“Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.”
How often has this happened to you? …
You want to do more with your life – get into great shape, pursue a hobby you’re passionate about, start your own business, or work toward a new career, etc. You start building a positive habit that will take you in that direction – exercise, waking up early, writing, meditation, an evening routine, studying, etc.
You begin with a lot of determination (for a week maybe). Then something makes you skip your habit for a couple of days: a new project at work, unexpected household events, illness, family coming to visit, and so on.
Those “busy” days keep popping up, and so you skip more often. Before long, you abandon your new habit altogether.
It’s frustrating isn’t it? Trying again and again to build positive habits, but not being able to?
Sometimes you feel that you simply don’t have it in you to do anything anymore. You are just too busy, too old, and just plain exhausted.
But what if that’s not true? What if the only things holding you back are a few limiting beliefs? And I’m not talking about negative beliefs.
We hold numerous beliefs about what works, about the correct way to do things, and about what we need to do to be successful. And on the surface, many of these beliefs sound quite positive and motivational, and they are in some situations. However, in many other situations, they turn into motivational myths that completely cripple our progress and prevent us from building positive habits. Let me explain…
Myth #1: All you need to do is work really, really hard to be successful.
This belief is single-handedly responsible for [Read more…]