Every person out there has at least one aspect of themselves and their career that they wish they could change. Often times we don’t know how to do it so I’ve spent the last month researching change, how we change and how we can stay changed. Our habits shape who we are and who we are becoming. Great habits can be our best friend in creating our future, who we can be and what we can accomplish. Bad habits can be the killer of dreams. Creating good habits is like building muscle. It takes practice and you have to do it every day.
Understanding a bit of how your brain works and forms habits will help you understand the steps you need to take in order to change. The book I took a lot of this research from is by Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit. We don’t get rid of bad habits, we create more powerful, good habits.
How do you break, change or replace a habit? I discuss the details of each step you need to go through to change.
1. Identify the routine you want to change.
2. Experiment with rewards.
3. Identify the cue.
4. Create a plan.
5. Believe you can change.
I’m working on overcoming my habit of eating too much ice cream at night so we can work on this goal together! Let me know how your change is going. Remember, it’s your career, you can change it!