It takes 21 days to form a new habit. That’s what we’ve been told by everyone from motivational speakers, such as Zig Ziglar and Brian Tracy, to fitness trainers. Developing successful habits for work and business is necessary if you want your business or career to grow. With time and persistence, you can wipe out bad habits that are affecting your growth and begin new habits for your success.
The fact is it takes a minimum of 21 days to begin forming a new habit. In reality, it can take up to 245 days for a new habit to form.
Developing Successful Habits for Work and Business
Let me tell you a story. This is the story of a man, let’s call him Joe. Joe was overweight and knew he needed to change his habits to get healthier. You see, Joe works at a job, sitting at a desk all day long. He comes home from work each night, grabs a sandwich and handful of cookies, just to tie him over until dinnertime. Then he plops down in front of his TV and stays there. After a couple of hours of mindlessly watching the tube, he calls his favorite pizza place to get a large pizza with everything delivered. Oh, and he has a bag of chips to go with that as well as a beer or two. And of course, he sits in front of the TV while he eats.
In order to lose some weight, Joe decides he will take up running every day. He filled his pantry with healthy foods. Joe does a good job following the plan for about three weeks. He hasn’t seen much progress in his weight loss yet, though. He gets discouraged and thinks, “Hey, I’ll just skip running today” and “a pizza sure would taste good.” Soon Joe has gone back to his old ways. His new habit fizzled away after only 21 days.
We’ll come back to Joe in a bit.
Everyone has habits. You drink your coffee at certain time every day. You take the same route to work or school. You watch the same television shows each week. You eat your toast with butter and jelly every time. You do your job the same way every day.
Developing successful habits for work and business is necessary if you want your business or career to grow.
Your habits directly affect how you are perceived as an employee or an expert in your field. Not every habit is a good one and changing them takes time and persistence.
Many bad habits can affect your career. For example:
- Being late for work or meetings
- Thinking negatively
- Seeking attention
- Resisting change
- Making rash decisions
- Being defensive
You want to know what it takes to change bad habits and make the good ones stick.
Well, that’s where this report helps. It digs deeper into what habits are and how they are formed. Then we get to the heart of the matter. It looks at the differences between good and bad habits. Then it goes into how you can create the good habits and how to break the bad habits. Finally, you’ll find tips for staying motivated and getting back on track when you take a misstep.