4. Cultivate Habits for Success.
All of our life, so far as it has definite form, is but a mass of habits. – William James
What do we know? (Charles Duhigg)
- Habits form because the brain is always looking for short-cuts
- Your brain can’t tell the difference between good and bad habits
- Duke researchers found that as much as 40% of our day is dictated by habits, NOT decisions
- Cue> Routine > Reward Cycle
- Keystone Habits are the most important habits we deveope
- Keystone Habits are the foundation on which we build all other little habits and our lives on
What do we do?
- Habits can be changed
- Figure out the reward you are wanting
- Notice the cue and find the new routine
- Write it down
- Keep a journal
- Get accountability
- Willpower is the most important Keystone Habit
- Be patient… change is hard, uncomfortable and takes time
5. View failure as a pathway to success.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. – JFK
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill
Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement. – CS Lewis
Fear of failure stops us from trying, what if we instead used failure as a way to measure success?
Vulnerability is a key to healthy relationships, overcoming failure, innovation and creativity (in other words, vulnerability actually makes us grittier).