Which boot do you put on first??

by Adam Bean on April 7, 2010

Seriously try it!! Which boot do you put on first when you get dressed? Whether it is the left or the right it doesn’t matter, the point is you will always do it the same way because it is a HABIT.

Now we all know that habit’s can be good or bad, and the main reason behind this post is that I had developed a habit (Well almost I didn’t quite reach 21 days in a row which seems to be the magical number for developing a habit) of blogging or creating online content every day.

But something happened called life and I broke this almost habit, due to a number of different circumstances!
That’s not so bad I hear you say just pick up where you left off Adam and start again. Easy right? That was what I thought!!

The trouble is that it wasn’t just the habit that I had started to form that was so valuable it was also the momentum from the continual practice of blogging every day. As I sat down to write a new post for my business blog on Monday, I quickly realized that I wasn’t blog fit anymore, in that I wasn’t able to just sit and quickly punch out a suitable post. It was quite painful how long it has taken me to try and finish that post. Actually it still isn’t done.

Before for I went to sleep last night, I was reading (Another habit) Psycho-Cybernetics which explained the value of good habits, and had this little exercise to help develop a good habit.

When you put your boots on tomorrow morning do it the opposite way to how you would normally do it. This is to serve as a reminder to you that you need to spend some time during the day working on whatever new habit it is that will improve your world.

So this is my challenge to you, the same challenge that I am currently undertaking. Put your boots on the opposite way to which you you normally would, and spend some time thinking about the new habit you are going to create.

This will be our little project for the next 21 days!!! To help you keep on track post your habit in the comments section so that we can hold each other accountable.

Get out there and make a difference!!

If a boilermaker from the Sunshine Coast can do it, So Can YOU!!!

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