This Is What You Need To Maintain Your New Habits And Become A High-Performing Entrepreneur

The second half of the year has started and surely you have been evaluating how you are doing with your purposes; especially with those new habits that help you achieve them. The reality is that they have been very busy months for everyone, with many changes; so this is the ideal time to take a break and reinforce our productivity routines.

As we have told you many times in this blog: it is not just about having a will or being disciplined by nature; but focusing on what we do every day because it is what allows us to make the most of time, concentrate on what is important and, almost naturally, achieve our goals.

If in recent months you have abandoned some important habits, such as exercise, and you are determined to maintain a more productive day, these are the three things that you have to take into account. Take note!

1. Embrace discomfort

Becoming a high-performing entrepreneur isn’t something you’re going to achieve overnight. What’s more, it will be a constant process, because perfection is not human and you will always have to improve something. So the first thing you need to understand is that change is difficult, that it’s uncomfortable, and that every day you will feel at some point frustrated by something you didn’t get to do.

To adopt and maintain a new habit: the first thing is the action and not the inspiration; the motivation or desire to do things. The best day to go to the gym or sit down to write is, precisely, the one on which we feel most listless.

The good news is that as we practice a new habit without giving it much thought, it becomes part of our routine and we begin to feel more and more comfortable. Much more when we begin to realize our progress and begin to enjoy the benefits of our “new self”.

2. Focus more on changing thought patterns than breaking old habits

Have you ever thought about why it is so hard for us to stop doing something that is bad for us or goes against our goals, such as smoking or staying up until the wee hours browsing social networks? When we try to incorporate a healthier routine, it is normal for us to feel dragged by old habits.

What to do then? The solution is not only in willpower but also in analyzing and detecting what thought patterns we are trapped in. For example, if you tend to quickly abandon things that are good for you, you may have a problem with your self-esteem or hidden mechanisms of self-boycott with your personal or business projects.

Then, think about how you feel every time you take action and what the reward will be in the medium and long term. Because we tend to focus only on the discomfort of the moment, on how hard it is for us to do something new, even if we shouldn’t be dedicating that time to something else and that’s where an enormous amount of energy goes.

3. Be patient

In the process of adopting new habits, we can go through good days and other very bad ones; sometimes simply because we had an extra workload or we did not feel in good health. Therefore, do not make the mistake of being very hard on yourself; although you must be demanding. Do not waste your energy thinking that you will not be able, that you are “lazy” or that everything will be extremely difficult for you.

No one is perfect, not even those influencers you come across on social media who make you believe that success can be instant. Keep your long-term goals in sight, work hard, treat yourself with kindness, and celebrate each progress no matter how small it may seem. No one but yourself can walk your path to success.

 

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