- What is working? What is not working?
- Are you getting closer towards the goals that you set for yourself?
- Are you sticking to your daily, weekly, and monthly actions that you outlined as part of your strategy?
While you answer these questions, think about your habits.
Willpower and motivation can only get you so far for so long. After that you need to develop lasting habits that make healthy (or healthier) choices more automatic and less effortful.
The problem is, many people struggle to get habits to actually stick. In fact, about 8 out of 10 New Years Resolutions fail!
If this sounds like you, then James Clear has some great solutions to help you overcome the 5 Common Mistakes That Cause New Habits to Fail.
PROBLEM: Trying to change everything at once.
SOLUTION: Pick one thing at a time and do it well.
PROBLEM: Starting with a habit that is too big.
SOLUTION: As Leo Babauta says, “Make it so easy you can’t say no.”
PROBLEM: Seeking a result, not a ritual.
SOLUTION: Focus on the behavior, not the outcome.
PROBLEM:Not changing your environment.
SOLUTION: Build an environment that promotes good habits.
PROBLEM: Assuming small changes don't add up.
SOLUTION: Get one percent better each day.