Saturday, April 18, 2009

New habits can be personally transforming

I used to often find that I would spend two hours
each morning just processing my email.

I would handle enquiries, delete unwanted email
and explore new products, programs and marketing

The latter activity would eat up my time as I followed
one link to another...etc.

At the end of two hours, I would be frustrated that
I had not achieved anything and wasted a lot of
potentially productive and creative time and energy
(I'm a morning person).

However, I have since developed the habit of
using my best creative time for writing.

I think about what I want to achieve each day in
terms of output and start with the activity required
to achieve the outcome.

I then fit email processing around the available time
rather than the other way around.

This new habit is bringing me closer to achieving my
current goals.

Gradually, I'm building a routine that is productive
and rewarding (a difficult task given that I'm not
a routine person).

The problem with developing new habits is that
you have to unlearn old habits (which by definition
are "ingrained behaviors").

It's one think to change our beliefs and assumptions
about our daily routine, it's another to get our
behavior to line up with these new insights.

The payoff - new habits that can be personally
transforming and bring you closer to your goals.

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