Thursday, February 6, 2014

Why Are You Afraid To Repeat?

In English class, we were always cautioned not to use the same words over and over in an essay because it was redundant and reduced the quality of the essay. I took this instruction to heart and applied it in my life for quite a long time.

I believed you should only have to say or do something once and I found it extremely irritating when people repeated themselves. Another mistake of mine. 

Outside of English class, and in the real world,

Repetition is the key. 

Why? 

We have short term memory. Don't take it personal, it's just the truth. We get distracted easily and forget quite a bit. Especially in this age of information overload. That is why habits are essential. 

Habits are specific practices that occur on a repetitive basis. 

If you want to be great at anything, you must develop habits dedicated to it. 

If you want to develop a particular skill, you need to include the habit of reading books, watching videos, taking classes, and attending conferences that promote the enhancement of that skill. If you want to be healthy, you need to include the habit of eating clean, working out, and drinking more water. If you want a happy and fulfilled life, you need to include the habit of mindfulness, self-awareness, prayer/meditation, love, forgiveness, gratitude, and generosity in your life. 

If you want to be great at anything, you must develop habits dedicated to it. 

If you want to be great at anything quickly, you must develop daily habits dedicated to it. 

Look at all the people you admire that have achieved great feats. I doubt you’ll find one of them who didn’t have specific habits in place they practiced that led them to their achievements. They accepted what most people don’t:

If you want lasting success in any area of life, repetition is the key. 

Take a moment to figure out what you truly want to accomplish, do some research(books, videos, interviews, Google, etc) on people that have been/are successful in that arena and the habits they practiced, have the willingness to include new - sometimes uncomfortable - habits in your life and then,

Get repeating/:

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