You have likely heard it takes 7, 10, 26, 40, etc. days to form a habit. Well, just so you know they are all right. The true answer is it depends on your personality type. The less focused of a person you are the harder it is to form a habit and stick with it after it loses the sizzle.
As we become more systematic and oiled, we will grow as a company and as individuals to attain our ambitious goals. The difference between growing with the team or falling behind will be your ability to adopt a discipline of being accountable to your role and its metrics. Amateurs practice until they get it right, but professionals practice until they can’t get it wrong. What character trait do you think separates the fine line between the 2? Discipline is the answer. Because consistency (practice until you can’t get it wrong) is the difference between professional and amateur and takes a lot of self-discipline to achieve 100% (which is our goal).
Whether you’re starting a fitness regiment, adopting a new process, setting a new goal, or measuring reports that you have not done before, your ability to make a difference in your life, is the discipline needed while incorporating it. The easy part and the part that most people stop at is the honeymoon stage when their idea is still fun and sexy. After this excitement wears off and the new goal becomes part of their daily routine and/or they don’t see immediate results it falls by the wayside and “busyness” gets in the way of it. The fun part of learning and setting goals is the information and/or goal itself. The hard part is making it a part of our daily lives and easily put, the hard part is the difference between a professional and an amateur. It’s the part when we no longer have to force ourselves to do something and it just happens naturally each day. Your future success will not be an outcome of things that just fall into place, it’s a lifestyle choice that each of us have to make. A lifestyle of discipline to make our goals part of us and not just an idea.
So, do yourself a favor, your team a favor, and your family a favor. If you have a new goal that you are trying to accomplish: Set it. Make sure it is clearly defined and measurable. Like getting dressed in the morning make it a necessity to your daily routine and not just a nice to have thing. Don’t allow yourself to falter on it for 3 months (120 days). There will be a grueling point within this timeframe that your body and/or mind wants to reject the change, but don’t allow it. Not doing it would be like showing up to work naked. There is never an acceptable time or excuse, just don’t do it. If you set this goal and have the discipline to do it 100% (professional) for 120 days, there is no doubt you are on the path to part…. this meaning generates motivation, excitement and passion.
Congrats to production for hitting our closings
Congrats to Ops for hitting our starts
We are at 9 sales I believe for April which is 4 behind our goal (hopefully we get them today).
So, for the sake of owning your role:
- What is your goal for April?
- How do you achieve it?
- What resources do you have?
If you’re not sure do the most crazy, insane, out of this world think: Ask.
Have a great week team. Here is to Quality of Life (meaning)