Building habits for self improvement and SELF CARE is more effective if you start with a Domino Habit.
At my core, I believe we all KNOW what we should be doing to get the results we desire; less sugar, more income, less criticizing, more exercise…
So, while we KNOW what we should be doing, many of us struggle with the actual implementation.
For me, the thing I KNOW I should be doing, but rarely do it, is my personal outreach (cold calls) because it’s a path fully loaded with rejection.
However, once I put in a little effort for two or three days in a row, it consistently converts to massive opportunity. It’s like it works so well, I stop doing it.
Then, a month or two down the road, I have to start all over again. I have to conquer the negative self-talk about why I can’t just be consistent. And ramp up my confidence to protect myself from the rejection and dead-ends. I have to go back and figure out who I’ve already talked to and dig up more leads.
I KEEP HAVING TO GO BACK AND DO THE HARDEST PART ALL OVER AGAIN.
Where, if I would have just been consistent, I would have been past the hardest part and riding a wave of momentum, consistency, and ease.
Can you relate?
Maybe you’ve been on a weight-loss yo-yo. Or maybe your finances are constantly up and down. Maybe your relationship cycles are exhausting you.
Whatever it is for you, where do you find yourself consistently back at the starting gate?
What is ONE HABIT that will help keep you on the rails?
I call this the Domino Habit. The one where if I just do this ONE THING, it will keep me in motion. My Domino Habit is a Google Search. If I can get online and search up a list of individuals who would be a great client for me, I’m naturally going to reach out to them next. Starting with the easy habit (a google search) keeps me in motion to a bigger result (new clients).
If your struggle is intermittent fasting, maybe your Domino Habit is to start brushing your teeth every night at 7:00pm. If your challenge is exercise, maybe your Domino Habit is to get dressed to workout and walk out to end of the street.
Choosing ONE EASY ACTION to get you in motion will likely keep you in motion until your actions are HABITS. The beauty of habits is that it frees up brain space. We no longer have to DECIDE if we’re going to be great that day- we just are!!
Could it really be that easy? Could it REALLY just come down to the small things we consistently do?!!!!??