Week-4 Excellence Is a Habit

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As I began to think of ideas on what to write about today, that pesky voice inside my head kept yapping away, trying its best to make me listen, trying its best to make me go back, to get me to follow my old blueprint, which I realize would lead me down the path of mediocrity.

“What could you think of that wasn’t written before? Just go to bed.”  That voice!….. grrrrr.

The truth is, that voice has been a part of me for years and years and sadly it ain’t goin’ down without a fight! I created this voice. My voice was created from all my past experiences, and what I told myself on how to feel about those experiences…good or bad.

We all have that voice in our heads, like it or not. I’m learning to ignore it. Block it out. Change the subject. If you’re telling yourself right now you don’t have a voice in there, ummm that’s your voice telling you that!

I’ve been taught that perfect practice prevents poor performance(ppppp)! We play how we practice. Right? So, I’m working and practicing to form new habits.

breaking-bad-habitsHaanel states in the Master Key System…Form the habit. Unless you do this, you had better not start at all, because modern psychology tells us that when we start something and do not complete it, or make a resolution and do not keep it, we are forming the habit of failure; absolute, ignominious failure. If you do not intend to do a thing, do not start; if you do start, see it through even if the heavens fall.”

This is exactly how I am forming new habits. Every week I come up with a new service. I have something that I need to get done. A chore. But, ‘chore’ doesn’t sound like fun so it’s called a service….that sounds better right?!

Exactly how I wrote my service for this week ‘Fertilize all fruit trees by October 23rd.’

And the process goes like this. Think. Write. Promise. Read. Do.

I thought what I wanted to do….fertilize the trees.

I wrote it down on the service card.

I promised 3 times per day that it would get done.

I read it on my card 3 times per day.

Done!

Every week we are going to add another service. And, every week the service will get bigger and better too.

It feels great to be in service!

The subconscious mind is more powerful than anything you can think of. So THINK of what you want to create for yourself. It’s up to you what you want to create.

I love comments….feel free to share your thoughts and maybe you thought of a service that you want to get done. I’d love to hear about it.

Thanks for reading.

Ryan