to be it is often because of a lack of self-discipline.

 

1.   The first point I want to make is to think about building successful habits and start with self-discipline.

 

 

Next I think it is important to think about how to build self-discipline.  The easiest way I myself and the others I have supported have built self-discipline is the process of setting yourself little tests.

 

Here I’m talking about something small, almost insignificant, that you commit to doing.  I may even be starting the day by writing out your most important goal.  It may be deciding to always take the stairs and not the lift.  What you chose here is not that important as long as you pick something really small and then stick to it.  

 

What happens here is that by always starting the day by writing your number 1 goal you begin to do something very important and that’s 

 

You begin to build trust with yourself

 

Building trust with yourself is vital for you to develop self-discipline.  By doing this you’ll get to the stage that when you say you’re going to do something that you do it.  Over time this becomes ingrained that you are the type of person who does that they say.  

 

Bit by bit increase the number and quality of things you do so that in time you’re sticking to great work and life practices.  

 

2.     The second point is start small and begin to build trust with yourself.

 

A simple way to help you stay on track with this trust building exercise is having a strong connection to your outcome.  

 

When I begin to build the habit of ‘exceptional personal organisation’ I found it easier to have self-discipline by connecting to the outcome of:

 

Developing my personal organisation and using my time wisely will allow me to take more holidays.

 

Now I’ll take between 8 and 10 weeks a year off.  I’m able to this because I stuck to my new principle of always being exceptionally personally organised.  Simply put my diary and my task lists are a thing of beauty!

 

3.   The third point is connecting to the outcome or the ‘why’ enables you to stick with self-discipline as you’re clear about where this new principle it going to enable you to reach.

 

 

Once you have a handle on Self-Discipline there’s no stopping you as when you say you’ll do smoothing you’ll do it. 

It may sound overly simple but the key foundation habit for you to reach your best is 

 

Develop your Self-Discipline!

 

Pete

 

Pete Wilkinson Founder

 

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