Today I’m gonna introduce you to the The S.M.A.R.T. HABITS-Building System. This is a simple system you can use to quickly start a successful habits-building program.Let’s talk about each step in more details…
S – START SMALL
We all want to improve ourselves and our place in the world. Sometimes radically. However, implementing “radical change” isn’t always practical for people facing multiple pressures. It’s not like we can suddenly stop being parents, employees or employers, and running the household while we put all our improvements in place!
So how do you implement change and still continue to function day-to-day?
By implementing small , easy improvements every day. This will put you on a continual path of bettering yourself and your situation.
While the daily improvements you make will be simple, over time they will add up to a radical transformation.
This is how change happens – step-by-step. And that is our approach in this program, slow and steady will win this race!
M – MOTIVATE YOURSELF
If you think you can break old bad habits, and build new positive habits easily, think again.
The fact is that good habits are hard to form, but easy to live with. Bad habits, on the other hand are easy to form, but hard to live with.
But don’t panic. My job is to make sure you breeze through this journey smoothly and with a lot of joy.
My point here is, you need to put yourself into a high motivation status (and stay there) in order to achieve success. This training program has been designed to make sure you stay:
A – ACCUMULATE POSITIVE HABITS
The concept of short-term success or big changes is great, but short lived. For a long-term success, you’ll need to take small, constant steps on your way to create successful change and improvement.
Slow and steady wins this race. Remember this always. By the end of this 12-month program, you’ll realize how much you’ve grown, changed and improved. How much closer you are to living the life you want to live. If doesn’t happen overnight, but it will happen!
For you to develop positive habits, you’ll need to:
Build positive habit 1
Build positive habit 2, while keeping habit 1 too
Build positive habit 3, while keeping habits 2 &1
And so on…
Got the idea?
This approach guarantees a low-pressure change, quick short-term success and most importantly, huge future success!
The good news is that the habits you’ll be develop over the course of the next 12 lessons support each other. Each habit builds upon the next.
R – RESIST IMPULSES
Let’s be honest…
If you are a human being, then you will face temptation to return to your old bad habits. It’s easier to stay in your comfort zone.
Unless you’re a Robot or having an iron-like self-discipline, then it’s normal to slip sometimes or find it difficult, especially at the start.
The solution? We need to make sure that you…
*Catch yourself when you feel that impulse
*Kill that temptation before it escalates
*Sharpen your self-discipline
Remember what I said before? “Unless you’re a robot or having an iron-like self-discipline, then it’s normal to slip sometimes or find it difficult, especially at the start.”
Well, considering that you are NOT a robot :), then your only choice is to develop an iron-like self-discipline. And you definitely can.
So get prepared for that! Self-disciplined is the best gift you can give yourself.
T – TRACK IT
Finally, you will need to keep track of your progress with those positive habits. You’ll need to take notes, clarify any difficulties you faced in order to adjust your approach accordingly. As you know by now, you need to accumulate good habits overtime. So, it’s not a surprise that after, say 3 months
you’ll be tracking 12-15 new positive habits in your life! What about 6 months? 24-30 new positive habits in your life, and so on..
This part can be handled by simple paper trackers or software, more on this later.