What simple question leads to powerful habits?
“People do not decide their future; they decide their habits and their habits decide their future,” says leadership guru John Maxwell.
To experience better results and a better life, we are wise to focus on our habits, philosopher Brian Johnson tells us. Creating better habits involves answering five questions: who, what, why, how, and when.
Today we focus on… WHAT.
The first step is awareness.
We pause. We breathe.
We ask: What’s Important Now? Or, WIN.
We do it to the best our ability. Then, we celebrate by saying “That’s like me,” Brian suggests.
Reflection is key, Brian suggests. We ask ourselves: What is the #1 habit we could start or stop doing?
We shine a light. What’s the #1 new habit which would improve my life? We identify what Brian calls a “keystone habit,” where the positive impact spills over and benefits other areas of our lives as well.
Or, what’s the #1 bad habit I could eliminate?
Or, what’s the #1 self-care habit that gives me strength? What’s in the way?
Having embodied the best version of ourselves, we decide to close the gap.
We take one tiny, micro action.
Who, Then, what.
Reflection: Reflect on the one habit I could start or stop which would have a big impact on my life.
Action: Commit to starting it. Today.