Success is a habit you choose to develop.
Brave enough to make the choice?
Andrea T. Goeglein
Success in 3 Thoughts:
- Success is a habit you choose to develop.
- Deciding to build The Habit to support your chosen life success has no impact on your ability to be successful.
- Taking the actions after you make the decision to develop the next set of habits is what will create a lifetime of success.
Success in 1 Action:
Developing the habit of reading, writing and reflection every day will impact your well-being and life satisfaction more than any other single action you decide to take.* I like to provide research evidence when I make a claim about the impact of a technique on well-being, life satisfaction and success. I am being bold when I state that The Habit is the single action, not necessarily scientifically accurate, but just listen to my rationalization during my conversation with Janice Portaro from Aniello Insurance.
Yes, I am a positive habit junkie.
Yes, this is my career.
I like learning about new methods to enhance my life and business success. Not everyone does, and I know that too. The habit of a daily practice is one, however, that fits into the category ‘if I can do this, so can you and so should you.’
This particular habit took me decades to develop.
You read correctly. Decades.
I had more spits and starts over a 15-year period than anyone should have to admit. Yet, I never gave up trying again, and again, and again. Then about year 20 of ‘deciding’ to make the choice, I finally stuck with it consistently.
By the time all the positive effects research caught up with the various aspects of the practice, I was hooked.* I had gathered enough personal experience to notice that on days I thought I was too busy to do my practice, life did not feel like it worked out so well that day. I will leave you with the Don’t Die™ Principle that guides my thinking on the subject of developing a daily habit of reading, writing and reflection:
You can make excuses or you can achieve your goals,
but you cannot do both.
What choice will you make?
*I noted above that I did not have research. I don’t have research that it is the single most impactful action. I just have experience and an informed opinion that the habit of a daily practice is the most important impact to life success.