Yesterday I recorded a podcast on Habits.
One of my favorite topics to talk about.
Over the last several weeks, I have been listening to trends in regards to where most people struggle.
I have found that most goals that people have are centered around their wealth and their waistline!
But why do so many struggle to make changes in their life?
I believe it is because they are to radical in their approach and rely exclusively on will power to make the changes.
The issue is, when we are fatigued, stressed, mentally focused on other things- it becomes very hard to sustain a will power driven approach to change.
So what do we do Coach?
We use my method of subtraction through addition.
This simply means we "Add" to our day rather than subtract.
Let's use diet for example.
We all know we should cut out sweets, treats, fatty meats, and all that high caloric stuff we enjoy.
But if we do that, we will almost always fail.
So the process of physical change and restoration must begin by addition.
We never take things away.
But, when we add, we will naturally begin to subtract the things that no longer suit us.
Think about it.
On days you work out, are most prone to eating like crap? Or, are you more prone to making a decision of eating healthier because you know you put all that time into your exercise and do not want to waste those 500 calories you just burned on a silly muffin!
The same is true as it relates to your work.
You have a way of doing things- so, you have developed habits around that way of doing things.
Which also means you have developed comfort around those ways as well.
To disrupt these habits by introducing radical change never works.
So, the best thing to do is center you on a bullseye. We then fill that bullseye or target with the 3-5 activities that have the highest yield for you and return on effort and energy, or, highest ROE.
We change nothing else about your day- but we get you centered on these activities.
Then, after a few weeks of doing these "Added" activities, you realize they are yielding you the results, not your old stuff/habits.
As a result, you do them more and more- naturally eliminated the old stuff.
This is the best approach to habit change!
What are you desiring in your life right now?
Before we think about our habits though, we must have a vision and goal casted- we can then work backwards to that goal/vision by focusing on the above!
(Goal and Vision)--> Current Habits + New Habits Aligned to (Goal and Vision) = Success.
That is the formula.
Think addition over subtraction and you will work with the natural ways of the mind.
COACH DANA CAVALEA