Successful habits formula
Successful habits formula. Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen in their best selling book The Power of Focus, outline their successful habits formula. We all have bad habits which include not returning phone calls or always being late for meetings. These habits can hinder your success. They are not the end of the world, but by changing them you can improve your results.
In this blog post, I thought I would review this successful habits formula so that first of all you would be aware of your bad habits but more importantly have a formula that would assist you to change them over time.
It must be pointed out that certain habits may have been constantly practiced by you for years. So even though its a common belief that it takes twenty one days to form a habit, it may take longer to change or stop doing something that most would consider a bad practice. In other words, the longer you have had a habit, the more time it may take to stop or change.
There are three basic steps to the successful habits formula. The first step is to identify your bad habits. Its just common sense that you certainly can’t change a circumstance without knowing what that circumstance is. Canfield explains that certain habits may have long term implications like smoking. Over time smoking can result in lung cancer. So not only is identifying your bad habits important, but thinking about the long term implications may also be helpful to motivate you to change.
Successful habits formula
Second, define your new successful habit. In other words, what are you going to replace the bad habit with. This is usually the opposite of the bad habit. For example, arriving to meetings early could be the new choice. Canfield recommends focusing on the benefits and rewards that come along with adopting the new habit. This will act as motivation for adopting the change.
Finally, you must take action. In the smoking example you can take smoke cessation classes, adopt exercising, or reading stop smoking literature. Start with the habit you want to change and adopt three immediate action steps you can take. Once you have identified the action steps, take action immediately. Jack Canfield talks about this formula in this YouTube video. (watch here).
In conclusion, identifying and changing your bad habits will not only improve your quality of life but also add to your chances for success. Adopt the successful habits formula and start changing your life for the better. Also check out this blog post on five success habits that can bring you success.