Most of us do not realize that the majority of what we do all day, along with the choices we make are for the most part automatic. We have built up habits in our thinking, decisions, and actions. These habits dictate the outcomes of our days, weeks, months, and years. If you have programmed yourself to attain the spiritual, health, fitness, work and relationship goals you desire everything will be much better for you. If you are just going with the flow and letting life’s circumstances program your behavior then you are sure to be lacking the success you desire in many areas of life.
When struggling in any area of life or looking to make improvements you are going to have to make some adjustments. After all “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is the definition of insanity”. You are going to want to identify the patterns of behavior that are leading to the lack of success in any given area of life. An easy way to do so is to start paying attention; be aware of what you are doing. Journaling is a solid practice to start to identify habits, thoughts, and emotions, along with successes and failures you may or may not be aware of. Stop acting on autopilot then trying to figure out what happened or where the time went because time has a way of slipping away from us.
Becoming aware of your thoughts and behaviors that make up your habits is truly the starting point for change. Without taking time to think, reflect, then create a plan of action, personal change will be very difficult to create and commit to. You are winging it. Stop doing that, it hardly ever works out to the the degree one would hope for.
If you are looking to crush goals in 2016 or had enough of the same old, start taking action to identify and become aware of the habits you have formed in thinking and the patterns of behavior that are holding you back from reaching your full potential!