In order to make progress and achieve tasks we set for ourselves we need to be in control of
our environment and our interactions within. This may sound fairly straight forward, but it is the
one thing that will continually drive outcomes be they favourable or unfavourable.
Habits are essentially processes we undertake to help us navigate through life. Underlining
everything we do on a daily basis is centred around survival wether we are aware of it or not
and even if our actions are destructive they come from a place that we think will benefit us.
When we look at processes we start to see a map of how we perceive our environment. For
example many of us will attest to “being starved” at some point in life due a large gap in meal
times for one reason or another, but we have never actually gone the required time period to
actually begin to “starve”.
To better understand what it is that we do on an individual basis day in and day out it is required
that we write out all our habits good and bad upon commencing training together. We will then
take stock of what will help us and what will not. Following that we will begin to identify anything
that is not included that will be required for us to achieve our current goals.
Once we have our habits planned out and we have identified what we need to drop we begin to
attach a new habit we wish to implement to a current habit we already do. For example, If I want
to begin to walk in the morning and I like to have a cup of tea when I wake up I will arrange my
walking shoes somewhere that I can see when I make my cup of tea. I will have my cup of tea
and then proceed with my walk. I will not undertake anything else that will get in the way before
my walk as it is not in the process I am creating as my morning ritual.
Week by week we will add a new habit, creating new processes, in-turn changing the
percentage of the favourable verses the unfavourable habits. When we have our favourable
habits and processes stacked so high in our favour success becomes easy. One of the biggest
takeaways I have learnt is that to do the right thing we do not need will power, but the
opportunity to make the harder decision the easier action.
Constant awareness and deliberate action are our best friends when it comes to establishing
behavioiurs that will consistently move us towards our goal