Every week I get the privilege of coaching children’s pastors, business professionals, missionaries, entrepreneurs and many others. Through these various coaching Skype calls one thing each of them have in common is, those I am coaching want to be better at what they do. Here are two ways you can increase you opportunity of succeeding in what you do:
1. Focus on what you will do, not what you won’t.
When trying to change behaviors, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the bad habit, what you don’t want to do. Focus on the substitute instead, what you will do. If you want to keep from procrastinating, don’t dwell on the times you’ve sat there knowing what to do but you just did not do it. Think and make a decision about what you will do the next time you get into that situation where you could procrastinate and sit in front of the t.v. instead of going to study or finishing that little 100 page book you have been reading for months.
2. Be specific.
Be specific about what you are trying to achieve and when you will do it. It’s not enough to say for example that you’ll clean out your inbox three days a week. Write in your calendar the three exact days and times you will get this done so you can hold yourself accountable.
If you continue these 2 steps you will be consistently improving your opportunities for success. What other steps would you include seeing this is not an exhaustive list?